About Jacksonville State University

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University. is a Public college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 7,561 full time undergraduate students, and 953 full time graduate students.

The Jacksonville State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 315 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Jacksonville State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate53%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range870-1120
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at JSU are considered Selective, with ,63% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 19% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    106 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    72 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    120 Students rated campus food 4 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    124 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    123 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    123 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    124 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    125 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

Jacksonville State University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Jacksonville State University?

61 Students rated Jacksonville State University

journey - 11/20/2023

Honestly, I love JSU. I truly is the friendliest campus in the south. I love how it is very welcoming and I am able to get help when I need it. The professor are really nice and easy to work with with makes the classes good. Jacksonville State has a great way of making sure everyone feels good.

Layla - 09/09/2021

My opinion of Jacksonville State University is really good they have a nice campus and a huge football field my sister would LOVE to go there one day she wants to be and english teacher but she also doesnt want to live far away from us but overall the school is amazing

Shenia - 05/13/2021

I love being at JSU, there are so many opportunities and so many things to do to get involved. The professors are very caring and overall just great. JSU feels like a home away from home.

Jada - 01/14/2021

My opinion of JSU is that it is a beautiful campus with beautiful people. I have loved visiting the campus on multiple occasions and cannot wait to continue my education at JSU. I have met some of my closest friends through Jacksonville and can’t wait to continue with them!

Jacksonville State University FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Jacksonville State University is 53%. 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?

    I would tell myself that when I leave high school and enter the college world alot of the people who i talk to now will move on with their lives. I have to not only accept losing firends but when I get to school i need to get active around the campus and meet and friend as many people as i can.

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

    Before I came to this school, I wish I had known the real value life. Life at college was hard compared to that of high school. The value of college there was breath-taking as I saw numerous of times cars, dorms, and professional buildings being broke into right under my nose. I wish I had known what happens if an undividual is in he right place at the wrong time. I wish had known why students act the way they do at college, but differently around the common person? I wish I had known.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are close friends and are very helpful.

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

    I belive that the most frustrating thing about Jacksonville State was that there were not enough large businesses to partner with for the edcuational/real world balance.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The variety of people and programs available to students who attend at Jacksonville State University.

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

    JSU is a friendly and student supportive campus.

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

    The worst thing I can think of would be the distance from my home. I wish I could live closer and have the option to take part in on campus activities.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person should attend this school should be focus on what he or she wants in life. This school helps the students focus on the ability to acheive their goals. So, therfore a student with a focus head and willing to do their work without any distrations should and will attend this college.

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

    ANyone who wants to be in a smaller area. People intrested in a great marching band or music department.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    A friendly campus with helpful teachers.

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

    Program of Nursing RN to MSN is offered all online!

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

    When describing my school I tend to brag about how well my department conducts its self and how well the school works together with all departments as a whole. The departments at my school are well organized, have their priorities in tact, and are focused on helping the students to prepare fro their career. I also tend to be proud of how almost every staff member has had some real life experience in each field. This gives the students a first hand look at what they might be facing. This also helps the teachers give students better advice.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    When I was there, the football team was a joke, but now it seems to be coming along. The Marching Southerners are nationally known and an icon of the university. The school is attracting too many students who just use up govt funds and then drop out two years in.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Outside of frats and sororities their isnt much to do. you can allways find a party here, and at these parties you will find someone being raped.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Frat guys are all rapists , the women all sleep around , major party school.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


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  18. What are the academics like at your school?

    The professors generally will know your name. The only time they wont is in the intro classes and core classes, but that is because their are a lot of students in these classes. When you start taking the classes that are specific to your major or minor they will get to know you better.

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  19. What are the most popular classes offered?

    English and history.

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

    The stereotype for college students in general is that they are rich kids who are just blowing their parents' money on alcohol, and drugs. In reality, not many students do that. Many study more than you would expect, and do not even go out to party and "have a good time".

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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.

93% of students attending Jacksonville State University receive some sort of financial aid. 44% were awarded federal grants. While 53% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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