Jackson State University
Jackson, MS, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate
6,282
Students Applied
35%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
781
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
Yes
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
47%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
US States Represented
37
Countries Represented
58
89%
Submitting ACT
11%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 990
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
430
75th
540
Reading
25th
460
75th
550
3.10
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
9%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
15%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
455
$30k - $48k
139
$48k - $75k
80
$75k - $110k
43
$110k+
39

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-848-6817
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.94 Average Rating
Observe and do a lot of research not only about what you plan to study, but how the department you'll be majoring in functions. Jackson state offers many great degree programs to choose from, but if you are unsure of exactly what you want to do, it can take you a while to decide on a major and do what you need to do to earn your degree. Also learn to manage your time and your social life. Your social life is a really important part of your overall college experience, especially at Jackson State. Make sure you balance your social life in a way that you can enjoy your time at JSU, BE INVOLVED, and do well academically.
Chris Coleman from Chicago, IL
Be sure to study for the ACT/SAT tests. Academic scholarships make a big difference if you do not qualify for federal aid. Do not be afraid to show up to meetings or events, they are put in place so new people can get to know the organization. Clubs and extracurricular activities will help you to network with other students while also having a great time on campus. Jackson State has a very active Greek life, if you are interested in joining any organizations that are members of the Panhellenic council (Historically African-American sororities and fraternities).
Keleigh from Hereford, AZ
Apply for as many scholorships possible
Maia from MI
Go to Class
Get to Know your instructors
Use all the campus resources there are many available
There is help out there just waiting for YOU
Jasmine from Jackson, MS
Before you enroll:
- Go on tours
- Go to events they hold for Prospective Students (usually called High School Day)
- Go to the homecoming game/parade (this helped me choose this school from other schools. School spirit is BIG, and if a school is lacking in spirit...might not be a great school)

When you get there:
- Make friends with people in your hall and other halls. Some great places to do that are the cafeteria, the Plaza and the freshman events on campus
- Go to class. High GPA is EVERYTHING here, it pretty much determines your life for the next 4 years. So, go to class and do great.
- If you live in a dorm, bring flip-flops/pool shoes to shower in, and keep your room clean.
- Join an activity!
Joiya from Chicago, IL
If staying on campus and in the dorms please bring shower shoes and house shoes. Noone wants to walk around barefoot. Do not pick the easy teachers when it comes to your major classes. You need the classes to help carry you throughout life. Do participate on campus its fun to get involved and meet new people.
Kasey
Simply be open to the possibilities of your future!
Christiana from Milwaukee, WI
Do not travel far away from home if you are scared of being home sick. Distance can only grow you. DO NOT get caught up into the parties and hype, parties and kickbacks will occur all through the school year.
Jasmyne from Saint Louis, MO

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