Jacksonville State University (JSU)

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Jacksonville State University can be found in Jacksonville, AL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around nine thousand students enrolled per year at JSU.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at Jacksonville State University. A score between 930 to 1160 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Jacksonville State University (JSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. Jacksonville State University admits around 50% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, around 27% registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at jsu.edu.

Overall Jacksonville State University (JSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Jacksonville State University was reported as 54.8% in Fall 2020 with over 10,200 college applications submitted to JSU. 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

  • JSU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • JSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Jacksonville State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of JSU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Jacksonville State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 53.1%
  • 2017-2018: 54.0%
  • 2018-2019: 54.3%
  • 2019-2020: 54.8%
  • Projected JSU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 50.5%

How Does Jacksonville State University (JSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Jacksonville State University is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Shorter University60.3%
Berry College70.6%
Samford University83.3%
Birmingham Southern College53.8%
Life University95.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • 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 Jacksonville State University (JSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 590
Math450 - 570
Total Score930 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 25
Math16 - 23
Composite Score18 - 24
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