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Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%

Alcorn State University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Alcorn State University. The university admitted 79% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,464 applications received in 2023, 2,723 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Alcorn State University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Alcorn State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Alcorn State University's admissions stats.

Alcorn State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 16%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 84%
Waitlist No

Alcorn State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Alcorn State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Alcorn State University?

Alcorn State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Alcorn State University Admissions

Transferring to Alcorn State University

For more information on transferring to Alcorn State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Alcorn State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Alcorn State University

What does Alcorn State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Interview Considered

Make sure to check with Alcorn State University for more information on admission factors.

Alcorn State University Application Requirements

To apply to Alcorn State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Alcorn State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Alcorn State University?

Students admitted to Alcorn State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 70% submitted a class rank. At Alcorn State University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Alcorn State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Alcorn State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Alcorn State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 16% of Alcorn State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Alcorn State University students scored 460 or higher and 75% of students scored 410 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Alcorn State University students scored 500 or higher, and 75% scored a 410 or higher.

To be most competitive at Alcorn State University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Alcorn State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Alcorn State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

More Information on Transferring to Alcorn State University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Alcorn State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Alcorn State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Alcorn State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Alcorn State University.

Does Alcorn State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Alcorn State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Alcorn State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Alcorn State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Alcorn State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Alcorn State University?

✅ Alcorn State University is not test optional.

What is Alcorn State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Alcorn State University is 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Alcorn State University?

❌ Alcorn State University does not offer early decision.

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Alcorn State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Alcorn State University? Alcorn State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Alcorn State University acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


Alcorn State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Alcorn State University is Continuous processing.

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

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

Alcorn State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

390 - 460


Reading SAT Range

410 - 500

Alcorn State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Alcorn State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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