Jackson State University Admission Requirements
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 72% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. 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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Jackson State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT11%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||970|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1070|
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 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. The school ranks #9 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
Jackson State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT89%
|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||22|
|ACT Math 75th||20|
|ACT Composite 75th||21|
|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 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. The school ranks #12 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jackson State University.
|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%|
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 72% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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)||18%||26%||21%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply289
Applicants have 289 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.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|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.