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About Southern University at New Orleans

Southern University at New Orleans is a public, state school in an urban setting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Southern University at New Orleans was founded in 1959 and now enrolls around 3,141 students a year, including 2,590 undergrads.

As of 2021, the total market value of Southern University at New Orleans's endowment was $3.867 million

2021 Southern University at New Orleans Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 2.4
Mean ACT score 15
In-State Tuition $4,483
Out-of-State $13,384

Southern University at New Orleans Regular Decision Deadline 2022

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Southern University at New Orleans

It is not competitive to get into Southern University at New Orleans. Around 79% of applicants get into Southern University at New Orleans each year. In 2021, 631 out of 801 total applicants were accepted.

Southern University at New Orleans Waitlist 2021

Southern University at New Orleans reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Southern University at New Orleans?

Southern University at New Orleans is considered not competitive 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 Southern University at New Orleans, applicants must submit the following items.

Southern University at New Orleans Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements Immunization Records
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Southern University at New Orleans

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Southern University at New Orleans is 2.4 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for Southern University at New Orleans students is 15.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Southern University at New Orleans.

Is Southern University at New Orleans Test Optional?

Southern University at New Orleans 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.

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


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Does Southern University at New Orleans Have Student Housing?

Yes! Southern University at New Orleans provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Southern University at New Orleans students are active in the school's Student Government Association, First 50 Knights and Psychology Club. International Week, Black History Month, and and Wellness Week 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 Southern University at New Orleans.

Financial Aid at Southern University at New Orleans

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,465 a year.

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

Some financial 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 Southern University at New Orleans a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school 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 Southern University at New Orleans

About 43% of students who start at Southern University at New Orleans return the next year.

Around 5% of students who started at Southern University at New Orleans earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 Debt for Southern University at New Orleans Grads

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.

Based on this information, how does Southern University at New Orleans sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Southern University at New Orleans a good school for you?

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Where is Southern University at New Orleans?

Southern University at New Orleans is located in the urban setting of New Orleans, Louisiana, less than an hour from New Orleans.

If you want to see Southern University at New Orleans for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to New Orleans, 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 Southern University at New Orleans and New Orleans are like without leaving home.

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College Info

6400 Press Drive New Orleans, LA 70126-1009

Campus Setting: Urban

Southern University at New Orleans Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern University at New Orleans is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern University at New Orleans is Continuous processing.

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

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Southern University at New Orleans Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$7,169

In State

$16,070

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,483
$13,384
Fees
$2,686
$2,686
Housing
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Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southern University at New Orleans is like? There are approximately 3,141 students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans, including 2,590 undergraduate students and 551 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from LA and 3% percent of students are from other states.

79%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,141

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,169

Out-of-State

$16,070

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 1
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