Alcorn State University

598 reviews
  1. Alcorn State, MS
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Alcorn State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, MS 39096
Website

Alcorn State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
795-985
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,520/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,654/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,513/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,454/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,646/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,546/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,570Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    27%
  • Smokers
    27%
  • Some outgoing, and some to themselves
    27%
  • Black and mild smokers
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.34 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Is in the middle of nowhere
    89%
  • Average
    11%

After Alcorn State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

598 reviews
  • Excellent
    105
  • Very Good
    169
  • Average
    229
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    44
I really love this school. Even though many people are quick to say "Alcorn is small and it's in the middle of nowhere, how could you possibly learn anything" I strongly disagree. if you are a person who loves small class rooms, down to earth students, and fun weekends this is really the place for you. The only downfall that I would say that Alcorn has is the Financial aid department because they are extremelyyyy slow!
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Entitled and under qualified teachers. Terrible administrative staff.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 3 months ago
As a sophomore, I am still trying to find my bliss at this university.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago