Alcorn State University (ASU)

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Alcorn State University is a historically black college found in Alcorn State, MS. About 4,100 students are enrolled at ASU.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 810 (25th percentile) to 940 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 16 (25th percentile) to 19 (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 2.90 for accepted students. ASU accepts roughly 80 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, around 31 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Alcorn State University was reported as 82.9% in Fall 2013 with over 2,270 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 - 19
  • ASU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Alcorn State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to ASU and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Alcorn State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 40.4%
  • 2010-2011: 34.1%
  • 2011-2012: 36.4%
  • 2012-2013: 47.1%
  • 2013-2014: 82.9%
  • Projected ASU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 56.5%

How Does Alcorn State University (ASU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for ASU is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mississippi College67.3%
Millsaps College47.5%
Belhaven University48.4%
Tougaloo College35.5%
Louisiana College74.2%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Alcorn State University (ASU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English15 - 20
Math16 - 18
Composite Score16 - 19
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