B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    NG
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Alcorn State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, MS 39096
Website

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%
SAT Scores Range
795-985
ACT Scores Range
16-20
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Alcorn State University

Cost

Net Price
$14,520/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,654/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,513/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,454/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,646/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,546/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,570Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Some outgoing, and some to themselves
    50%
  • Outgoing
    27%
  • Smokers
    14%
  • Black and mild smokers
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.43 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Is in the middle of nowhere
    73%
  • Average
    18%
  • Above average. I love it
    5%
  • Below average
    5%

After Alcorn State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Alcorn State University Reviews

606 reviews
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Do you like learning but with space? I'm talking acres students! Well then Alcorn is the college for you. Learning doesn't stop in the classrooms, it floats like a butterfly on campus. Everything is essential. Students, professors, and the staff work together to help recreate everyone's obstacles, so that they may have a broader path to succeed.
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I really love this school. Even though many people are quick to say "Alcorn is small and it's in the middle of nowhere, how could you possibly learn anything" I strongly disagree. if you are a person who loves small class rooms, down to earth students, and fun weekends this is really the place for you. The only downfall that I would say that Alcorn has is the Financial aid department because they are extremelyyyy slow!
The school is more interesting because we are in the middle of no where. We become a unity and have actual gathering and events to attend as an ASU Family. ALCORN is a well structured university with its many supporters such as Greeks, Alumini, Professors, Students, and neighbors of the Mississippi area work much wonders on the campus!