JSU

Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Rd N, Jacksonville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    18
  • Class Notes
    7
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    11
  • Currently Enrolled
    23
  • Previously Enrolled
    69

Overview of Jacksonville State University (JSU)

About this school

Jacksonville State, founded in 1883, is a public, multipurpose university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Commerce and Business, Education and Professional Studies, and Nursing and Health Sciences. Its 318-acre campus is located in Jacksonville, 75 miles east of Birmingham.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,561
    • Men:3,255 (43.0%)
    • Women:4,306 (57.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (JSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Jacksonville 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 not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

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
700 Pelham Road, N
City, State, Zip
Jacksonville, AL  36265-1602
Phone
(256) 782-5268
Fax
(256) 782-5291
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
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 not 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
53% of 4,979 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 2,828 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 2,151 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,943 (74%) of 2,643 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,131 (76%) of 1,481 admitted students enrolled
Men
812 (70%) of 1,162 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.35
375 And Above
1%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
22%

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
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (JSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,020|Out-of-state: $19,290
  • Room & Board: - $7,898 (63.72438276585444%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,498 (12.086493464579636%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,998 (24.18912376956592%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Jacksonville 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 16
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001020
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,233 (95.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,205 (97.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,205 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$10,352
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 526 (43.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,652
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 548 (45.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,031
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 901 (74.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,911 (89.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,812 (98.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,812 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$9,800
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,452 (51.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,602
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,693 (56.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,199
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,622 (54.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (JSU)

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


315

Part-Time Faculty


158

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
744,250

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
350
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Jacksonville State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


14.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


28.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


35.0%

Programs & Majors (JSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (58)


  • Accounting
  • Animal Genetics
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (24)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education

Campus Life (JSU)

Location & Geography

Population


12,430

Nearest Metropolitan Area


459 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Birmingham

Weather


Temperature
31.3 average low in January, 87.4 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
70 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Anniston
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Anniston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


16% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


84%

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
Gamecock
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Jacksonville State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, archaeology club, campus fellowship clubs, computer science club, biology club

Sororities


19% of women participate

Fraternities


15% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,480

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,561
Women
4,306
Men
3,255

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.7% Asian
  • 18.8% Black/African-American
  • 1.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.7% White
  • 4.1% Unknown

International Students


2.4%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


953

Student Resources (JSU)