Jacksonville State University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Jacksonville, AL
Website
www.jsu.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
6,044
Part-Time Undergrads
1,947
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$6,360
Out-of-State Tuition
$12,720
Room & Board
$7,675
Acceptance Rate
82 %
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Average SAT Scores
860–1050
Average ACT Scores
19–24

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Affordability
  • Academics
  • Diversity
  • Friendliness

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking
  • Some buildings need renovation
  • The Gamecock Express doesn't run on weekends.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

The first time you wander around campus at Jacksonville State University and feel the sun shining through the trees, you will begin to understand what it means to be a JSU Gamecock. It is a mix of old Southern charm and a wide new world of possibilities. It is a new world of wearing the game day crimson and cheering with your fellow students in the student section at football games and feeling the stadium vibrate with the sound of The Marching Southeners. It is walking through the Quad and staring up at the stone buildings and realizing that this place is more than bricks and stone. It is making friends that last and maybe even finding love.

It is about realizing who you are, who you want to be, and how to get there. It is a journey, not a destination. It is sitting down on the grass with a textbook for the first time in your life and studying, not to please someone else, but because you have realized that you want greatness, you want to be the best you can be for you. Your professors are interested in you. They won't pass you unless you deserve it, but they are there to help you succeed. For the faculty and staff, from the president to cashiers and custodians, friendliness is a mainstay. They always have a smile for students. You will be accepted for you. This place has deep roots and a wide open sky, tradition and possibilities. You write your story, and JSU is a great place to start.

Jacksonville State Student Reviews

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't think this needs a rating; not exactly a critical consideration 'round here.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Good food. Bad value for money. Good options, nice locations.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: To sum up:

Student populace is generally friendly and accepting. They can and usually WILL hold the door open for you. Return the favor.

The parking is patently RIDICULOUS.

UPD's a bit overbearing, but they're respectable guys from experience.

Campus is pretty, especially in spring, summer and covered in snow.

Nightlife = nonexistent.

Transportation isn't bad, though it does have its flaws.

Academics are alright.

Faculty is generally knowledgable and nice.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Academics: I don't think I've been here long enough to properly rate the academics.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I really can't rate the athletics as I can't care less about them. I will say that football is king round 'ere, though.

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