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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
    A-
  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 2,855 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.
1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, MS 39096
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

Alcorn State University Rankings

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Alcorn State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1140
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,923/ 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
$13,786/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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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
    61%
  • On Campus
    33%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,855Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
318
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
86%
Varsity Athletes
10%
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%
  • Outgoing
    4%

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.47 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Is in the middle of nowhere
    62%
  • 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
40%
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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Alcorn State University Reviews

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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!
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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.