Alcorn State University

1000 Alcorn Ave, Lorman, United States
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Overview of Alcorn State University

About this school

Alcorn State, founded in 1871, is the oldest historically black, land-grant university in the country. Its 1,700-acre campus is located in Lorman, 90 miles southwest of Jackson.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,172
    • Men:1,140 (35.9%)
    • Women:2,032 (64.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Alcorn State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1000 ASU Drive
City, State, Zip
Lorman, MS  39096-7500
Phone
(601) 877-6147
Fax
(601) 877-6347
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 3,464 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 2,332 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 1,132 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,240 (46%) of 2,723 admitted students enrolled
Women
783 (42%) of 1,882 admitted students enrolled
Men
457 (54%) of 841 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.18
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
19%
• Score 18 - 23
42%
• Score 12 - 17
37%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $6,888 (29.419553239653183%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,731 (41.562379874428736%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,568 (6.697134070815359%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,226 (22.320932815102722%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Alcorn State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002396
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
525 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
525 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
525 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
72 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$14,918
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 525 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,140
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 474 (90.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,458
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 246 (46.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
256 (48.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,184

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,337 (51.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,284 (96.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,225 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
129 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$15,032
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,160 (94.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,902
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 999 (81.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,956
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 402 (32.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
721 (27.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,158

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
97%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,680
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
30.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$870

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


150

Part-Time Faculty


71

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
929,643

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Not reported

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Alcorn State University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


15.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


27.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


33.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (26)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agriculture, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Robotics Technology/Technician
  • Sociology
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


All degree programs are available online

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Liberal arts/general studies, Biological/life sciences, Agriculture

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Agriculture, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Health Education
  • Information Science
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,017

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,756 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 90.6 average high in September
Rain
109 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Lorman
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Jackson

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


63% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


37%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Braves
School Colors
Purple and old gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Alcorn State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, marching band, gospel choir, inter-faith choir

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,893

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,172
Women
2,032
Men
1,140

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.1% Asian
  • 93.4% Black/African-American
  • 0.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 3.3% White

International Students


2.7% from 31 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


544

Student Resources

Study resources