About Jackson State University

Founded in 1877, Jackson State University. is a Public college. Located in Mississippi, which is a city setting in Mississippi, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 7,492 full time undergraduate students, and 2,319 full time graduate students.

The Jackson State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 373 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Jackson State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate63%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range820-1060
ACT Range17-21

Admissions at JSU are considered Selective, with ,77% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% 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 Jackson State University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
52%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
12%
“I only go out in groups”
58%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
30%
“I feel extremely safe”
6%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
8%
“We bought the gear”
86%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
46%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
18%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
16%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
52%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
12%
“I only go out in groups”
58%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
30%
“I feel extremely safe”
6%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
8%
“We bought the gear”
86%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
46%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
18%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
16%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Jackson State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    115 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    76 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    120 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    119 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    119 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    119 Students rated school activities 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    120 Students rated local services 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    119 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Jackson State University?

60 Students rated Jackson State University

DeAnne - 11/20/2021

I would be interested in attending this university . I’ve heard good and bad concerning this university. It isn’t in the best of neighborhoods but I would still feel safe attending here. It is like anything and anywhere else if you keep your nose clean and do what you’re there to do you won’t be drawn into the mess.

Kayla - 05/12/2021

Thee I love

Paris - 01/04/2021

My opinion, on Jackson State University while visiting the school, Is that it is a decent school. I think that the school is known for its performing arts. If I were to go to this school I think I would enjoy myself there, it also is a black school.

Destiny

Jackson State University is a great school. As far a school related things and campus related things, they make sure that there are announcements sent out so that you are aware of what is going on. There's always ways for you to get involved in campus.

Jackson State University FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Jackson State University is 63%. 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 go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself "you are going to encounter numerous obstacles and not to lose who you really are, amongst the hustle and bustle". I would tell myself to be patient, goal-oriented, and have good organizational skills. I would weigh the pros and cons of my major to make sure this is what I want to do, along with the guidiance of my advisor and professors. I would tell myself not to get discouraged, when one door closes another will open. I would tell my future-self to talk to my professors when ever I did not understand something, or I felt I did not do the quality of work I know I am capable of doing. Most of all, I would tell myself all things I want to do is possible, if I focus and put my mind to it and that I am going to make some mistakes but they will be worth learning from.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are outgoing individuals that know how to learn artistically.

    Read all  27 answers
  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A close-minded and negative individual shouldn't attend this school.

    Read all  20 answers
  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing for me personally is the amount of extracurricular activities that are available on campus. I am an out-of-state student so moving to Mississippi was hard for me. At first I didn't like it because I was lonely, but once I began joining various social and academic organizations, as well as attending social activities like sports games, I loved it.

    Read all  17 answers
  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    That we have such a rich tradition of where our fonders and past presidents have impacted our campus in great ways. One example is that most of our insturctional buildings are named after past presidents.

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

    I feel that the university needed more parking.

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

    As a transfer student to Jackson State University, I would not say that there is a worst thing on the campus. I feel as though I would not change a thing about it. The classes are not crowded and parking is very coinvenient, along with everything needed to succeed with a great education from an awesome and affordable University that is well known in the south.

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

    I wish i had known that their food wasnt that good before i came to jackson state because then i would have brung some food with me!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Jackson State University is best known as one of the top Historically Black Colleges in the United States.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person who should attend this school should be eager for learning. They should have great school spirit because we have one of the best football teams in the SWAC. The person should have a great sense of the school history and dedicated to putting in long hours for studying.

    Read all  11 answers
  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The school isn't known for its dominance in sports, but it is known for its band. If you enjoy a well organized band that is well known within the area, then this is a school you might want to check into.

    Read all  11 answers
  13. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Jackson State University is an HBCU located in Jackson MIssissippi, it is a medium-sized campus containing people from all over the country.

    Read all  9 answers
  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I am apart of SGA and it's very fun. I love helping the students there.

    Read all  2 answers
  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I like it at times, but it is dangerous if you don't watch your back.

    Read all  2 answers
  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are just as they are at any school. The teachers are willing to help if you ask.

    Read all  1 answers
  17. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Full Scholarship

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereo type at Jackson State is that Greek is everything.

    Read all  1 answers
  19. What's the hardest thing about freshman year?

    Finding your way

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

63%

female

37%

male

7,492

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,319

Total Grad Students

51%

Out-Of-State

47%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

141

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

29%

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
4%

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.

89% of students attending Jackson State University receive some sort of financial aid. 70% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,614

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,300

Books and Supplies

$8,708

Room and Board

28,622

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,066
$30 - $48K
$13,242
$48 - $75K
$15,536
$75 - $110K
$16,269
$110K & UP
$16,273

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