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Jacksonville State University Admission Requirements

Jacksonville, Alabama

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Chances of getting into Jacksonville State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
54.8%
Admission Difficulty for Jacksonville State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Jacksonville State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 55% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,581 out of 10,187 applicants were admitted making Jacksonville State University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Jacksonville State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jacksonville State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Jacksonville State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Jacksonville State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1050

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 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Jacksonville State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >68%
1045 to 1160 Avg + 55%-68%
930 to 1045 Avg - 42%-55%
815 to 930 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 815 Low <30%
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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 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Jacksonville State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 23
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 #14 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 2019 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 >68%
21 to 24 Avg + 55%-68%
18 to 21 Avg - 42%-55%
15 to 18 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 15 Low <30%
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Jacksonville State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.18
Typical High School Grades
B

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

Applicants need about 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 3.18 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 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 55% 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
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

70% 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 0%
Top 25% of class 0%
Top 50% of class 70%
Bottom 50% of class 30%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Jacksonville State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,313 3,874 10,187
Accepted 3,429 2,152 5,581
Acceptance Rate 54% 56% 55%
Enrolled 885 608 1,493
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 28% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Jacksonville State University Admission 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?

55% of those who apply are granted admission to Jacksonville State University. Admission competition is low and the college has 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 930 and 1160. 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.