Mississippi State University is a public, land-grant university whose mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state's diverse population, as well as from other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service. Enhancing its historic strengths in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, mathematics, and natural and physical sciences, Mississippi State offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs; these include architecture, the fine arts, business, education, the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and veterinary medicine. Mississippi State is classified as a "comprehensive doctoral research university with very high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation. Often recognized as one of "America's Best College Buys." Mississippi State is committed to its tradition of instilling among its students the ideals of diversity, citizenship, leadership, and service.