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Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, LA 4-Year Public

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application is $20.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Mean SAT Score 870
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 11%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 83%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College?

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College?

Getting into Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is moderately difficult. Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College accepted 43% of all applicants, around 3,013 of the 6,935 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College must submit the following items. Double check with Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements Louisiana Board of Regents Core curriculum of 16.5 units of selected courses
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College?

Students admitted to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 82% submitted a class rank. At Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 28% were in the top 25% and 60% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 82%
3.75 and 3.99 7%
3.50 and 3.74 12%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 18%
2.50 and 2.9 32%
2.00 and 2.49 14.5%

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 11% of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 83% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College?

The mean composite SAT score for a Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College student is 870.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College students scored 510 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College students scored 533 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College?

To be most competitive at Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, you should strive to earn between 16 and 20 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

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Transferring to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Admissions FAQs

Does Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College accept transfer credits?

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College?

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College's acceptance rate?

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College's acceptance rate is 43%.

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Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

43%

How hard is it to get into Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College? Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a somewhat selective institution. The Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College acceptance rate is 43%. This means that the institution accepts 43 out of every 100 applicants.

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Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is Jul 1.

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

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

16 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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20 and Above

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is 20. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College SAT Scores

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Math SAT Range

410 - 510

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Reading SAT Range

440 - 533

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Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.1

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.1. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,917

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

43%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$18,584

Out-of-State

$25,934

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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