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Jackson State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1877
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,523
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $11,819,222
Admissions Address

1400 J.R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217

Website

http://www.jsums.edu

Admissions E-mail

admappl@ccaix.jsums.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.8
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mrs. Stephanie Chatman
Admissions office telephone: (601) 979-2100
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: N/A
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? N/A
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $50 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 1 2
Social studies 1 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 1 2
Total academic units 16 21

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 39%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 39%
Total applicants: 8,052
Total acceptances: 3,102
Total freshman enrollment: 898
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,581
Male acceptances: 1,084
Male freshman enrollment: 382
 
Female applicants: 5,471
Female acceptances: 2,018
Female freshman enrollment: 516
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 38%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: 31%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 58%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 95%
Average high school GPA: 2.8
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: N/A
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 94%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 22
Math: 16 – 19
Composite: 16 – 20

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.1% 1.2% N/A
24-29 6.8% 13.3% 4.8%
18-23 49.7% 39.6% 29.3%
12-17 40.9% 36.2% 58.1%
6-11 0.2% 2.1% 0.2%
Below 6 2.3% 7.6% 7.6%

 



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