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Alcorn State, Mississippi

Alcorn State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Alcorn State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.6%
Admission Difficulty for Alcorn State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Alcorn State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,723 out of 3,464 applicants were admitted making Alcorn State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Alcorn 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.

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Alcorn State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
16%
SAT Scores for Alcorn State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Alcorn State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1060

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

Alcorn State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 740. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Alcorn State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >86%
1055 to 1210 Avg + 79%-86%
900 to 1055 Avg - 69%-79%
745 to 900 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 745 Low <57%
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Alcorn State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for Alcorn State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Alcorn State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Alcorn State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alcorn State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Alcorn State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >88%
19 to 22 Avg + 79%-88%
17 to 19 Avg - 71%-79%
15 to 17 Reach 62%-71%
Less than 15 Low <62%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.96
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Alcorn State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Alcorn State University was 2.96 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.96 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Alcorn State University accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Alcorn State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Good
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 26% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 18% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 4% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

68% of Alcorn State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Alcorn State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 0%
Top 25% of class 0%
Top 50% of class 68%
Bottom 50% of class 32%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Alcorn State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,332 1,132 3,464
Accepted 1,882 841 2,723
Acceptance Rate 81% 74% 79%
Enrolled 453 289 742
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 34% 27%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Alcorn State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Alcorn State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175342 IPEDS survey data for Alcorn State University.