Facilities

Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
5,506
Tuition (in-state)
$14,576 ($5,888)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Students are involved in a lot of different activities.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The faculty are very helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The faculty at JSU makes sure we are working in the best conditioned facilities possible.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I'm not really apart of ( student life ) . The events I've attended were amazing, the student center is the BEST.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Jackson State University has great internship opportunities for students with some of the top companies in the United States. The university holds frequent career fairs throughout both semesters to help students network and become prepared to work for future employers. Also, students are eligible to intern abroad for a semester to gain experience and knowledge in their career.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 274th
    Best Library
  • 297th
    Best Student Centers
  • 334th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 699th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 891st
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Being a Historically Black University, many of the buildings on campus have important history behind them, and there are several protected landmarks. Complaints flow across campus about the campus presentation, but administrators are steadily working to lose the negativity toward the buildings.

JSU has numerous of facilities for the community, faculty, staff, and students. The H.T. Sampson Library is a fascinating building on campus, housing the cool and calm hang out spot, the Java News. The Java is a coffee shop where you can go and study or just get away if need be. The Student Center houses many rooms inside including the movie theater. JSU's newest gymnasium was named after the famous football player Walter Payton, who is an alumnus.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
99
Campus Size
245 acres
Student Centers
The Student Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
H.T. Sampson Library
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
Yes
Coffeehouse on Campus
Java News Café in the library
Movie Theater on Campus
Yes, in the Student Center
Traditions
  • Homecoming:
  • Probate:
Favorite Things To Do
Hang out on the Plaza.
Student Newspaper
The Flash
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are 90 registered organizations and 22 honor societies at Jackson State.
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 30 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 34 responses

  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 6% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 29% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 65% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 33 responses

  • 6% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 9% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 48% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 36% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
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