Jacksonville State University

Institution Location

Jacksonville State University

International House and Programs

700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville Alabama 36265


Jacksonville State University is located in the foothills of northeast Alabama.

Jacksonville’s convenient location allows quick travel to Birmingham Alabama (75 miles – 1h20min) and to Atlanta Georgia (94 miles – 1h40min).

Accrediting Agency

Jacksonville State University is accredited to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees by SACSOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Specific areas within JSU are also accredited by national accrediting agencies; the names and addresses of those agencies are listed below

  • AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • National Association of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Alabama State Department of Education
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
  • Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Accrediting Council of Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics


Institution Type

  • Baccalaureate University/College (4 year)
  • Masters University/College
  • Educational Specialist/College
  • Doctoral University/College
  • ESL Certificate Program


Fall Deadline: July 01
Spring Deadline: November 01
Summer Deadline: March 01

Contact Info

Chandni Khadka, Director International House and Programs
Phone: 256-782-5303
Fax: 256-782-8057
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Where you’re going is a home away from home. Living on campus can be a very memorable element of your college experience. Our mission is to foster a vibrant living and learning-centered community that cultivates personal development, celebrates diversity, promotes leadership, and enhances the educational experience of each resident. At JSU, you will find that residence halls are in the middle of it all and convenient to your classes and campus activities.More than seventy-nine percent of JSU students receive some form of financial aid. Over $80 million was awarded last year in scholarships, loans, grants, or campus employment. Our Student Financial Services staff is always ready to serve you and answer all of your questions.You will make close friends and still meet someone new every day. At Jacksonville State University, we realize that your education and experiences are not strictly gained in a classroom. Campus involvement plays a tremendous role in developing not only your mind, but also you as a person. Share your voice by participating in he Student Government Association. Apply to join the Freshman Forum and develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Volunteer to lend a hand and support one of our many community service projects. With more than a hundred clubs and organizations, you will find endless opportunities on campus to meet new people and make new friends.With all of these opportunities, and more that are available at the “friendliest campus in the south,” you’re bound to become the person you strive to be.

JSU at a Glance
Location: Jacksonville, AL
Founded: 1883
President: Dr. John M. Beehler
Enrollment: 8,693 (87% Undergraduate; 13% Graduate)
Faculty: approximately 319 full-time; 178 part-time
Academic Programs: Over 45 degree programs, including bachelor’s, master’s, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs.
Athletics: JSU is the only school in the nation to lay claim to NCAA national titles in football, men’s basketball and baseball at the Division I or Division II levels.

Undergraduate Enrollment
Undergraduates by Gender: 42% male; 58% Female
Undergraduate Status: 5,779 full-time; 1,809 part-time
Undergraduates by Classification: 2,514 freshmen; 1,570 Sophomores; 1,567 Juniors; 1,937 Seniors

Graduate Enrollment
Graduate Students by Gender: 38% male; 62% female Graduate Students by Status: 203 full-time; 902 part-time

204 International Students representing 61 countries.

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Internships/Cooperative Education (COOP)

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Does your institution support Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?

Education Abroad

Does your institution offer education abroad opportunities for all students?

  • Faculty led abroad
  • Short term abroad
  • Exchange abroad
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  • Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs:
    • Australia
    • England
    • Italy


  • Direct Student Exchange Program:
    • South Korea
    • India

English as a Second Language and Support Services

Does your institution offer academic admission to international students under the condition that applicants will meet the English Proficiency requirements prior to enrolling in their academic program?

Does your institution provide ESL Support Services?

If yes, do you require international students to take an English proficiency test before beginning their university program?


However if a student applies for conditional admission and successfully complete ESL program, the student is not required to take English proficiency test.

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Campus Life

Small Town


Men’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Riffle
  • Tennis

Women’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball
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Student Organization Information

International Student/Faculty Organizations


  • Single Sex Housing
  • Co-ed Housing
  • Single Occupancy
  • Double Occupancy
  • Suite Double Occupancy
  • Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Off Campus Housing

Institution Demographics

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 87%
Total Graduate Enrollment: 13%
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: 2%

Students from:

Within the state of Alabama 7000
From other US states 17.5%
From outside the US 2%

Ethnicity Representation

African American/Black 1001
American Indian 45
Asian 60
Hispanic/Latino 47
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 4
White/Non-Hispanic 3559
Other 53


Total Faculty 456
Faculty:Student 18:1
Male:Female Ratio 162:155

US Immigration Compliance Information

Does your institution issue I20 for F1 visa status and/or DS2019 for J1 visa status?

If yes, does your institution offer employment based immigration support services such as H1b, TN, LPR, etc. for employment?


Does your institution offer US Immigration advising?


US Immigration Support Services

Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

Category $ Per Year $ Per Semester
Undergraduate tuition (per semester)* -- $7416 (12 hours)
Graduate tuition (per semester)* -- $6876 (9 hours)
Room and Board (per semester)* -- $9080 (estimate)
Required Fees (per year) $794 --
Average Book Expense (per year) $1000 --

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International Financial Aid

Does your institution offer financial aid (scholarships, institutional aid, etc.) for admitted international students?

Our institution offers several scholarships available to international students, including the following ones:

  • New Student Merit-Based Scholarship:

This scholarship is awarded to recognize incoming students who exhibit particularly outstanding academic achievements. There is NO separate application for this scholarship program. Students who have been unconditionally admitted to JSU will automatically be considered if they meet the minimum ACT Composite/SAT Critical Reading + Math test scores and GPA to be eligible for each tier.

The following link will provide you with further information about the New Student Merit-Based Scholarships: http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/new-merit.html

  • Presidential Transfer Scholarships:

This scholarship is awarded to those transfer students who have earned any associates degree with 3.0 GPA of higher (JSU calculated). Students cannot have previously attended JSU or any other four-year institution as a full-time student.

The following link will provide you with further information about Presidential Transfer Scholarships: http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/transfer-scholarship.html

  • International House Scholarship: 

Our institution offers a unique cultural program through our International House. We are continuously looking for outstanding students from all around the world to be represented in our IH program. As you may already know that we have had IH program at JSU for over 70 years and hosted international students from all over the world. The mission of our program is to promote global peace, friendship and better intercultural understanding among individuals from diverse background.

Students accepted into our International House program will receive housing scholarship and out of state tuition waiver. Out of state tuition waiver means that students will be awarded in-state tuition rate.

The following link will provide you with further information about International House Scholarship: http://www.jsu.edu/ihop/


For a complete listing of scholarship information, please visit our scholarship page at http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/index.html

List your top 5 criteria for awarding international financial aid

  • outstanding academic achievements
  • leadership skills
  • global experience
  • athletic skills
  • special talents

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