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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Alcorn State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, MS 39096
Website
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Alcorn State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
810-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,600/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,344/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,014/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,265/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,851/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,237/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,589Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Some outgoing, and some to themselves
    52%
  • Outgoing
    26%
  • Smokers
    13%
  • Black and mild smokers
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.44 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Is in the middle of nowhere
    70%
  • Average
    17%
  • Above average. I love it
    9%
  • Below average
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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I love so many things about Alcorn State University, but the most striking pro is the diverse community that make up the student body on campus. There are so many people from different towns, states, and even countries. Students are very ambitious on campus which gives everyone the opportunity to meet people who have similar interests and strive to be the best at whatever they do. I also love my HBCU because it gives several scholarships to everyone. I can testify that more than 85% of students on campus are on one scholarship or the other. Ultimately, this makes people more serious than ever to maintain their scholarship and make good grades. Overall, Alcorn State University is a very good scholarship that accommodates so many people and is very considerate about academic excellence and the social development of the school.
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Do you like learning but with space? I'm talking acres students! Well then Alcorn is the college for you. Learning doesn't stop in the classrooms, it floats like a butterfly on campus. Everything is essential. Students, professors, and the staff work together to help recreate everyone's obstacles, so that they may have a broader path to succeed.
The teaching staff really cares. All of my professors have been knowledgeable and work well with students. It’s a small friendly campus. Beautiful scenery!