Campus LifeNestled in the foothills of the Appalachians and surrounded by 375,000 acres of the lush Talladega National Forest, JSU offers plenty of room to explore your future. So whether you're into hiking, biking or simply relaxing, you'll find that enjoying campus life at JSU just comes naturally.
Jacksonville, AL deserves the nickname, Gem of the Hills. From the historic charm of the public square and downtown district to the friendly neighborhoods and lifelong residents, this beautiful Alabama city welcomes visitors like they are family. One visit and you'll be prepared to make yourself at home, at least for the next four years.
Where will I live?
Choosing University Housing and Residence Life means more than just putting a roof over your head. JSU strives to provide its students with pleasant, furnished facilities that include special features and extras. Jacksonville State University offers its residents a variety of housing options from residence halls to on-campus apartments.
Students must submit an official high school transcript showing course work through the junior year at the time of application and submit a final high school transcript after graduation showing graduation date and diploma type. JSU requires students to complete high school with an acceptable diploma type. Successful completion of the GED is acceptable in lieu of high school graduation.
ACT 20 and above (Composite)
SAT 950 and above (Combined Critical Reading and Math)
ACT 17 - 19 (Composite)
SAT 830 - 940 (Combined Critical Reading and Math)
Students not meeting the above requirements should consult information on ExSEL (summer developmental studies program). To read more about this program, view the Undergraduate Catalogue.
* Students who have not attended secondary school in eight or more years or are 25 years of age are exempt from this test score requirement.
AcademicsWhat can I get a degree in?
While college is a big step, it is only the beginning. With thirty-eight accredited programs and over 156 Courses of Study, you are certain to find a field of study that is right for you. Discover more about what you love today, and we'll help you turn it into a career tomorrow.
View a detailed course list
How's the faculty?
Our first step toward helping you succeed is to really get to know you. And we go beyond just knowing your name. Our internationally acclaimed faculty creates an effective learning environment to fit every student's needs. At JSU, we offer individual attention and smaller class sizes that translate into bigger academic success for you.
ExpensesWhat are the expenses?
There are many different assistance opportunities for students seeking financial aid: Federal and State Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans and the Federal Workstudy Program. Your first step is to have your application for admission submitted to JSU. Next, you will want to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Once we receive your results and you have provided all necessary information, we will prepare a financial aid package designed specifically to meet your needs and eligibility.
|Undergraduate tuition for traditional hours:|
|In-State Traditional Hours||$ 265.00 per hour|
|Out-Of-State Traditional Hours||$ 530.00 per hour|
|In-State Traditional Hours||$255.00 per hour|
|Out-Of-State Traditional Hours||$510.00 per hour|
Traditional Courses are held in a classroom on the main JSU campus and Joe Ford Center in Gadsden.
ApplyApplication for Admission
Applying for admission to Jacksonville State University is as easy as 1-2-3!
|1. Complete the application for admission.|
|2. Submit the $30 (USD) non-refundable application fee.|
|3. Submit all required documents for your admission type
(please refer to How do I Attend? to find your requirements).
Note: Undergraduate Readmission Students (previously applied but never attended) must complete an Undergraduate Printable Application, but do not have to pay the $30 application fee.