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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
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 2,893 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Alcorn State acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Nursing. Graduating 33% of students, Alcorn State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,100.
About Alcorn State University...
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
79%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1140
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$13,665/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,327/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,893Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
279
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Some outgoing, and some to themselves
    52%
  • Outgoing
    24%
  • Smokers
    12%
  • Black and mild smokers
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Is in the middle of nowhere
    64%
  • Above average. I love it
    16%
  • Average
    16%
  • Below average
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
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 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.
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My experience at Alcorn State University has been pretty fair. At the moment, I rated it three starts because the people at the financial aid office won’t even allow me to register this semester! I have to have the money that I owe first! And because of this I am at a loss for words. I’m not sure what I should do or how to go about enrolling in school for this semester.
Alcorn State University has a great family environment and inclusive atmosphere. The Alcorn Braves are very school spirited and have a variety of on-campus activities for students to be involved in. The sports program is phenomenal and the HBCU atmosphere is amazing. Students will love seeing all different typed of organizations including SGA, fraternities,sororities, and other student success oriented clubs. Alcorn is a great choice for any student wanting to have a great academic experience