C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Alcorn State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
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
81%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
780-980
ACT 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
$14,237/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,109/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,103/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,370/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,055/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,361/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.37 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,556Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Some outgoing, and some to themselves
    52%
  • Outgoing
    26%
  • Smokers
    13%
  • Black and mild smokers
    9%

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.44 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Is in the middle of nowhere
    70%
  • Average
    17%
  • Above average. I love it
    9%
  • Below average
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
48%
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
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Alcorn State University 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 have been going to Alcorn State University off and on since 2010. The staff is really nice,and they do a good job to help you in any way they can. Even though it's a big campus everything is in walking distance, food,classes, library ,etc. All of my family has graduated from Alcorn State University from my grandmother all the way down to my sisters and brothers. The only thing that I would like to see different is more classes offered online. In today's world we sometimes struggle to find that balance between work and commuting to school. Having classes online makes it so much convenient.
Alcorn State University Is A Great School To Attend! Great location with and beautiful campus. Its very home feeling and the people are great. When I first got there I knew thats where I wanted to be. Campus lifeis awsome. I wouldnt trade my experience for the world. Also it made me a better person in so many ways. Especially becoming an adult.