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Alcorn State University
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  • 4 Year
  • ALCORN STATE, MS

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Alcorn State is an above-average 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 2,729 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Alcorn State acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Biology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 41% of students, Alcorn State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,100.

About

1000 ASU DR STE 359
ALCORN STATE, MS 39096
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

Alcorn State University Rankings

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Alcorn State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
800-970
ACT Range
16-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
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Cost

Net Price
$13,907 / 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
$9,738 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 41 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 41 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    67%
  • On Campus
    25%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,729 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
340
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Some outgoing, and some to themselves
    50%
  • Outgoing
    27%
  • Smokers
    12%
  • Black and mild smokers
    8%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 48 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Is in the middle of nowhere
    63%
  • Above average. I love it
    15%
  • Average
    15%
  • Below average
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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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