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Jackson State University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

71.7%
Admission Difficulty for Jackson State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Jackson State University? The school has a 72% acceptance rate. Last year, 4,506 out of 6,282 applicants were admitted making Jackson State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Jackson State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
970-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for Jackson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Jackson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Estimated Average SAT 1070
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Jackson State University?

Jackson State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. 11 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

Jackson State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >81%
1065 to 1160 Avg + 72%-81%
970 to 1065 Avg - 60%-72%
875 to 970 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 875 Low <47%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
17-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Jackson State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Jackson State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
Estimated Average ACT 19
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Jackson 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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jackson State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jackson State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >81%
19 to 21 Avg + 72%-81%
17 to 19 Avg - 60%-72%
15 to 17 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 15 Low <47%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
2.93
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Jackson State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Jackson State University was 2.93 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Jackson State University accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Jackson State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 8% Good
3.50 to 3.75 9% Good
3.25 to 3.50 13% Good
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 21% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 5% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Jackson State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,138 2,144 6,282
Accepted 3,058 1,448 4,506
Acceptance Rate 74% 68% 72%
Enrolled 557 376 933
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 26% 21%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
66

Applicants have 66 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Jackson State University before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Jackson 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=175856 IPEDS survey data for Jackson State University.