Jackson State University's 131-acre campus is a short drive from downtown, located in the southwest corner of the city. ... More
Jackson State University
Jackson State University's 131-acre campus is a short drive from downtown, located in the southwest corner of the city. Established in Natchez in 1877, the campus was moved to Jackson in 1882 and eventually came under state sponsorship in 1940. Founded to train newly freed slaves and prepare them for life after bondage, the school today is devoted to the pursuit of personal enlightenment, scientific research and cultural development. The school's Tigers compete in many intercollegiate sports, and their "Sonic Boom" marching band has been acclaimed worldwide.
Usually after visiting my 2 sons at ""'GRAMBLING"" and trying to get back home to New Orleans, we are usually in a rush.. But I heard the campus is beautiful, we usually travels on I-55 and I- 20 where we always see the sign, however we make effort this year (2010) football season for the ""GSU/JSU football game....
Do not get deterred from the bad surrounding neightborhood...JSU is THE PLACE TO BE! I would make a HUGE effort to go on a Saturday during football season and YOU MUST GO A JSU TIGERS FOOTBALL GAME! It is truly outstanding to see the amount of support these guys get from everyone in the city and we will flock WHEREVER they play! Hearing the Sonic Boom (the baddest band in the land) will be a life changing experience I GUARANTEE YOU! Also, JSU is constantly expanding and building new additions to the already huge school. The food is AMAZING as well as every building you enter! There is ALWAYS something going on, be it a step show or a concert.
I visited the campus about five years ago. It was very old and run down. Upon my very recent return I realized that old buildings had been torn down and new ones are springing up everywhere. The campus looks great. My children will definitely go here.
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