Jacksonville State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Jacksonville State University

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Jacksonville State University is a public university with an acceptance rate of 54%. Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State is located a little over an hour northeast of Birmingham, Alabama. The university has an 18-to-1 student / faculty ratio and 95 academic programs and concentrations. Programs in business, nursing, criminal justice, and education are among the most popular with undergraduates. Students can choose from numerous student organizations including an active fraternity and sorority system and the school's "Marching Southerners" marching band. On the athletic front, the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Considering applying to Jacksonville State University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Jacksonville State University had an acceptance rate of 54%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 54 students were admitted, making JSU's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,033
Percent Admitted 54%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 33%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Jacksonville State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 1% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75% Percentile
ERW 440 450
Math 470 480
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Jacksonville State University's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to JSU scored between 440 and 450, while 25% scored below 440 and 25% scored above 450. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 470 and 480, while 25% scored below 470 and 25% scored above 480. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 930 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Jacksonville State University.

Requirements

Note that Jacksonville State University does not require the optional SAT writing section. JSU does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered. 

ACT Scores and Requirements

Jacksonville State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 89% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 27
Math 17 25
Composite 19 26

This admissions data tells us that most of Jacksonville State University's admitted students fall within the bottom 46% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to JSU received a composite ACT score between 19 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 19.

Requirements

Note that Jacksonville State University does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. JSA does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Jacksonville State University's incoming freshmen class was 3.53, and over 60% of incoming students had GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Jacksonville State University have primarily high B grades.

Admissions Chances

Jacksonville State University, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your grades and standardized test scores fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. The university does not require an application essay or letters of recommendation.

The minimum requirements for unconditional admission include an ACT composite score of 20 or above, an SAT combined score of 950 or above, and an average GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. The minimum scores for conditional admission include a composite ACT score of 18, an SAT combined score of 870, and an average GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

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