Jackson State University Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Jackson State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Jackson State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,425 out of 8,035 applicants or 68% were admitted making Jackson State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Jackson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Jackson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Jackson State University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 785. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 995 out of 1600. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Jackson State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >78%
995 to 1100 Avg + 68%-78%
890 to 995 Avg - 56%-68%
785 to 890 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 785 Low <42%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Jackson State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Jackson State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Jackson State University?

Admission data indicates that Jackson State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jackson State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jackson State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >78%
19 to 21 Avg + 68%-78%
17 to 19 Avg - 56%-68%
15 to 17 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 15 Low <42%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Jackson State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Jackson State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,100 2,935 8,035
Accepted 3,570 1,855 5,425
Acceptance Rate 70% 63% 68%
Enrolled 716 519 1,235
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 28% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Jackson State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Jackson State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Jackson State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175856 IPEDS survey data for Jackson State University.

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