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ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY - [ASU], ALCORN, MISSISSIPPI

Alcorn, MississippiLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1871Established Year
  3716Enrollment

Alcorn State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in Lorman, Mississippi, Alcorn State University is a public grant US institute which offers a plethora of undergraduate, graduate and associate courses for international students at the ranging levels of degree and certificate. Established in 1871, it is the first historically black university founded with a motto of “Where Knowledge and Character Matter” and is currently home to some of the brilliant minds across the globe.

The institute is one of the coveted names in the US Education System that provides some unparalleled programs like MBA, Electrical Engineering and Computer System & Network Technology across its 6 diverse schools. It has more than 4000 students enrolled with a network of 25000+ Alumni all over the world.

Admissions at Alcorn State University are available on a rolling basis round the year and follow an extremely holistic approach when processing applications. With a high acceptance rate of nearly 89%, the enrollment at the institute is very lightly selective and any candidate with a decent profile and a spectacular academic record stands a fair chance of obtaining admission. This and a good enough chance of landing some of the high paying jobs in the country has made the university one of the favourite academic institutes to study in the USA for international students.

Rankings

Alcorn State University, USA has been ranked (2020 Rankings) by US News and World Report as

  • The university ranks at #82 in regional universities south, 2020 by a recent survey conducted by the US News.
  • It bagged the position 53rd in the category of Top performers on social mobility, 2020.
  • It is also honored at #36 in the list of top public schools by a 2020 survey of US News.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Campus settingRural
Established1871
Admission SeasonRolling Deadlines
Acceptance Rate89%
English Language Proficiency ScoresIELTS or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Student’s HelplineEmail: admissions@alcorn.edu
Phone: (601) 877-6148 Fax: (601) 877-6347

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • Alcorn State University, USA is located in Claiborne County, Mississippi which is about seven miles west of Lorman. It has three campuses in Lorman, Natchez, and Vicksburg.
  • The institute kind of stands in isolation and is at a distance from all the neighboring cities with an approximate distance of 40 to 80 miles from Vicksburg or Jackson. The campus provides some heavenly picturesque views and is a blend of old and new buildings surrounded with lush greens everywhere.
  • There are more than 40 clubs and organizations; fraternities and Sororities, Greek Organizations, Departmental organizations such as Alpha Kappa Psi Professionals, Criminal Justice, Business fraternities; Honor Societies such as Beta Kappa Chi; Music groups; Theatre groups; Special Interest Group.
  • Students can also be part of the annual publication of the University ‘The Alcornite’ and ‘The Campus Chronicle’ , the student-run newspaper.
  • Student Government Association is a student body which includes an executive board and monitors students affairs in college
  • The university has its main campus located in rural south-western Mississippi which is spread across a vast land of 1,753 acres. Apart from the main campus, the institute also has 2 other campuses located in Natchez and Vicksburg.

Housing facilities/Residence

Alcorn State University, USA offers 8 housing options to the students. The rooms are provided at various rates according to the suitability and preference of applicants. The average housing rates including meal plans for various residence halls vary from 4,131 to 5,690. The Residence Halls are:

  • John Burrus Hall: For Upper Class and Freshman; Females Only; Traditional Style; Double Occupancy rooms with 2 single beds, two desks,2 chairs,2 wardrobes, closets; Community bathroom on each floor; Laundry Facilities; Computer lab; Wifi; Ethernet and Cable; Vending Machines
  • Female Honors Hall: Upperclass and freshman females who have 3+ GPA can reside, 640 Beds; Suite Style; Double Occupancy rooms with 2 single beds, two desks,2 chairs,2 wardrobes, closets; Laundry Facilities; Computer lab; Wifi; Ethernet and Cable; Vending Machines; Study rooms; full-service cafeteria
  • Hiram Revels Halls: Upperclass and Freshman Males;214 Beds; Laundry Facilities; Computer lab; Wifi; Ethernet and Cable; Double Occupancy rooms with 2 single beds, two desks,2 chairs,2 wardrobes, closets
  • Medgar Wiley Evers Heritage Village: Complex A and B - 231 beds; Complex C- 269 Beds; Complex D - 260 Beds; Suite Style; Semi-private Baths; Double rooms with full kitchenette, furnished living area,flat-screen TV; Private rooms with kitchenette and Flat Screen TV, Wifi; Ethernet
  • Natchez Campus: UpperClassmen, for Nursing and Business Majors; Suite Style Rooms; Semi-Private baths, fitness Center, wifi, Double Occupancy rooms with 2 single beds, two desks,2 chairs,2 wardrobes, closets

Courses

  • Alcorn State University offers a plethora of courses for international students including Associate, Bachelors, Masters, Specialist and Doctoral Degrees.
  • The 6 schools under it are School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education and Psychology, School of Nursing and Graduate Studies.
  • It offers more than 15 Graduate Programs in the fields of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business Research, Education and Health Sciences.
  • It also offers some online programs such as Criminal Justice, Child Development, Business Administration at Undergraduate level and Workforce Education, Master of Biology, Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graduate Level.
  • The institute is famous for Liberal Arts, Agriculture Research Technology, Music and Nursing.

