Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS

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Tuition & Fees

$7,290

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
19%
18-23
42%
12-17
37%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,723
Declined 741
Total Received 3,464
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Public

3,068

undergraduate students

455

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Alcorn State University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,523
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

1,756-acre campus in Lorman (population: 1,812), 70 miles from Jackson; branch campus in Natchez. Served by bus; air and train serve Jackson. School operates transportation to bus station.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Jackson-Evers International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • marching band
  • Gospel Choir
  • inter-faith choir

Top Events

  • Greek Step Show
  • Concerts
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
24%
Top 1/2
73%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
19%
18-23
42%
12-17
37%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.2

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,723
Declined 741
Total Received 3,464

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

standardized test scores

Considered

interview

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Robotics Technology/Technician
Social Work
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

3,523

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

3,068
students

Female
64%
1,978

Male
36%
1,090

13%

455
students

Female
71%
321

Male
29%
134

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

2,729
students

Female
65%
1,758

Male
35%
971

12%

339
students

Female
65%
220

Male
35%
119

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 21%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
91%
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
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

174

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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