Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University, founded in 1871, was named after the governor of the state, then James L. Alcorn. The University was formed to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans and is the oldest historically black institution in the United States. The State of Mississippi purchased the Oakland College campus as the university’s resident site. Alcorn started out as a men’s college but eventually admitted women. The University was renamed Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1878 and in 1974, was renamed once again as Alcorn State University.
Today Alcorn offers degree programs in more than 50 areas of study, the University has campuses in Lorman, Natchez and Vicksburg, over 800 faculty and staff and a student body of more than 4,000 students who hail from 65 counties, 30 states, and at least 18 countries. Alcorn State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges and Schools. It also has additional accreditations for its various programs.
- Minimum GPA 3.20
- Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 71
- Minimum SAT 990
- Minimum ACT 21