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About Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Hammond, Louisiana. Southeastern Louisiana University was founded in 1925 and now enrolls around 14,260 students a year, including 13,296 undergrads.

Southeastern Louisiana University offers housing for up to 2,742 students. Most students live off campus,.

Southeastern Louisiana University's endowment was valued at $54.966 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Southeastern Louisiana University spends about $5,250.

2021 Southeastern Louisiana University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Average GPA 3.4
In-State Tuition $5,777
Out-of-State $18,255

2022 Southeastern Louisiana University Regular Decision Application Deadline

The deadline to apply regular decision to Southeastern Louisiana University for Fall 2022 is August 15. All regular decision applicants should hear back from Southeastern Louisiana University by September 15.

Southeastern Louisiana University Early Admission

Southeastern Louisiana University does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Southeastern Louisiana University

It is moderately difficult to get into Southeastern Louisiana University. The acceptance rate at Southeastern Louisiana University is 91%. Last year, 4,325 students applied to Southeastern Louisiana University and 3,925 were admitted.

Southeastern Louisiana University Waitlist

Southeastern Louisiana University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Southeastern Louisiana University?

Southeastern Louisiana University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Southeastern Louisiana University, applicants must submit the following items.

Southeastern Louisiana University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.35
Other Requirements proof of immunization; Regents Core Curriculum(English-4, Math-4, Science-4, Social Studies-4, Foreign Language-2, Art-1); no more than one developmental course requirement; either have ACT composite 21 or Regents Core GPA 2.0; college transcripts and statement of good standing required for some
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Southeastern Louisiana University Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Southeastern Louisiana University is 3.4 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Southeastern Louisiana University.

Does Southeastern Louisiana University Require the ACT or SAT?

Southeastern Louisiana University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 0% submitted the SAT. 100% submitted the ACT.

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Does Southeastern Louisiana University Have Dorms?

Yes! Southeastern Louisiana University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,742 students.

Southeastern Louisiana University students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Honors Club and Catholic Student Association. Homecoming, Gumbo Ya Ya, and and Strawberry Jubilee are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Financial Aid at Southeastern Louisiana University

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Southeastern Louisiana University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southeastern Louisiana University

About 68% of students who start at Southeastern Louisiana University return for their second year of college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $19,037 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Southeastern Louisiana University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Southeastern Louisiana University a good school for you?

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Where is Southeastern Louisiana University Located?

Southeastern Louisiana University is located in the small town setting of Hammond, Louisiana, less than an hour from New Orleans.

If you want to see Southeastern Louisiana University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 12 and Interstate 55 to Hammond, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Southeastern Louisiana University and Hammond are like without leaving home.

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College Info

548 Ned McGehee Drive Hammond, LA 70402

Campus Setting: Small Town

Southeastern Louisiana University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southeastern Louisiana University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southeastern Louisiana University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Southeastern Louisiana University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Southeastern Louisiana University is like? There are approximately 14,260 students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University, including 13,296 undergraduate students and 964 graduate students. 70% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from LA and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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