Southern Union State is a public college located in Wadley, Alabama. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,486 undergraduate students. The Southern Union State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), and Nursing. Graduating 26% of students, Southern Union State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities320 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)149 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)106 Graduates
Industrial Electronics Technician93 Graduates
Machine and Metal Working54 Graduates
Radiologic Technician43 Graduates
Child Care Provider33 Graduates
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- of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.36 responses
- of students highly rate the dining facilities.36 responses
- of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.9 responses
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Southern Union State Community College Reviews
I believed Southern Union State Community College is a wonderful place to either earn an associates degree or knock-out core classes at an affordable cost. The campus has clean and recently new or renovated buildings. The only complaint is the student life and social setting if you are an on campus resident. The town is extremely small and the closest town with a party scene is almost an hour away. Therefore, this school is perfect for someone who is solely focused on the academic aspect and loves a quiet setting.
Since my plan is to get a associates degree in nursing at Southern Union I really enjoy that the school has such a great program for cheaper, easier, and faster. Many hospitals have told me they prefer to take a nurse that went through the SU program vs. Auburn University because the program is that good. Their Health Science building is made to mimic an actual hospital, I was told if something huge happened to the city of Auburn or Opelika and the hospitals were full, they would bring patients to Southern Union. It really is amazing. I would probably change the scenery, I would like for it to be in a place where you could see more while you study or something of the sort. Overall I love the school.
So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time studying at Southern Union. My plan is to get an associate's degree here before transferring for my bachelors, but honestly I wish I didn't have to leave Southern Union. I love my teachers, and because I live in Valley, AL, I can sign up for classes at both the Opelika and Valley campus since they are not far from each other. This helps ensure that I can sign up for the class that I need. My experience at Southern Union has been amazing, and I'm proud to be able to attend this school.