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B
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
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Jacksonville State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Website
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Jacksonville 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
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1120
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,474/ 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
    $15,219/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,706/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,669/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,548/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,750/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,480Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Friendly
    81%
  • JSU Students are beyond amazing and welcoming!
    14%
  • Rude but not rude
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.68 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
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  • Friendly
    62%
  • Spirited
    21%
  • Gem of the Hills
    13%
  • Boring
    3%
  • Liberal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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Jacksonville State University Reviews

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This is a wonderful college to attend. The professors are very helpful as well as any of the staff here at JSU. Also, is true to say that JSU is the friendliest campus in the south. one undergraduate degree here, and I chose JSU for my second degree. There is a lot of diversity. There are many programs, activitites, research opportunities, clubs, volunteering opportunities, and opportunities for community service. Professors office hours are reasonable, and they will help you with pretty much anything. It is such a beautiful campus. The landscapers do a very well at helping accomplish this. The quad is also a nice spot to drop by for relaxing. Some people even hang their hammocks in the trees there to read, do homework, draw, or take a nap in between classes. It truly is a wonderful campus, and I am proud to say that I am a JSU student!
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Jacksonville State University is awesome. There are so many organizations to join for all different interest groups. It seems cheesy, but it really is the friendliest campus in the South! The classes and teachers are great. The housing, especially for freshman on campus is not the best. If you don't want to share a bedroom with a stranger, request a roommate, or try to get a housing exemption. Overall, I am very happy with my choice to attend JSU.
Jacksonville State University is more than just a college campus- it’s a real home away from home! I wouldn’t be the person I am today without JSU. Not only because of the education it has provided me, but because of the friendships and professional development opportunities that were offered to me!