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Jacksonville State University Student Life

Jacksonville State University is on a 459-acre campus in a small town setting in Jacksonville, Alabama, not far from Birmingham. Jacksonville State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Jacksonville State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville State University include Archaeology Club, Campus Fellowship Clubs, Computer Science Club and Biology Club.

Jacksonville State University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Founder's Day.

Does Jacksonville State University Offer Student Housing?

Jacksonville State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing. and 68% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Jacksonville State University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

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

Jacksonville State University Athletics

At Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Riflery NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Jacksonville 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.

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

Jacksonville State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Jacksonville State University has night security officer in female residence halls.

Plan a Visit to Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville State University, take Interstate 20 to Jacksonville, AL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Alabama 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 Jacksonville State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Jacksonville State University Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

78%

Full Time

22%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

68%

21%

7%

2%

1%

1%

0.38%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

7,747

Graduate Students

1,491

Non-Resident / International Students

89

Jacksonville State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,238

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,120

Out-of-State

$20,840

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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