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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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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.
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
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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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.38 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 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 24 responses
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  • Some outgoing, and some to themselves
    50%
  • Outgoing
    25%
  • Smokers
    13%
  • Black and mild smokers
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Is in the middle of nowhere
    67%
  • Average
    17%
  • Above average. I love it
    13%
  • 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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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.
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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
I enjoy being in college because I can make my own decisions without anyone’s opinion or comments. I can effectively manage my time and responsibilities. And also, having responsibilities to achieve everyday. I spend time with my friends and do my work at the same time. We find ways to keep ourselves entertained and busy but we enjoy having a little fun every once in a while. I would like for us to have more activities and associations on campus as well such as movies, swimming, and bowling but HBCU’s doesn’t contain the most profits. I wish people will give back more to HBCU’s because black excellence is going in style.