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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
500
25th
410
75th
460
25th
390
75th
25
25th
14
75th
25
25th
16
75th
25
25th
16
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,582
Declined 4,264
Total Received 6,846
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Public

3,427

undergraduate students

517

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,944
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
0%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
500
25th
410
75th
460
25th
390
75th
25
25th
14
75th
25
25th
16
75th
25
25th
16

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Not used ACT only Required of some SAT Subject Tests Required of some

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,582
Declined 4,264
Total Received 6,846

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Admission test scores

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Completion of college-preparatory program
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Other

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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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$10,737

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $6,044
Room $7,360
Board $3,428
Additional fees $1,246
Books & supplies $1,586
Total $19,664
Average Financial Aid - $10,737
Total with Avg. Aid $8,927

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 601 877-6190
F: 601 877-6110
juanita@alcorn.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, football

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Southwestern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Agricultural Business and Management, General. yes
Agricultural Economics. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Casino Management. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Child Development. yes
Community College Administration. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes
History, General. yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other. yes yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. yes
Robotics Technology/Technician. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Business Administration
  3. General Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,944

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

3,427
students

Female
64%
2,208

Male
36%
1,219

13%

517
students

Female
70%
361

Male
30%
156

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

2,869
students

Female
64%
1,838

Male
36%
1,031

16%

558
students

Female
66%
370

Male
34%
188

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
91%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
3%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented Ghana
Jamaica
Nigeria
Serbia
Trindad And Tobago
Zambia
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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