Jackson State University
Jackson, MS, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
47%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
US States Represented
37
Countries Represented
58
Ethnicity
African American
91%
Hispanic
1%
White
4%
Multiracial
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
32%
Student Organizations
95
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
41%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
89%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
navy blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Total Male Athletes
219
Total Female Athletes
135
Intramural Sports
6
Sports Club
10
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
No
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.94 Average Rating
The Heritage dining hall has some of the best cafeteria food I have ever tasted. The food tastes home cooked, and there is a selection of desserts. There are a variety of choices every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is a Starbucks in the library, a Burger King attached to the cafeteria, and in the student center there is Chik-fil-a, Pizza Hut, and a soul food kitchen.
Keleigh from Hereford, AZ
O...M...G... The Cafe is SOOOOOO GOOD!! We also have a Burger King, Subway, WOW Cafe, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, Bistro 1877 (Just for JSU, great sandwiches) and plenty more. Also you have SuperCard, so you can use that to eat off campus at any restaurant/gas station/store that takes it.
Joiya from Chicago, IL
The food on campus is improving. They are constantly changing and rebuild to make it better so thats a plus. The cafe is forever the same though which gets boring but there is a burger king, pizza hut, subway and many other food places located on campus to eat at.
Kasey
Jackson State University has an on campus Burger King, Chick Fil-A, and Subway. There are also other food places that vary in food. The cafe's food is good too, there's nothing wrong with free food.
Jasmyne from Saint Louis, MO
The food is steadily improving at Jackson State. Dinner is normally the best meal of the day in the dinning hall (referred to as the caf by most students) and also when the caf is the most crowded. Make sure you take advantage of the caf around certain times since they close early and prepare the best items around certain times of day. If you have a meal plan you will aslo be awarded tiger bucks to spend at some of the restaurants in the students center and around the campus, just make sure you don't spend them too quickly like many students do.
Chris Coleman from Chicago, IL

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