Mississippi State University provides MBAs with a "very intimate setting, since the school makes up the majority of the town." Students love the "small-town setting and college atmosphere," telling us that "the southern charm and friendliness that surround you are the greatest strengths of MSU." Like many other southern schools, MSU has "a great sense of tradition that is upheld very well" by students, faculty, and administrators alike; also like its peer institutions, it is crazy for intercollegiate athletics, particularly football. One MBA explains, "For the sports lover, we have plenty of activities like tailgating at football games. There are activities for many sporting events here." Another student adds, "You just can't match the atmosphere of the ‘Left-Field Lounge' for college baseball."Within the College of Business, the MBA Association is the most active force in extracurricular life. It "organizes intramural football, basketball, and softball teams and usually organizes an MBA Social every few weeks. The socials are usually held at local bars and restaurants, and they really give students an opportunity to get to know each other." Students also have access to "more clubs and other organizations than you can count, outdoor sports and recreation, and a very supportive local community." They love the "beautiful campus [and MSU's] state-of-the-art fitness facility that houses a weight room, eight basketball courts, a walking track, climbing wall, pool, and about 10 racquetball courts."Most of all, though, they love the tight community formed by this small MBA program. One student describes the relationship dynamic, "You form such bonds with your classmates that you spend your outside time with them as well. It is a very tight-knit group. You spend a lot of time at the MBA lab working on projects, but it is well worth it." Another student relates an atmosphere that "is very much like a family. Classmates in general are supportive. I love the people that I am in class with. The school is very laid-back and a fun place to be."