Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS
School Type:
4-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
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Quick facts
  • Founded: 1871
  • Enrollment: 2,933
  • Mascot: Braves
  • Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Motto: Where Knowledge and Character Meet
  • Campus Setting: Rural
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Established in 1871, Alcorn State University is an esteemed public land-grant institution and the oldest of its kind serving the African American community in the United States. Located in the tranquil countryside of Lorman, Mississippi, it has been pivotal in promoting regional access to quality higher education, particularly for African Americans. Today, the university serves a student body of roughly 2,933, offering a wide array of academic programs from Associate's to Doctorate degrees, including Post-master's certificates. 

The institution is distinguished for its exceptional programs in fields such as Nursing, Business Administration, Biology, and Agricultural Sciences. Its motto, "Where Knowledge and Character Meet," is a testament to its dedication to not just academic learning but also character cultivation amongst its students. The peaceful campus has on-campus housing, fostering a tight-knit community atmosphere. 

The university's pride is embodied in their mascot, the Braves, and their colors, purple and gold. Competing in NCAA Division I as part of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), their athletic teams are known as the Braves and Lady Braves. Alcorn State University remains a symbol of academic achievement and cultural relevance, continuously producing knowledgeable leaders of strong character.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (601) 877-6148 
  • Admissions email: admissions@alcorn.edu

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  • Financial Aid: (601) 877-6112    
  • Financial Aid email: ASUFinAid@alcorn.edu

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Popular Majors
  • Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Biology
  • Agricultural Sciences

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NCAA Division I - Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)

Team Name: Braves and Lady Braves

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country

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