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Alcorn State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
3,172
Total Undergrads
Including 231 Part-time
599
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 11 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

68% Women
32% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Southwestern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $50,210)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $26,570)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 27 - - -
Basketball 13 11 - -
Football 78 - - -
Golf 5 5 - -
Soccer - 14 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Tennis 6 8 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 15 17 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 7 8 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 91.2%
Hispanic 0.5%
Non-resident alien 1.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 6.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 28
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jonathan from Natchez, MS
  • 5
  • The dormitory life at Alcorn is one of the best. The new dormitories include many amenities such as a full size refrigerator, a sink, microwave, and a flat screen. Room…

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  • Chamara from Chicago, IL
  • 4
  • The dorms are probably the best thing about Alcorn State University, as long as you stay on one of the Medgar Wiley Evers Buildings. The older buildings like Revels, Girls'…

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  • Meia from Port Gibosn, MS
  • 3
  • The older dorms such as John Burrus Hall are quite small and sometimes cold but they are okay when you get used to. The upper dorms like Honors are really…

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Kaiya from Burtonsville, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Food in dining isn't always the best especially if your out of safe. You will definitely have to try new things. For the most part dining on the week days is decent. Eat as much as you can you will lose a lot of weight by just walking to class on a daily basis.

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  • 3
  • OLUWADAMILOLA from Lorman, MS
  • I am a current student here

    The food and dining area is pretty big and caters for all. The only issue I have with it is that it doesn't cater for a wide range of people coming from foreign countries.

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  • 2
  • Isaiah from Yukon, OK
  • I am a current student here

    The food is mediocre to be honest. It's edible on most days. Chicken wednesday and fish friday are probably the best lunch options each week. But some days you'll rather be hungry than eat what they have.

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  • 4
  • Iesha from Georgetown, MS
  • I am a current student here

    The food is GREAT here! College food is much better than high school food any day. There's an array of restaurants to choose from. From Pattons, which serves the best Philly Cheese Steak ever, to Pizza Hut which sells the BEST Chicken Alfredo and Meat Lovers' Pizza ever. In addition, there's also a place called Wingos, which makes really good tea and wings.

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  • 5
  • paul - chicago, il
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    the cafeteria is huge. the food is amazing and there's so much to chose from.

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  • 4
  • Meia from Port Gibosn, MS
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food here is pretty good especially when they have Chicken and Fish just make sure you get it while its hot and fresh. They have many restaurants on campus like Pizza Hut.

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  • 1
  • Lawrence from Brookhaven, MS
  • I am a current student here

    In my opinion not much variety and extremely over priced. Walk in meals are around $6 and though it is all you can eat, the food leaves much to be desired.

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  • 2
  • Ariel from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Alcorns could be better but the school gives you flex dollars which could be spent at 5 of the restaurants on campus.

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  • 5
  • Rachael from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    the cafeteria is excellent. they have a desert bar, entrée line, grill line, stir fry line, pizza line, salad bar, sandwich line, taco line, and ethnic foods, and vegan bar.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kaiya from Burtonsville, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is amazing! The sororities and fraternities come together and display what there organizations have to offer. It's truly an amazing experience to seem.

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  • 0
  • Lawrence from Brookhaven, MS
  • I am a current student here

    This is one area I will say is lacking when compared to many other universities. There are no fraternity or sorority houses, and the presence of most of the Greek organizations is almost absent.

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  • 0
  • Ariel from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not so sure about Greek life because I'm not in it , but I do know they are very helpful. they are always opened to answering questions by any means. They are good leaders for the future Alcornites

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  • 0
  • Rachael from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Greek is a major thing at Alcorn. We are a HBCU. (historically black collage university) we only have the Divine 9

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  • 0
  • Imara from Sontag, MS
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is comprised of 8 organization of the Pan Hellenic Council: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

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