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Jackson State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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 good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Jackson State University typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Jackson State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Jackson State University regularly accepts students with ACTs 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 890 1100
SAT Reading 440 560
SAT Math 450 540
ACT Composite 17 21
ACT English 16 22
ACT Math 16 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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%
SAT Score (NEW 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into Jackson State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Jackson State University was 2.93 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Jackson State University accepts 68% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 8% Good
3.50 to 3.75 9% Good
3.25 to 3.50 13% Good
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 21% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 5% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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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