Jacksonville State University


Enrollment: 7,096.

Student Body: 58% female, 42% male, 12% out-of-state, 1% international (73 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 22%, Caucasian 71%, Hispanic 1%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 63% freshmen return for sophomore year. 15% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 21:1. 300 full-time faculty, 66% hold PhDs, 11% are members of minority groups, 44% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, master’s, post-masters certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 20-29 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Criminal justice/safety studies; elementary education and teaching; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cooperative education program, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, honors program, independent study, internships, teacher certification program Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.


Housing: Coed dorms, men’s dorms, special housing for international students, women’s dorms, fraternity/sorority housing, apartments for married students, apartments for single students, apartments for students with dependent children. 90% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Computers: Students can register for classes online.


Environment: Village.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/ theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook.

Organizations: 100 registered organizations, 13 honor societies, 8 religious organizations. 11 fraternities, 9 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, riflery, tennis. Women: Basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, riflery, soccer, Softball, tennis, track/field (outdoor), volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Houston Cole Library, Theron Montgomery Bldg—Student Life, Stephenson Gym, Bibb Graves—Adm Bldg, Paul Snow Stadium.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 2.99. 3% in top 10% of high school class, 13% in top 25% of high school class, 34% in top 50% of high school class. 99% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 400-530. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 420-530. ACT middle 50% range 17-23. Minimum paper TOEFL 500. Minimum computer TOEFL 173.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 3 English, 4 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 2,419 applied, 88% admitted, 50% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), Lowest grade transferable D.

General Admission Information: Application fee $20. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 4. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual in-state tuition $4,040. Annual out-of-state tuition $8,080. Room and board $3,312. Required fees $20. Average book expense $1,008.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institution’s own financial aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 3/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 5/15.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, Federal Nursing Scholarships. Loans: Direct Subsidized Stafford^ Direct Unsubsidized Stafford, Direct PLUS, college/university loans from institutional funds.

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