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Rust College, MS

Situated in the northernmost section of Mississippi, Rust College has been one of the leading liberal arts school in the South since it was founded more than 145 years ago. The schools is located just 35 minute from Memphis, Tennessee, and provides students with ample opportunity to spend time in this quintessential southern city.

Rust College was founded in 1866 as one of the first liberal arts schools in the country for African Americans. Today it is one of the only five remaining historical black colleges and universities (HBCU) that were founded before 1867 - and it's easy to see why. From humble beginnings the school has evolved to earn a reputation for academic excellence, and being a short distance from the River City provides a unique college experience.

Rust College's university housing is located in the small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi, but it's hard to resist the draw of Memphis to the north. The city is one of the most culturally diverse in the South but perhaps its greatest draw is Graceland - the iconic estate of Elvis Presley. Memphis is also home to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, which is both the oldest and largest art museum in the state of Tennessee.

Of course there is much more to university living at Rust College than its favorable location of student housing, its academic reputation is well-earned as well. With only 1,200 students, class sizes are kept small so every student gets the attention he or she deserves. The most popular areas of study include biology and computer sciences, but students also can earn degrees in everything from broadcast journalism to child care management.

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