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Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%

About Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University is a place of purpose, history, and discovery. Alcorn is the nation’s oldest, historically Black, land-grant university and the second oldest public university in Mississippi. Alcorn is located on 1700 acres in Lorman, Mississippi, with branches in Vicksburg and Natchez. For over 150 years, Alcorn State University has invited students to immerse themselves into its vibrant, picturesque campus to self-reflect, gain knowledge, and meet students and faculty just as passionate as they are. At Alcorn, century-old oak trees shade historic buildings and innovative new facilities. Beneath its branches, students prepare for a changing world, bridging the University’s rich heritage to their future. In addition to its generous scholarship opportunities, Alcorn has earned nationwide recognition not only for being affordable, but also for its excellence in nursing, music, STEM, education, agriculture, and the liberal arts. Outside of the classroom, students can get involved in NCAA Division I athletics as well as more than 85 organizations and clubs, including student-run radio and television stations and the 200-strong Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Marching Band featuring the Golden Girls. Today, the student body consists of nearly 3,200 learners from 34 states and 23 countries. They are drawn together by a shared commitment to an enriching educational experience that enables them to successfully pursue graduate or professional studies, engage in teaching, or enter their chosen professions. Alcorn has a steadfast focus on the future, bolstered by its strong history of trailblazers and innovators with leadership dedicated to positioning Alcorn as a leader among elite HBCUs. Alcorn is known to many as a home away from home—a place where students can find their purpose. Alcorn State University has historically emphasized developing the leadership skills of its students in a supportive and well-rounded learning environment while providing an excellent education at an affordable price.

Alcorn State University is a public, state university in the rural area of Alcorn State, MS. Alcorn State University was founded in 1871. The university currently enrolls around 3,321 students a year, including 2,729 undergrad students.

Alcorn State University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Alcorn State University. Around 79% of applicants get into Alcorn State University each year. In 2022, 2,723 out of 3,464 total applicants were accepted.

Alcorn State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 16%

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Alcorn State University is located in Alcorn State, MS,.

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College Info

1000 ASU Drive Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500

Campus Setting: Rural

Alcorn State University Application Deadline

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Alcorn State University SAT Scores


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390 - 460


Reading SAT Range

410 - 500

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Wondering what life at Alcorn State University is like? There are approximately 3,321 students enrolled at Alcorn State University, including 2,729 undergraduate students and 592 graduate students. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from MS and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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