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SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A&M COLLEGE - [SU], BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge, LouisianaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1880Established Year

Southern University and A&M College 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Shishant Kumar Shishant Kumar
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Southern University and A&M College is a comprehensive institution providing undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degree programs. Situated in the northern section of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the university offers about 60 courses in different majors for students to study in the USA. The streams at the university are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC).

Moreover, all the engineering courses are also accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

On average, about 6,500 students are enrolled in Southern University each year. The university, that was earlier a part of Historically Black Land Grand University, has a campus area of 512 acres and has greatly impacted the society at every level whether it is the field of engineering, business, technology or nursing.

Ranking

The Southern university was:

  • Awarded the Nursing Program School as Nursing School of the Year 2017.
  • Also, the university is ranked at #96 in Best Regional Universities South in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Established Year1880
Campus SettingUrban
Faculty MembersAbout 1,100
Number of studentsAbout 6,500
Annual Acceptance Rate38%
Basic Tuition fee for International Undergraduate students4,651 USD
Basic Tuition fee for International graduate students5,341 USD
Test Scores Accepted(ACT)20
Official Websitehttps://www.subr.edu/

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs

The Southern University and A&M College System comprise of 6 divisions offering more than 60 programs. The university has a 7:1 students-faculty ratio. Students at SU have various program options to choose from:

  • Students can choose from over 33 undergraduate degrees, 23 graduate degrees and five doctoral courses in the following 6 divisions:
    • The College of Agriculture family and consumer science
    • The College of business
    • The Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences
    • The College of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
    • The College of Nursing and allied health
    • The College of Sciences and Engineering
  • The most famous courses of the institution include Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences.
  • Southern University and A&M College follow a semester system and additionally, it has an 8-weeks summer term.

Campus

The campus of Southern University and A&M College has an urban setting in the city of Louisiana, overlooking the Mississippi River.

  • The university encompasses six-degree granting colleges offering degrees in all different majors.
  • From the university area of 512 acres, the area of 60 acres is reserved for agricultural research and studies.
  • Moreover, approximately 100 student-led organizations/unions are there in the Southern University community.
  • One can participate in various extra-curricular activities and become a member of different academic clubs and organizations.

Housing Facilities

The University provides on-campus residence facilities to the students. Also, first-year students must reside on-campus to encourage greater and co-curricular learning. The Office of Housing and Residence Life is established to cater to the needs of students residing on-campus and for general operations and administration of housing and residential facilities.

  • The university has 7 residence halls and 1, 2 and 4-bedroom apartments where the students can opt to stay and live with the students from a diverse background in the residential community of Southern University.
  • All resident halls have dedicated resident hall directors and resident advisors on each floor to help the students in every possible aspect.
  • A variety of innovative, socio-cultural and creative programs are organized time-to-time to support the interpersonal, social and academic growth of the students.

Admission Process

To secure a seat at Southern University and A&M College, one needs to apply online on the official website of the university after which it is required to send the ACT or SAT scores to the institute. Finally, you need to submit your transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Recruitments.

Application Fee: 30 USD

Application Deadline: The last date to apply for taking admission to Southern University for all the three sessions is:

SessionDeadline
FallMarch 31
SpringNovember 1
SummerMarch 31

Admission Requirements: Due to the highly selective nature of Southern University and A&M college, it is necessary to keep in mind that all the requirements are fulfilled:

  • Submit all-academic Official Transcripts translated by third party evaluators(WES, NACES, etc.)
  • Submit ACT/ SAT test scores
    • Minimum ACT- 24
    • Minimum SAT-940
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 scale
  • International students need to prove their English proficiency through IELTS or TOEFL tests.
  • Submit a current Notarized Affidavit of financial form
  • Submit a Copy of Passport
  • Submit a Letter of Conduct

Cost of Attendance

The university revises its fee structure time-to-time and the latest tuition fee and living expenses are mentioned in the table below for any international student to study at Southern University and A & M College:

Expenses IncurredFees
Tuition Fee (UG)4,621 USD
Tuition Fee (PG)5,311 USD *
Books and Supplies1,300 USD
Other Expenses(Personal, Transportation, etc.)3,425 USD
Residential/Housing Fee
1-bedroom University Apartment3,487 USD
2-bedroom University Apartment2,805 USD
4-bedroom University Apartment2,368 USD
US Jones/Shade/Totty Hall1,825 USD
Grandison Hall1,271 USD
Washington Hall1,229 USD
Boley Hall1,211 USD
Red & White Hall1,090 USD

For part-time courses, the basic fee for an undergraduate course is 2,173 USD for 1 hour and further, it increases by 33 USD (approximately) for every hour increased.

*MBA students are charged an additional 1,000 USD per semester.

Financial Aid

The University has a dedicated office to serve the purpose of administrating the program designed to help students meet their college expenses. The Office of Student Financial Aid informs the students about various financial assistance available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and employment. Students can also apply for educational loans from their home country to study in the USA.

Also, every department offers some departmental scholarships to extraordinary and needy students. Some of the scholarships are as followed:

  • Departmental Scholarships: The departmental scholarships are offered in a different department with different criteria. A student has to:
    • Maintain a GPA between 2.5 - 3.0 out of 4.0 scale
    • Submit Letters of Recommendation
    • Have a good composite SAT/ ACT test scores
  • Graduate Scholarships: The students applying for graduate programs can apply for graduate scholarships. There are various scholarships available for students.
  • External Scholarships: International students can also apply for external scholarships available to study in the USA.
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Southern University and A&M College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population7415
FAFSA Code002025
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$4,571 / Year

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score860740980 1%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing420350490-
Mathematics440390490-
ACTCheck Detailed Score191721 93%
English191622-
Mathematics181620-

Southern University and A&M College Acceptance Rate

45.5%

Acceptance Rate

5307

Total Applicants

7415

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

34.6%

Male

65.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program45.5%
Total Applicants13586
Total Enrolled6177
Graduate
Graduate Programs45.5%
Total Applicants2723
Total Enrolled1238

Southern University and A&M College Enrollment

Enrollment
Southern University and A&M College Enrollment7415
Undergraduate Enrollment6177
Graduate Enrollment1238
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate17.4%

Attendance Cost

$4,571

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$4,571 / Year
Post Graduate Program$4,349 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,300 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,440 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,971 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,800 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,100 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,971 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,971 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
3301328813114
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    Concourse A3.9 Km
    BTR Jet Center4.16 Km
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    Batemans Shopping Center4.91 Km
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