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Jackson State University

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

Jackson State University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Jackson State University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Jackson State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Jackson State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 22%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 78%
Waitlist No

Jackson State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Jackson State University.

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

Considering Applying Early to Jackson State University?

Jackson State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Jackson State University?

Getting into Jackson State University is not difficult. Jackson State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Jackson State University accepted 69% of all applicants, approximately 5,294 of the 7,680 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Jackson State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Jackson State University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Jackson State University

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

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

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important 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 prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Jackson State University

What does Jackson 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important

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

Jackson State University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements immunization record, minimum ACT Composite score of 16
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Jackson State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

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

Jackson State University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Jackson 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, 22% of Jackson State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 78% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Jackson State University?

What is a Good ACT Score for Jackson State University?

To be most competitive at Jackson State University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 20 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Jackson State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Jackson State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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More Information on Transferring to Jackson State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Jackson State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Jackson State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Jackson State University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Jackson State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Jackson State University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

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

✅ Jackson State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

✅ Jackson State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Jackson State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Jackson State University is 69%.

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

❌ Jackson State University does not offer early decision.

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Jackson State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Jackson State University? Jackson State University is a less selective institution. The Jackson State University acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.


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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above


17 to 20


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Jackson State University is 19. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Jackson State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Jackson State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Jackson State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Jackson State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.1. 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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