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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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 5,459 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Jacksonville State acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 42% of students, Jacksonville State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,700.
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
About Jacksonville State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference

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.

JSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-930
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,243/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,167/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B+
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
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    52%
  • On Campus
    35%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,459Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,862
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Friendly
    74%
  • JSU Students are beyond amazing and welcoming!
    21%
  • Rude but not rude
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.79 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Friendly
    62%
  • Spirited
    18%
  • Gem of the Hills
    10%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Great place to go to school. Great professors
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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The staff at Jacksonville State University really cares about its students. Whether it’s the cafeteria workers, the professors, or the admissions staff, the employees at JSU always show they care. The professors I have had this semester during the COVID pandemic went above and beyond to provide educational support for us. They made themselves available for us at any time, modified assignments, and expressed their gratitude for our flexibility. JSU has felt like a second home to me the moment I set foot on campus in 2016, and I can’t wait to graduate in December 2020 from this wonderful university.
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I really thought with all this COVID-19 stuff, online class was going to to be hard! But in reality, the teachers are very understanding an make it clear when we do/do not have class. The internet speed could use work, but otherwise it's not that bad!
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!