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Tuition

Not Reported

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,878
Declined + 387
Total Received 2,265
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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Child Development
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School Facts

Alcorn State, founded in 1871, is the oldest historically black, land-grant university in the country. Its 1,756-acre campus is situated at Alcorn State in Claiborne County, MS, 90 miles southwest of Jackson.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,848
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  NAIT (National Association of Industrial Technology)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1008
ACT 2176

Social Networks

Public

3,157

undergraduate students

691

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
18%
400-499
54%
300-399
21%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
21%
400-499
54%
300-399
21%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
39%
12-17
49%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
4%
18-23
30%
12-17
66%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
5%
18-23
45%
12-17
50%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Alcorn State, MS

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Alcorn State, MS

1,756-acre campus in Lorman (population: 2,223), 70 miles from Jackson; branch campus in Natchez. Served by bus; air and train serve Jackson. School operates transportation to bus station.

Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Drive #359
Alcorn State, MS 39096

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
0%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
18%
400-499
54%
300-399
21%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
21%
400-499
54%
300-399
21%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
39%
12-17
49%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
4%
18-23
30%
12-17
66%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
5%
18-23
45%
12-17
50%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Not used
SAT Subject Tests Required of some
ACT only Required of some

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Interview
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,878
Declined + 387
Total Received 2,265

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Admissions Contact

Katangelia Tenner
Director of Admissions and Recruiting
P: 601 877-6147
F: 601 877-6347
ksampson@alcorn.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Southwestern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Brave
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture
Agriculture Economics
Agronony/Plant and Soil Science
Animal Science
Applied Science
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Child Development
Clinical Laboratory Science
Computer Networking/Information Technology
Computer Science
Computer Systems/Networks
Computer/Information Sciences
Criminal Justice
Education Specialist/Elementary Education
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Elementary Education
Environmental Biology/Ecology
Family Nurse Practitioner
General Studies
Geospatial Engineering Technology
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Health Science
Health/Physical Education
History
Homeland Security Management
Instrumental Music Education
Instrumental Performance
International Agriculture
Literature
Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism
Mass Communications/Print Journalism
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Molecular Biology
Nurse Educator
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Piano Music Education
Piano Performance
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Physical Therapy
Psychology
Radiological Health Science (Health Physics)
Recreation
Robotics/Automation Technology
Secondary Education
Social Science Education
Social Work
Sociology
Teaching
Technology
Vocal Music Education
Vocal Performance
Workforce Education/Leadership
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Undergraduate

82%

3,157
students

Female
65%
2,039

Male
35%
1,118

Graduate

18%

691
students

Female
76%
524

Male
24%
167

undergraduateFull-time

86%

2,732
students

Female
63%
1,712

Male
37%
1,020

undergraduatePart-time

14%

425
students

Female
77%
327

Male
23%
98

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
93%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
3%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Other
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Countries most often represented Canada
Estonia
Ghana
India
Jamaica
Russia
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Katangelia Tenner
Director of Admissions and Recruiting
601 877-6147
ksampson@alcorn.edu

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