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Jackson State University

Jackson, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Jackson State University

Jackson State University is a public, state university in the city of Jackson, MS. The college enrolls around 6,906 students a year, including 4,927 undergrad students.

Jackson State University Acceptance Rate

It is not difficult to get into Jackson State University. The acceptance rate at Jackson State University is 69%. In 2022, 7,680 students applied to Jackson State University and 5,294 were admitted.

Jackson State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.1
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%

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Jackson State University is located in the city of Jackson, MS,.

If you want to see Jackson State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 55 to Jackson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Jackson-Evers International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Jackson State University and Jackson are like without leaving home.

College Info

1400 John R Lynch Street Jackson, MS 39217

Campus Setting: Urban

Jackson State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Jackson State University is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Jackson State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Jackson State University SAT Scores


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Jackson State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Jackson State University is like? There are approximately 6,906 students enrolled at Jackson State University, including 4,927 undergraduate students and 1,979 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from MS and 39% percent of students are from other states.


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