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- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB
Jackson State is a public university located in Jackson, Mississippi. As a historically black college, JSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,840 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Jackson State acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 38% of students, Jackson State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,100.
Jackson State University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.92 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities132 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services96 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies81 Graduates
Healthcare Management72 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching39 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.127 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.147 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
Jackson State University Reviews
I have remained in my home country throughout the semester as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, so I had all my courses online. To start with, I'm not a fan of this schooling method because I love to participate in class physically. Imagine, I took my chemistry lab course online, which is supposed to be a very practical experience. Instead we mostly did the practicals theoretically and we used a laboratory app Judy once. The other courses like art appreciation, history of civilization, and speech arts were okay to me though. In some courses like general chemistry, I got to interact with some students which made it feel more like a classroom to me. The problems you're most likely to face during the online classes is either an internet issue or a software problem because you'd obviously need to work with a lot of applications. Above all the lectures are punctual and responsive.
Jackson State has a remarkable campus! From on-line platforms to in-person lectures. The student body is like no other, with various organizations to join to help network within and outside of the university.
My experience at Jackson State University has been interesting and straightforward considering the way I had my classes as a freshman -which was online as a result of the pandemic. As an international student, it was really challenging when I first started because I could not integrate myself easily with the rest of the class. In all my classes, I was the only international student. Although, it was very easy interacting with the lecturers, they are very helpful plus I have a great academic advisor. The lecturers replied my mails promptly and they followed up with how I was coping with the classes. It wasn't easy I must say because of the time difference, I had my classes at home, in Nigeria. The time difference was 7 hours so 2pm classes there would mean I'd be taking them by 9pm, not to talk of the extra classes I joined 8pm there which was 3am here. Above all I really enjoyed the experience. I'm hoping to be on campus pretty soon so I can interact with other students.