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Alcorn State, founded in 1871, is the oldest historically black, land-grant university in the country. Its 1,700-acre campus is located in Lorman, 90 miles southwest of Jackson.

Website: www.alcorn.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,172
Undergraduate
Students
(64.1%) 2,032 Women
(35.9%) 1,140 Men
544
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 3,464 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.18
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
19 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$24,680
Tuition and Fees
$7,290
Room and Board
$10,788
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$6,962
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,766
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
150
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Lorman Population
1,017
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Braves
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
93.4% Black/African-American
0.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.3% White
International Students
2.7% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
15.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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