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Alcorn State University Admission Requirements

Alcorn State, Mississippi

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Chances of getting into Alcorn State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.2%
Admission Difficulty for Alcorn State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Alcorn State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,049 out of 5,236 applicants were admitted making Alcorn State University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 83 percent. Alcorn State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Alcorn State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
800-970
Applicants Submitting SAT
16%
SAT Scores for Alcorn State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 410
SAT Math 25th 390
SAT Composite 25th 800
SAT Scores for Alcorn State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 510
SAT Math 75th 460
SAT Composite 75th 970
Average SAT Score 890

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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 91 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 800 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 710. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 890 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Alcorn State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
970 and Above Good >70%
885 to 970 Avg + 58%-70%
800 to 885 Avg - 45%-58%
715 to 800 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 715 Low <32%
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Alcorn State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for Alcorn State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Alcorn State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 20

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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Alcorn State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >70%
20 to 24 Avg + 58%-70%
16 to 20 Avg - 45%-58%
12 to 16 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 12 Low <32%
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Alcorn State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Alcorn State University accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Alcorn State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Alcorn State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,284 1,952 5,236
Accepted 2,191 858 3,049
Acceptance Rate 67% 44% 58%
Enrolled 345 179 524
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 21% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Alcorn State University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Alcorn State University prefer SAT or ACT?

16% of students submit their SAT scores to Alcorn State University. 84% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Alcorn State University?

58% of those who apply are granted admission to Alcorn State University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Alcorn State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 800 and 970. 16% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Alcorn State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 24. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.