Alcorn State University Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application fee: Not applicable

Admission Deadlines: No fixed deadlines, admissions are offered on a rolling basis. Students can apply before July 15 for Fall, November 15 for Spring Semester and April 25 for Summers

Basic Admission Requirement: Completed the basic College Prep Curriculum with a minimum 3.2 GPA or equivalent.

Pre-Requisites

  • Application form for admission.
  • Appropriate final transcripts of previously attended educational institutions.
  • The satisfactory score of the ACT and SAT.
  • The minimum score required in ACT is 18 or an equivalent SAT score should be submitted.
  • Photocopy of Social Security Card.
  • Immunization Records.
  • English language proficiency scores.
  • Letters of Recommendation.

Note that Standardized Scores for admission at the institute are TOEFL PBT - 525; TOEFL CBT- 195; TOEFL IBT- 71; ACT - 18 or SAT equivalent.

Alcorn State University Cost of Attendance

It is always advised that international aspirants applying at a foreign university have a pre idea of the basic budget required to survive in a place away from home. The estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as given below.

ExpensesCost (In USD)
Tuition7290
Board3428
Room7360
Books1586
Transportation 2372
Personal2644
Total24680

The Housing rates plus the meal plans per semester for different residences are given below:

Residence HallsCost (In USD)
John Burrus Hall4441
Female Honors Hall4522
Hiram Revels Halls4441
Medgar Wiley Evers Heritage VillageDouble - 5394 Single- 5690
Natchez Campus2417(Without Meal Plan)

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The university realises the importance of quality education for all and thus offers various awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Around 48% of full-time graduate students receive financial aid as a scholarship. The average grant award is 3,028 USD.

The deadline for submission of application for the Year 2020 Academic Scholarship is April 1, 2020. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of the availability of funds.

The various types of financial aids offered are:

  • President’s Excellence Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students having a composite score of 28 or above on the ACT and 3.25 or better cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship amount covers a sum of 18,000 USD per year for the period of eight semesters.
  • Provost Scholar Scholarship: This is offered to students scoring between 24 to 27 on the ACT to first-time freshmen. And this scholarship is offered for eight semesters covering the sum of 15,000 USD per year.
  • University Scholar Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students with ACT scores of 22 or 23. This scholarship covers 10,000 USD per year. This scholarship is renewable for extended up-to 8 semesters.

Alumni Network

  • Alcorn State University, USA has a network of more than 25000 alumni. Office of Alumni Relations makes sure to organize various events such as Reunions, Homecoming, Mid Winter Conferences for its alumni.
  • National Alumni Association is a way to remain in contact with your fellow mates and make the best out of it. Alumni are recognized for their efforts through awards like Outstanding Young Alcornite Award, Faith Service Award. Meritorious Award, Undergraduate of the Year Award etc.
  • Some of its notable Alumni are:
    • Adena Williams Boston - President of St Philip's College, Texas
    • Frank Purnell- Former professional football player Green Bay Packers
    • Alexander O’Neal - Musician
    • Jennifer Riley Collins - Executive Director at Mississippi NAACP

Placements

The university, USA offers various opportunities to its students in Job and Internships. The Career Center helps students through Cover letter Preparation, Resume tips, Internships, Job shadowing etc.

Handshake is the official online Job Portal. It also offers Work study, graduate assistants, research assistants where students work around 20 hours per week. Disney Professional, Chegg, LinkedIn, Coca-Cola, SmithSonian, Sable assent Coin Corporation, The Riley Foundation, The Washington Centers, etc offer internships to its students.

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Alcorn State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population3910
FAFSA Code002396
Application Cost$10
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$11,350 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score9808201140 16%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing485420550-
Mathematics495400590-
ACTCheck Detailed Score201722 84%
English191522-
Mathematics181620-

Alcorn State University Acceptance Rate

78.6%

Acceptance Rate

3464

Total Applicants

3910

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

35.4%

Male

64.6%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program78.6%
Total Applicants4085
Total Enrolled3211
Graduate
Graduate Programs78.5%
Total Applicants890
Total Enrolled699

Alcorn State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Alcorn State University Enrollment3910
Undergraduate Enrollment3211
Graduate Enrollment699
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate26.6%

Attendance Cost

$11,350

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$8,780 / Year
Post Graduate Program$11,350 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,568 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,731 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$5,226 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,731 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$6,766 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$6,712 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$6,766 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
38372818101920
+1-601-877-6100
TELEPHONE
1-888-581-7887
TOLL FREE
1000 ASU Drive, Lorman, Mississippi 39096-7500
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