Alcorn State University

Lorman, MS, USA
3.65 Average Rating

Founded in 1871, Alcorn State University is a public Historically Black College and University in southwest Mississippi. The oldest historically black land-grant university in the United States, Alcorn State is home to five schools offering undergraduate degrees. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, Alcorn State features a number of semester abroad programs and faculty-led international study tours. Away from the classroom, Alcorn State fields 15 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Braves.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
79%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
60%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
84%
Submitting ACT
16%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1005
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,716
Total Number of Undergrads
3,172
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
11%
0
100
17%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
34%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,388
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,084
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,084
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,372
Books and Supplies
$1580

Aid & Grants

0
100
99%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
75%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,327
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
75%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,568
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,099

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
77%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,779
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$314
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
85
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
53%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Brave
School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southwestern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Jackson
Atlanta
Dallas
Alexandria
Memphis
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
50%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.65 Average Rating
It's a great school to attend.We have a good time learning.They are so helpful when ever you need them.
denzel from Ruleville, MS
Alcorn is a true academic resort, lying beneath the shade of the great oak trees, to quote our Alma Mater. Alcorn's campus is flourished with vast amounts of these huge pristine trees, making it a true southern paradise. On closer inspection one can observe the highest quality of education being taught by the brilliant and excellent instructors of our university.
Jonathan from Natchez, MS

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