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Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL 4-Year Public

About Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Jacksonville, AL, less than an hour from Birmingham.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University currently enrolls around 9,238 students a year, including 7,747 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Jacksonville State University

Acceptance rate: 64%

Average GPA: 3.48

Mean ACT score: 21

Mean SAT score: 1040

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

Jacksonville State University Acceptance Rate

Jacksonville State University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 64 percent of all applicants to Jacksonville State University are accepted each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Jacksonville State University is 3.48 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1040 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 21.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Jacksonville State University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 73 percent of students who start at Jacksonville State University return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,169 students who started at Jacksonville State University as first-time freshman, 252 graduate within four years.

Jacksonville State University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 46 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Jacksonville State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Jacksonville State University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

700 Pelham Road, N Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

Campus Setting: Small Town

Jacksonville State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Jacksonville State University is Aug 1.

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

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

Jacksonville State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Jacksonville State University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Jacksonville State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Jacksonville State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1120


Math SAT Range

450 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above


960 to 1120


960 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Jacksonville State University students is 1040. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Jacksonville State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Jacksonville State University.

Jacksonville State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Jacksonville State University is like? There are approximately 9,021 students enrolled at Jacksonville State University, including 7,749 undergraduate students and 1,272 graduate students. 77% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from AL and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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Application Deadline

Aug 1
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