Alcorn State University

Lorman, Mississippi
4-year Public university

Overview

Alcorn State University is a public institution established in 1871 with rural setting located at Lorman. It is ranked #52 in Regional Universities South in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester based academic calender.

#52 in Regional Universities South
Setting
Rural
Location Lorman, Mississippi
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1871
Selectivity High
Size Small
2,848 Undergraduates

Learning

16.1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Liberal Arts
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Military Technologies And Applied Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$23,744
Cost of Attendance
$14,838
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $8,549
Outstate Tuition Fee $8,549
Room and Board Fees $9,608
$30,100 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

30% (High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Very Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.3 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Does not accept CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

71 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
TOEFL Waived if

If it is determined that English is used as a “second language” in the applicant’s country of origin

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
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Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
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Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
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Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Mar
15
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Mar
01
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$12,816 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$2,608 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $23,744
95% Students with need received Financial Aid
85% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
President's Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth fully funding tuition, room and board for four years and providing a $500 per semester book allowance and a $1,000 stipend each semester
Eligibility first-time freshmen
Minimum Criteria a composite score of 28 or above on the ACT or its equivalence on the SAT (1250 and above, reading and math only) and a 3.0 or better high school cumulative grade point average
Requirement for maintenance a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Provost Scholar Scholarship
Total Worth room, board, tuition and a $400.00 per semester book allowance
Eligibility first-time freshman
Minimum Criteria a composite score of 24-27 on the ACT or its equivalence on the SAT(1090-1240 reading and math only) and a 3.0 or better high school cumulative grade point average (GPA)
Requirement for maintenance a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
University Scholar Scholarship
Total Worth tuition and also provides an additional $200.00 for books per semester
Eligibility first-time freshman
Minimum Criteria 22 or 23 on the ACT or its equivalence on the SAT(1020-1080 reading and math only) and a 3.0 or better high school grade point average (GPA)
Requirement for maintenance a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Frank Boulware, Sr. Legacy Scholarship
Total Worth $2,500
Details To be eligible to receive a scholarship, a student must be academically in Good Standing ; have 100 Hours of Community Service ; Major in African American Studies, STEM field or any major under the School of Business

Students

2,848 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
72% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
32% Students graduate within 6 years