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Alcorn State University
Lorman, MS
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,825
   Women 1,799 (63.7%)
   Men 1,026 (36.3%)
Graduate Students 595
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 2,078 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.19
SAT Math 469 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 466 average
400-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19 average
16-21 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance $21,867
  Tuition and Fees $6,546
  Room and Board $8,667
Average Percent of Need Met 94%
Average Freshman Award $14,918
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 157
Regular Class Size Not reported
Lorman Population 1,017
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 57% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Braves
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
93.8% Black/African-American
0.9% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
3.1% White
International Students 1.7% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning 72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 16.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 38.0%