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Founded in 1871, Alcorn State University. is a Public college. Located in Mississippi, which is a city setting in Mississippi, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 2,825 full time undergraduate students, and 595 full time graduate students.
The Alcorn State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 156 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Alcorn State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at ASU are considered Less Selective, with ,19% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 26 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
65% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Alcorn State University.
50 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
51 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
51 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
51 Students rated local services 2.5 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated Alcorn State University
an illistratious, amazing, beautiful campus in which i hope to enroll into the fall. Everything about the campus excites me. To spacious housing to friendly peers, i do indeed believe this is the school for me. The staff are friendly helpful and curtious to people like myself interested in the school, nonetheless i would love to the allowed the opportunity to attend.
I personally feel that Alcorn State University is a 2.5star school. I say this because ever since I have started my education journey here in the fall, I have felt completely lost. I do not like the fact that the Biology department does not have a set advisor for each student. This causes conflict because when you meet with one advisor they give you a set amount of information about your course curriculum. The next you may not be able to see that specific advisor, so you meet with a different one and they give you a totally different set of information. The problem then becomes choosing whose advice to take. Another issue is the overcrowding of classes. This semester my microbiology lab class was cancelled because the registrar’s office made a mistake and booked two different classes at the same time and place with the same teacher. This also causes conflict because now I have to worry about whether I will be able to take the lab at a different time without it conflicting with any of the other courses that I am taking this semester. This semester and a half has been very stressful so far. I came here as a transfer student and was not offered help or assistance from any staff, I learned all of the information I know now from asking other students. At the beginning of the year, the school has an informational session for the new students meaning, freshmen. The transfer students were not acknowledged at all. We were basically just left to find out everything on our own. I feel the main thing Alcorn needs to work on is being more informative and more student-oriented. Meaning all students should be shown the same amount of attention and giving the same amount of assistance whether it be a new freshman or a transfer student.
It is an okay school for getting an education but not much in the way of things to do. The housing is way below average. The food is great most days but sometimes the cafeteria staff seems to run out of ideas. Alcorn was not my first choice and I'd go anywhere else if I could.
I attend one of the best HBCUs in the country with a beautiful and rich history that we, the students, continue to add to everyday. The small size of this campus makes relationships between each other and our staff more personal and meaningful. We are taught from the time that we enroll that the sky is the limit. We can be anything that we choose to be and our professors are there and ready and ale to make sure that all of our goals are achieved.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Alcorn State University is 78%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could travel back to my senior year, I would have a very indepth talk with my younger self. I would tell young(er) me to not allow yourself to be "shoe-horned" into the same group of friends you came in with. Alcorn is a family oriented school, and nearly all of the people there are more than willing to help those in need, you could easily branch out and meet people that will have great and positive influences on your life. I would also tell myself to experience all that life has to offer. Over these four years you will be given opportunities to live life to its fullest, take full advantage of them. Do not let anyone hold you back from your goals or from enjoying this time, because you never know if you will have as free a time as this. I wouldnt want to give myself too much advice, for fear of changing the experiences that I have had over these four years. My time at Alcorn has been the best years of my life, and I am eternally grateful for them.
My classmates are amazing and caring.
Someone who likes to party, doesn't mind long drives to get to the city and can build great relationships with friends. A student who likes going to class, and enjoys a college town. A student that can deal with the heat, and walking to class. Someone who is patient to deal with the Alcorn Run Around and someone who can cook for themself in their dorm.
During the four years at Alcorn State University I can say that the only frustrating moment I had was walking back and forward to class in the heat.
The worst thing about my university is the overload. Within the last three years, my school has made history with the overload of enrolled students. We just built four new dorms and we are still tight on space even though we have five other dorms.
you have to constantly, and constantly ask about your financial aid
What makes my school unique is it's location and history. My school is situated in a more country part of Mississippi. Surrounding the school is nothing but forest. The nearest town is about 25 to 30 miles away. Because of the locaion, many activities are brought to the school. The location also allows for everyone to be closer. Alcorn State University is the oldest historically black land-grant institution in the United States.
The best thing about my school is the hospitality and the friendliness of everyone. Mo matter what race, religion, or background you are from, everyone is accepted and treated equally.
The type of people who shouldn't attend Alcorn State University are the people who are closed minded. Alcorn is a school of new ideas in every corner. If you are not use to new things happening around you then Alcorn State University isn't the school for you.
I brag on the students and the faculty.
Alcorn is best known for there black history. They are one of the best schools in Mississippi. The school is getting bigger year by year.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
92% of students
attending Alcorn State University receive some sort of financial aid.
74% were awarded federal grants.
While 80% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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