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
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Jacksonville State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
860-1100
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Jacksonville State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,304/ 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
    $15,642/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,452/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,825/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,830/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,758/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.60 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,733Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Friendly
    84%
  • JSU Students are beyond amazing and welcoming!
    10%
  • Rude but not rude
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.62 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    58%
  • Spirited
    24%
  • Gem of the Hills
    12%
  • Boring
    3%
  • Liberal
    3%

After Jacksonville State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
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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My overrall experience at Jacksonville State University had numerous of great moments and hardships. Jacksonville State university campus is one of the free- spirited university I have ever visited and majority of students are down to earth. On campus housing is filled with various of activites and formal events; to add, football season is a huge deal to the Jacksonville State University Gamecock's students and professors. Likewise, the professor's are willing to work one on one with each student if students ask. However, the hardship of attending Jacksonville State University is taking numerous of testing outside of student's majors and financial aid issues.
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I am currently a frshman living in Fitzpatrick hall. I love being a fitz chick! Our R.As genuinely depict our title "friendliest campus in the south" they are always there for you, but never over your shoulder about college life. There if you need them, but not shoeltering you by any means. Fitz has free laundry, for whenever you need to use them, they are in the basement. The basement also includes a nice lounge area where you can go study or hang out with friends. It's a nice place to go if you have a lot of people getting together, as your room might not be big enough! The rooms are 2 person rooms with a beds, 2 desks, 2 vanities with mirrors and lots of storage! Way more storage than Curtiss, the other female freshman dorm. The bathrooms are community, but are cleaned twice daily and I have never had a bad experience with our bathrooms! They are kept exceptionally clean, just don't forget to pack shower shoes! All together living on campus has been a great experience for me my freshman year. Is will actually continue living on campus next year in an upperclassmen dorm!
Jacksonville State University is an okay school; especially seeing as it is the cheapest university in Alabama. It has a lot of potential that was not being utilized under President Meehan. Dr. Beehler is doing great things as president. The school has already invested in a new, state-of-the-art student recreational center, a new practice field for the famous Marching Southerners, all of the sports team are making great accomplishments. Also there is a new Advisor for Greek Life so great things will come from that. The SGA is also being utilized more making for a happier student body. As of right now the school is decent. In future years I could see it being one of the best universities in the state of Alabama.