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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.
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.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Jackson State University.
115 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
120 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
119 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
119 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
119 Students rated school activities 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.
120 Students rated local services 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
119 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated Jackson State University
I've always been a big part of the school. My family are all fans, especially because of Sonic Boom and the football games. I have an aunt who's an English professor there and an older brother who goes there and always updates me on experiences. If you're in Jackson you're likely to see and know a lot of Jackson State fans. Jackson State is an open and supportive community and it's definitely one of my top choices to attend.
I have loved my experience at this HBCU. Although this is a HBCU, there is a great amount of diversity on campus, and it's a very friendly and pleasant school! I love the diversity and the acceptance that is there, and the love I've received from everyone on campus in each department within this school. It's refreshing to attend a school with a variety of different ethnic backgrounds and different races, when racism within our country is still such a prevalent issue -- and to not experience this type of discrimination or racist type treatment! I can't say enough positive things about this school and the opportunities I've had since being a part of this HBCU community.
Jackson State University is a great university. At JSU we "Challenge Minds, and Change Lives!" We have a song that we sing and it says, "I'm so glad, I go to JSU" over and over. When we sing it, we sing our hearts out because Jackson State University is just that amazing! Go Tigers!
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.
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 _____.
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.
My classmates are outgoing individuals that know how to learn artistically.
A close-minded and negative individual shouldn't attend this school.
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.
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.
I feel that the university needed more parking.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!
Jackson State University is best known as one of the top Historically Black Colleges in the United States.
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.
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.
Jackson State University is an HBCU located in Jackson MIssissippi, it is a medium-sized campus containing people from all over the country.
I am apart of SGA and it's very fun. I love helping the students there.
I like it at times, but it is dangerous if you don't watch your back.
The academics are just as they are at any school. The teachers are willing to help if you ask.
The stereo type at Jackson State is that Greek is everything.
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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.
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.
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