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Alcorn State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,980
Total Undergrads
Including 231 Part-time
599
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 11 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

68% Women
32% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Southwestern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $50,210)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $26,570)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 27 - - -
Basketball 13 11 - -
Football 78 - - -
Golf 5 5 - -
Soccer - 14 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Tennis 6 8 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 15 17 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 7 8 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 91.2%
Hispanic 0.5%
Non-resident alien 1.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 6.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 28
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jonathan from Natchez, MS
  • 5
  • The dormitory life at Alcorn is one of the best. The new dormitories include many amenities such as a full size refrigerator, a sink, microwave, and a flat screen. Room…

  • Jul-10-2012 Read More
  • Chamara from Chicago, IL
  • 4
  • The dorms are probably the best thing about Alcorn State University, as long as you stay on one of the Medgar Wiley Evers Buildings. The older buildings like Revels, Girls'…

  • Jun-29-2013 Read More
  • Anonymus
  • 4
  • the dorm life was the best thing there. i liked my roommate and we got along most of the time. our room was very spacious and we shared a bathroom…

  • Feb-25-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Lawrence from Brookhaven, MS
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    In my opinion not much variety and extremely over priced. Walk in meals are around $6 and though it is all you can eat, the food leaves much to be desired.

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  • 2
  • Ariel from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at Alcorns could be better but the school gives you flex dollars which could be spent at 5 of the restaurants on campus.

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  • 5
  • Rachael from Houston, TX
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    the cafeteria is excellent. they have a desert bar, entrée line, grill line, stir fry line, pizza line, salad bar, sandwich line, taco line, and ethnic foods, and vegan bar.

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  • 3
  • Imara from Sontag, MS
  • Nov-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria is diverse in the savory and the sweet. Alcorn State University is expanding the variety annually. There is always something new to try-very considerate of vegans and people with food limits based on religious or moral preferences.

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  • 3
  • Dominick from Jackson, MS
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    The food and dining is nice the only problem is as now is the hours aren't very considerate to students. There is always a variety of choices to choose from which is always a plus.

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  • 3
  • Chamara from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-29-2013 I am a past student here

    The food at Alcorn State University has really improved over the past couple years. My freshman year there was only fried meat and potatoes at every meal. Now there are vegetarian options, a salad bar equipped with hummus! Sodexo seems to be improving every year so despite the fact that there are mainly burgers fries, and pizza and every meal, I know that they are working towards improvement. I can at least get healthier options now that wont lead to heart disease or high cholesterol.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lawrence from Brookhaven, MS
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    This is one area I will say is lacking when compared to many other universities. There are no fraternity or sorority houses, and the presence of most of the Greek organizations is almost absent.

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  • 0
  • Ariel from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not so sure about Greek life because I'm not in it , but I do know they are very helpful. they are always opened to answering questions by any means. They are good leaders for the future Alcornites

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  • 0
  • Rachael from Houston, TX
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek is a major thing at Alcorn. We are a HBCU. (historically black collage university) we only have the Divine 9

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  • 0
  • Imara from Sontag, MS
  • Nov-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is comprised of 8 organization of the Pan Hellenic Council: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

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  • 0
  • Chamara from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-29-2013 I am a past student here

    The greek life, particularly the probates are the most visited campus events. Everyone comes out in support though there is rarely enough room in the old gym to hold all of the people. It is filled really beyond its capacity for these events, but if you're lucky enough to get there early and get a seat at the top, you'll be able to see a lot. Don't sit in the front because people who come late will just stand in front of you and you wont be able to see anything at all.

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  • 0
  • Jasmine from Liberty, MS
  • Jul-23-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a very popular part of the university. The Greek Organizations on campus are extremely friendly, and they participate in a lot of community service throughout school terms. They are very good role modles to younger students.

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  • 0
  • Undergraduate from Brandon, MS
  • Jul-20-2012 I am a current student here

    Is Live! A lot of Greek but they don't really do much work as far as advancement or showing leadership . There active but only to say there doing something. It seems more like an elite club but no leadership no one really stands or recognize issues that matter. Only do something if its big on News like Trayvon Martin. Most people do it for the love and some do it for popularity. However, some students see that and join to make a change and few do or remember to.

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