Tuition & Fees

$7,290

$7,290

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
14%
500-599
53%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
700-800
9%
600-699
35%
500-599
23%
400-499
25%
300-399
8%
30-36
5%
24-29
15%
18-23
39%
12-17
40%
6-11
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
34%
12-17
51%
30-36
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
38%
12-17
33%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,853
Declined + 461
Total Received 4,314
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Public

3,173

undergraduate students

485

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Business Administration
  3. General Studies
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Codes

SAT 1008
ACT 2176

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,658
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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Alcorn State, MS

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
14%
500-599
53%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
700-800
9%
600-699
35%
500-599
23%
400-499
25%
300-399
8%
30-36
5%
24-29
15%
18-23
39%
12-17
40%
6-11
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
34%
12-17
51%
30-36
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
38%
12-17
33%

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

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,853
Declined + 461
Total Received 4,314

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Interview

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Juanita McKenzie-Edwards
Director of Financial Aid
juanita@alcorn.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Football

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Athletic Directors

Derek Horne (men's)
Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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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

3,658

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

3,173
students

Female
64%
2,038

Male
36%
1,135

13%

485
students

Female
72%
350

Male
28%
135

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

2,855
students

Female
64%
1,819

Male
36%
1,036

11%

318
students

Female
69%
219

Male
31%
99

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Student Break-down

5%
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 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

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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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

International Student Contact

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

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