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Tuition & Fees

$6,192

$15,433

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,630
Declined + 448
Total Received 2,078
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1  :  17

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 3,639
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)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  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

3,006

undergraduate students

633

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
16%
400-499
49%
300-399
32%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
22%
400-499
54%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
34%
12-17
49%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
7%
18-23
28%
12-17
65%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
8%
18-23
44%
12-17
48%
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
45%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
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
3%
500-599
16%
400-499
49%
300-399
32%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
22%
400-499
54%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
34%
12-17
49%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
7%
18-23
28%
12-17
65%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
8%
18-23
44%
12-17
48%
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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Not used
SAT Subject Tests Required of some
ACT only Required of some

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,630
Declined + 448
Total Received 2,078

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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Admissions Contact

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,237,659
State $344,670
Institutional $4,908,580
Other external $0
Total $17,490,909

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $0
Other external $0
Total $0

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
Adult/Family Persons Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
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
Computer Information Science
Computer Networking/Information Technology
Computer Science
Computer Systems/Networks
Computer/Information Sciences
Criminal Justice
Education Specialist/Elementary Education
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Elementary Education
English Education
Family Nurse Practitioner
General Studies
Geospatial Engineering Technology
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
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
Nurse Educator
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Piano Music Education
Piano Performance
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law
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

83%

3,006
students

Female
64%
1,928

Male
36%
1,078

Graduate

17%

633
students

Female
74%
467

Male
26%
166

undergraduateFull-time

85%

2,570
students

Female
63%
1,609

Male
37%
961

undergraduatePart-time

15%

436
students

Female
74%
319

Male
26%
117

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
94%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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 15
Countries most often represented Canada
Ghana
India
Jamaica
Russia
Spain
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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