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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  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 is an above-average public university located in Jacksonville, Alabama. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,480 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Jacksonville State acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 35% of students, Jacksonville State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,200.
About Jacksonville State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
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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

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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.67 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 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 38 responses
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  • Friendly
    79%
  • JSU Students are beyond amazing and welcoming!
    16%
  • Rude but not rude
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.69 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Friendly
    63%
  • Spirited
    20%
  • 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 is an overall, amazing college. The professors are very caring about their students and their future. They push their students to their full potential to be and do the best they can inside the classroom and also outside of the classroom. Although tuition can be a hassle without financial aid, they provide plenty of scholarships to help provide funds. The only thing I will change about my university is the food. I wish we had a Zaxby's! Before the campus was hit by the tornado, are campus was the most beautiful university in the south. It is becoming more beautiful day by day as the reconstruct and rebuild things around campus. We will get our university back to how it was while still being the most friendliest campus in the south!
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Overall, my experience with Jacksonville State University has been great! J.S.U. was my dream university from even all the way back in my middle school days, and it sure did not disappoint. They have handled the devastation from the tornado extremely well while still making it feel like the "Friendliest Campus in the South"! This university truly does instill one with a sense of family and pride; and, Fall Saturdays are a sight to behold in the little town of Jacksonville - all that can be heard is the Marching Southerners and, "Go Cocks!"
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!