Alcorn State University (ASU)

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Alcorn State University is a historically black college found in Alcorn State, MS. About 3,900 students are enrolled at ASU.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 800 (25th percentile) to 970 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 16 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to ASU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Alcorn State University (ASU) average GPA ranges from 2.71 to 3.25 for accepted students. ASU accepts roughly 60 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, around 17 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Alcorn State University (ASU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Alcorn State University was reported as 58.2% in Fall 2020 with over 5,240 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ASU ACT Scores: 16 - 24
  • ASU Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Alcorn State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Alcorn State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Alcorn State University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.4%
  • 2017-2018: 78.6%
  • 2018-2019: 89.3%
  • 2019-2020: 58.2%
  • Projected ASU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 68.4%

How Does Alcorn State University (ASU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for ASU is three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mississippi College42.0%
Millsaps College68.8%
Belhaven University49.4%
Tougaloo College70.7%
Louisiana College69.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Alcorn State University (ASU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 510
Math390 - 460
Total Score800 - 970
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score16 - 24
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