If you are considering submitting an applicationto Alcorn State University, the fee for the application is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Alcorn State University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Alcorn State University is moderately difficult. Alcorn State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Alcorn State University **accepted 79% of students, around 2,723 of the 3,464 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Alcorn State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Alcorn State University must submit the following items. Double check with Alcorn State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Alcorn State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 70% submitted a class rank. At Alcorn State University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Alcorn State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Alcorn State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 16% of Alcorn State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Alcorn State University students scored 460 or higher and 75% of students scored 410 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Alcorn State University students scored 500 or higher, and 75% scored a 410 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Alcorn State University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Alcorn State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Alcorn State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.
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Transfer students can enroll in Alcorn State University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Alcorn State University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Alcorn State University.
Does Alcorn State University accept transfer credits?
Alcorn State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Alcorn State University accepts:
CLEP subject tests
Does Alcorn State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Alcorn State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Alcorn State University?
Alcorn State University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Alcorn State University? Alcorn State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Alcorn State University acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Alcorn State University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Alcorn State University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Alcorn State University is 19. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Alcorn State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Alcorn State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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