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Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

Alcorn State University Student Life

Alcorn State University is on a 1,756-acre campus in the rural setting of Alcorn State, MS.

Alcorn State University Student Activities

Alcorn State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? Alcorn State University has fraternities and sororities.

Alcorn State University students' favorite campus events are Greek Step Show, Concerts and Homecoming.

Does Alcorn State University Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Alcorn State University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available No
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 63%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 2,067
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 1,983
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 37%

Alcorn State University offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Alcorn State University students live on campus. In 2022, 63% of undergrads at Alcorn State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 37% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Alcorn State University. There are 2,067 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,729 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,983 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 63% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Alcorn State University does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

Alcorn State University Athletics

At Alcorn State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Alcorn State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Alcorn State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Alcorn State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Alcorn State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Alcorn State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Alcorn State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Alcorn State University, take Highway 61 to Alcorn State, MS. If you need to fly, book your flight to Jackson-Evers International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in MS you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Alcorn State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About Alcorn State University

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Alcorn State University Students

92%

Women

8%

Men

61%

Full Time

14%

Part Time

72%

In State

28%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

90%

5%

3%

1%

1%

0.26%

0.15%

Undergraduate Students

2,729

Graduate Students

592

Non-Resident / International Students

128

Alcorn State University Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,321

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$15,132

Out-of-State

$15,132

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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