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- Student LifeB+
Alcorn State is a public university located in Alcorn State University, Mississippi. As a historically black college, Alcorn State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,855 undergraduate students. The Alcorn State acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Biology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 40% of students, Alcorn State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,100.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities64 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies28 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services21 Graduates
Agricultural Business17 Graduates
Child Development17 Graduates
Military Systems Technology16 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
Alcorn State University Reviews
I am originally from California and my father is a born and raised Mississippi boy. I attended Alcorn for a new life changing experience and to be experience my fathers home state. It was a culture shock at first, Mississippi has a totally different economy and scenery. It was definitely a challenge since I went back to on campus living at the age of 25. Although, has changed my life forever. Alcorn taught me patience, peace, grace, discipline, how to save money, etc. It taught me grace because I got to experience living in a low class town of poverty, but it was probably the most humble experience I've had. The people were lovely, we started off as friends and now I consider them family. The Southern life is full of people that are open to embrace others and teach outsiders their history. Even though I experienced some hardship on my journey, it was all well worth it. I am a better person than when I left California & I have Alcorn to thank for that!
I took most in person/hybrid classes. A few online classes I attended and online is probably a little harder than in person classes due to the fact that you have to be disciplined to stay on track of everything. Teachers were very attentive with their students and I couldn't be more grateful. I worked a part time job 20-30 hrs a week while in school full time each semester. I could have easily slipped up on my studies, but I didn't. Teachers were also always willing to meet up with me if I had any extra concerns or questions regarding coursework. I am grateful!
I absolutely love my university! The atmosphere and people are very warm and welcoming. Classroom sizes are fairly small which makes the student/teacher relationship more intimate. It's a small campus which makes the student body much closer than others. Football, Sounds of Dynomite (the band), tailgating, homecoming, and Greek life are all big aspects of life at Alcorn. Ultimately, Alcorn State University is a true HBCU experience and I honestly believe I made the best decision by attending this institution.