Jackson State Admissions

Application fee is $25 for applying graduate school. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Graduate Application Fees$25
Admission Informationwww.jsums.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.jsums.edu/apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 68.00% and yield is 14.99%. 2,718 men and 5,678 women applied to Jackson State and 1,740 men and 3,918 women students were accepted. Among them, 331 men and 509 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants8,3962,7185,678
Admitted5,7091,7403,918
Enrolled856331509
Acceptance Ratio 68.00%64.02%69.00%
Yield 14.99%19.02%12.99%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 188 students (22% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 666 students (78%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 540 and 25th percentile is 450. The SAT Math score is 540 (75th) and 433 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 63 (75th percentile) and 63 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing450540
SAT Math433540
ACT Composite1721
ACT Math1620
ACT English1522
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Jackson State University are very low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

Jackson State requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants. Next table summarizes Jackson State University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Jackson State online application page .
Jackson State Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRequired
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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