About Alcorn State University

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.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate78%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range810-1020
ACT Range16-21

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.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Alcorn State University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
31%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
62%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
38%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
100%
“We live for the big game”
15%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
85%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
31%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
54%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
31%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
62%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
38%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
100%
“We live for the big game”
15%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
85%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
31%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
54%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Alcorn State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    50 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    42 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    51 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    50 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    50 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    51 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    51 Students rated local services 2.5 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    50 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Alcorn State University?

22 Students rated Alcorn State University

mykeyria - 05/03/2024

Alcorn State was one of my top choices of college I was gonna choose from they have a big campus. You can make friends there very easily. And you want be along they have lots of different clubs you can choose from. I loved alcorn state just hate the fact it’s always in the country

Elizabeth - 12/16/2021

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.

Jaeda - 10/15/2019

Alcorn State University as you may know is the first HBCU land grant in Mississippi. We were the very first HBCU. Alcorn State University has been around since 1871. Even though as some may classify us being “in the woods” we always have something to do. The student body is what makes Alcorn Alcorn . Although, I feel like our food choices could be better, and also our living conditions, considering most dorms have been here since the 1800’s, I feel like Alcorn should remodel and rebuild our dorms. Even though they have made new dorms that are apartment style, all students can’t fit in those dorms which means a lot of students are in the older dorms, that have been there for over decades. You may hear people say “Alcorn is not built for the weak” that is why . Other than those minor issues I see, Alcorn has always been my dream school and I must say I am proud to be a BRAVE .

Kierra - 10/12/2019

It's the best HBCU around. It's nice, friendly and

Alcorn State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Alcorn State University?

    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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    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.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are amazing and caring.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    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.

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  5. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    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.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    ASU=CEO.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    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.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    you have to constantly, and constantly ask about your financial aid

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    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.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    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.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    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.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag on the students and the faculty.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    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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Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

2,825

Total Undergrad Enrollment

595

Total Grad Students

38%

Out-Of-State

59%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

78

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

43%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
92%
% Hispanic/Latino
1%
% White or Caucasian
3%

TUITION & AID

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.

Cost Out of State

$6,546

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,556

Books and Supplies

$9,356

Room and Board

17,458

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$14,344
$30 - $48K
$21,014
$48 - $75K
$20,265
$75 - $110K
$17,851
$110K & UP
$18,237

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