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 2,589 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Alcorn State acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Nursing. Graduating 31% of students, Alcorn State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,000.
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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.38 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 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 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.
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