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Alcorn State University is a public institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,296, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,756 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Alcorn State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 88. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,256 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,912 (2011-12).
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Alcorn State University is known as a campus of excellence and an academic resort. We are located on 1700 acres of scenic land in southwest Mississippi. The campus has a uniquely harmonious blend of rich, historic buildings and modern, innovative facilities.
Alcorn State University has received recognition throughout the United States of America for its excellence in liberal arts, agricultural research, technology, nursing and fine arts. We also have one of the largest marching bands in the United States of America and have won numerous athletic championships in men's and women's sports. Our alumni have distinguished themselves in many professional arenas including medicine, law, government, education, business and entrepreneurship, research, entertainment, and professional athletics.
For more than 125 years, Alcorn State has educated leaders in the full range of professions agriculture, the arts, business, human services, education, law, politics, medicine, and nursing. An important reason for our graduates' success: At Alcorn, students form close, collaborative relationships with faculty mentors.
Whatever your major, Alcorn professors will be there for you every step of the way: as you select courses to fulfill our general education requirements in the liberal arts and sciences, as you explore possible majors, and as you complete courses in the academic field of your choice.
Questions? Just ask. The learning environment at Alcorn is friendly and relaxed, and the student-to-faculty ratio is a comfortable seventeen to one.
Our two campuses - in Lorman and in Natchez - cover more than 1,700 acres. But Alcorn is an environment scaled to the individual. A look at our campuses will show you that we're growing. A $10 million math and science building with $3 million in state-of-the-art equipment is one of the newest additions to Alcorn's 1,700-acre Lorman campus.
Succeeding at Alcorn takes hard work, commitment, and determination. But you can count on support all around you - from administrators, professors, and other students. Three out of four students live on campus, and making friends is easy. Dozens of clubs and organizations offer opportunities for getting involved, developing leadership skills, and just having fun. The supportive environment is a big factor in many student's decision to attend Alcorn.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Alcorn State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 36.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||36.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Alcorn State University is 20:1, and the school has 41.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Alcorn State University include: Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.2 percent.
Alcorn State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,296, with a gender distribution of 34.4 percent male students and 65.6 percent female students. At this school, 49.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51.0 percent of students live off campus. Alcorn State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Alcorn State University offers a number of student services including placement service. Alcorn State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Alcorn State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Alcorn State University, 40.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,404.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,256 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$12,912 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$7,592 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data