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Jackson State University, MS

Jackson is Mississippi's capital and home to Jackson State University, an area where apartment renters can enjoy some southern hospitality.

Jackson State University, for apartment renters looking for some history lesson, was founded in 1877 by the American Home Baptist Society of New York and is considered as an important venue for the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. It started out as a private church school with merely 20 students and was originally called the Natchez Seminary. Today, JSU enrolls over 8,000 students in a wide range of undergraduate and post-graduate programs with a mission of educating a diverse student population that's enhanced through research and experiential training.

Besides its rich history, the area surrounding Jackson State University offers apartment renters an array of establishments and facilities for their convenience. The Jackson Zoo, for example, offers individuals to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The zoo is located on 110 acres of land with 776 animals. The sanctuary also houses 12 endangered species, including a pygmy hippo and a Sumatran tiger.

For those with a flair for art, the Mississippi Museum of Art near Jackson State University offers apartment renters a unique taste of not only local creations but also pieces from around the world. The Mississippi Story exhibit is one of the permanent collections in the venue, revealing the remarkable story of the Magnolia State through visual arts.

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