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Jacksonville State University Admission Requirements

Jacksonville, Alabama

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Chances of getting into Jacksonville State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Admission Difficulty for Jacksonville State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Jacksonville State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Jacksonville State University is 64%.  It ranks #9 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Jacksonville State University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 6,963 out of 10,932 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 840/1070 ACT 18/24). Jacksonville State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.48. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Jacksonville State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Jacksonville State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
840-1070
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Jacksonville State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 840
SAT Scores for Jacksonville State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1070
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Jacksonville State University?

Jacksonville State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 720. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. Jacksonville State University ranks #16 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Jacksonville State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >75%
955 to 1070 Avg + 64%-75%
840 to 955 Avg - 51%-64%
725 to 840 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 725 Low <38%
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Jacksonville State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Jacksonville State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Jacksonville State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Jacksonville State University?

Admission data indicates that Jacksonville State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jacksonville State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jacksonville State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >75%
21 to 24 Avg + 64%-75%
18 to 21 Avg - 51%-64%
15 to 18 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 15 Low <38%
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Jacksonville State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.48
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Jacksonville State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Jacksonville State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Jacksonville State University was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Jacksonville State University accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Jacksonville State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 28.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 11.09% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.68% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.37% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 12.43% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.23% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.11% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.09% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

76% of Jacksonville State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Jacksonville State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 76%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Jacksonville State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,955 3,977 10,932
Accepted 4,390 2,573 6,963
Acceptance Rate 63% 65% 64%
Enrolled 781 532 1,313
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 21% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Jacksonville State University is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Jacksonville State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Jacksonville State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Jacksonville State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101480 IPEDS survey data for Jacksonville State University.

FAQs

Does Jacksonville State University prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to Jacksonville State University. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Jacksonville State University?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Jacksonville State University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Jacksonville State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 840 and 1070. 1% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Jacksonville State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.