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Southern University at New Orleans Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Southern University at New Orleans, the regular decision application deadline is July 1 and the fee for the application costs $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 at New Orleans Admissions Stats at a Glance

Southern University at New Orleans 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 100%
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Applying Early to Southern University at New Orleans?

Southern University at New Orleans offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

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 at New Orleans?

Getting into Southern University at New Orleans is not competitive.

In 2021, Southern University at New Orleans accepted 79% of students, around 631 of the 801 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Southern University at New Orleans, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

What Does Southern University at New Orleans Look For in an Applicant?

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 when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Southern University at New Orleans

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Southern University at New Orleans 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Southern University at New Orleans must submit the following items. Double check with Southern University at New Orleans's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southern University at New Orleans?

Students admitted to Southern University at New Orleans have an average unweighted GPA of 2.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Southern University at New Orleans doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Southern University at New Orleans 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.

In 2021, 0% of Southern University at New Orleans's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 100% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

Transferring to Southern University at New Orleans

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Southern University at New Orleans. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Southern University at New Orleans during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Southern University at New Orleans Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southern University at New Orleans?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southern University at New Orleans.

Does Southern University at New Orleans accept transfer credits?

Southern University at New Orleans accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Southern University at New Orleans?

Southern University at New Orleans is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Southern University at New Orleans's acceptance rate?

Southern University at New Orleans's acceptance rate is 79%.

Want To Learn More About Southern University at New Orleans?

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Admission Difficulty

Open Admission

79%

How hard is it to get into Southern University at New Orleans? Southern University at New Orleans is a open admission institution. The Southern University at New Orleans acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

2.4

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern University at New Orleans, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.4. 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

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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