Jackson State University Admission RequirementsJackson, Mississippi
Chances of getting into Jackson State University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into Jackson State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,294 out of 7,680 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 77 percent. Jackson State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Jackson State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT23%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||400|
|SAT Composite 25th||850|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||510|
|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 Jackson State University?
Jackson State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 85 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 850 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 960 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 23 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1070 and Above||Good||>79%|
|960 to 1070||Avg +||69%-79%|
|850 to 960||Avg -||57%-69%|
|740 to 850||Reach||44%-57%|
|Less than 740||Low||<44%|
Jackson State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT77%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|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 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 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 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jackson State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>81%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||69%-81%|
|17 to 19||Avg -||59%-69%|
|15 to 17||Reach||49%-59%|
|Less than 15||Low||<49%|
Avg. High School GPA2.93
Typical High School GradesB-
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. The school ranks #13 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Jackson State University accepts 69% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||20%||16%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply22
Applicants have 22 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
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.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Jackson State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
23% of students submit their SAT scores to Jackson State University. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
69% of those who apply are granted admission to Jackson 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 850 and 1070. 23% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.