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Jackson State University Student Life

Jackson State University is on a 250-acre campus in an urban setting in Jackson, MS. There are many activities and organizations for Jackson State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Jackson State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Jackson State University has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Jackson State University include Sonic Boom of the South, MADDRAMA, Interfaith and NAACP.

Jackson State University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Thee I Love Bash and New Student Welcome Week.

Does Jackson State University Offer Student Housing?

Jackson State University offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Jackson State University students live off campus. In 2021, 23% of undergrads at Jackson State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 77% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Jackson State University. There are 2,605 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,668 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,210 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Jackson State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Jackson State University Athletics

At Jackson 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 Jackson State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
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
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Jackson 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.

Jackson State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Jackson State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Jackson 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 Jackson State University, take Interstate 55 to Jackson, 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.

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Keep Reading About Jackson State University

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Jackson State University Students

65%

Women

35%

Men

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

61%

In State

39%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

92%

3%

2%

1%

1%

0.28%

0.15%

Undergraduate Students

4,668

Graduate Students

2,253

Non-Resident / International Students

97

Jackson State University Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,921

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,946

Out-of-State

$19,174

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 5
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