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Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center

The Walter Payton Center,named for JSU’s famous r..

Inside the Walter Payton Center

The Walter Payton Center has 3 aerobics studios, 1..

Ayer Hall and H.T. Sampson Library

Ayer Hall was constructed in 1904 and is the oldes..

Inside H.T. Sampson Library

The Henry T. Sampson Library, constructed in 1959,..

JSU Student Center

The Jackson State University Student Center, const..

Legacy Dining Hall

The Legacy is located on the first floor of the N..

Gibbs-Green Pedestrian Walkway (The Plaza)

The Gibbs-Green Pedestrian Walkway, also known as ..

John A Peoples Jr. Science Building and Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium

The John A. Peoples, Jr., Science Building, constr..

Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center

The Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center ..

Inside the School of Engineering

The building is a 90,000 sq. ft. facility made of..

Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center

The Walter Payton Center,named for JSU’s famous running back Walter “Sweetness” Payton, opened in January 2006. It has 3 aerobics studios, 12,000 square feet for strength and conditioning, 3 racquetball courts, 3 courts that can be used for basketball, volleyball, as well as a walking trail, to name just a few of the possibilities the building has to shape a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

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school information

University Name Jackson State University
Location 1400 J.R. LYNCH STREET, JACKSON, Mississippi, 39217-0165
General information 6019792121
Year established 1877
Type Public - Four or more years
Historically black college or university
Highest Degree offered Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus Setting Urban
Total number of applicants 8035
Percent of applicants admitted 68 %
New admissions percent of total enrollment 23 %

Test scores 25th Percentile * 75th Percentile **
SAT Critical Reading 400 510
SAT Math 410 510
SAT Writing - -
ACT Composite 17 21
ACT English 16 22
ACT Math 16 20
ACT Writing - -

*25% of students scored at or below
**75% of students scored at or below
- Data not available or not applicable for this institution

Total enrollment 9802  
Undergraduate enrollment 7475  
Full-time undergrads 6678  
Part-time undergrads 797  
Graduate enrollment 2327  
Student body coed  
Men 36%  
Women 64%  

    Degrees include:

    Architecture Business Dental
    Engineering Historically Black Law
    Liberal Arts Medical Nursing
    Theology Veterinarian Social Sciences
    Psychology MBA Education
    Computer Science Communications Biology
    Visual Arts Bachelor's Master's
    Art Chemistry Economics
    Environmental Studies History Marine Biology
    Mathematics Philosophy Physics
    Political Science Spanish Pre-Pharmacy/Professional
    Biology-Chemistry Broadcast & Digital Com Public Relations/Media Writing
    Elementary Certification Phy Ed, Health & Wellness Cert General Studies
    Political Science/Pre-Law Public Policy Sport Administration
    Undecided—Discovery Program

    Special programs

    • Distance learning opportunities
    • ROTC
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    • On campus day care


    • Member of NAA
    • Member of NCAA

    Men sports Women sports
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Golf
    • Soccer
    • Swimming & diving
    • Tennis
    • Track & field
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Blog
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Golf
    • Soccer
    • Swimming & diving
    • Tennis
    • Track & field
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Blog

    Estimated expenses - undergrads In-state Out-of-state  
    Tuition $6866 $6866  
    Required fees $20 $9975  
    Room and board - -  

    Estimated financial aid - undergrads % Receiving Average Amount  
    Grant or scholarship aid 93% $10930  
    Pell grants 76% $5037  
    Federal student loan 74% $7066  

    * Information is based on Academic Year data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. Please visit the school's official website for the most current information.

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