657 reviews
  1. Baton Rouge, LA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Southern University & A&M College is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
3rd Floor, J.S. Clark Adm. Building, P.O. Box 9374
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Website

Southern University & A&M College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
17-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Southern University & A&M College

Cost

Net Price
$11,495/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,849/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,738/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,993/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,155/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,990/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,446Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Vibrantly Active
    44%
  • Vibrant
    32%
  • A mixture if vibrant and to themselves
    21%
  • To themselves
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.68 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Fulfilling
    38%
  • Diverse
    32%
  • Marvelous
    19%
  • Unorganized
    8%
  • Confused
    3%

After Southern University & A&M College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Southern University & A&M College Reviews

657 reviews
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Campus life is very enjoyable. The housing process is very satisfying and easy. The dorms are comfortable and convenient and also clean. There is no curfew for residents on campus, but opposite sex visitors do have a curfew. Sometimes it can be hot and uncomfortable in the dorms because of the weather but overall it is comfortable. The assistants are readily available and easy to contact. The social environment is excellent and satisfying, which can sometimes become a distraction to the students! The campus apartments are spacious and offer a lifetime experience! I really enjoyed my time living on campus but it can be an expense when you calculate tuition, housing and a required meal plan. On campus living offers great memories and helps build life time friendships.
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My first experience I encountered when I first began to attend this university was very intriguing. The orientation leaders stressed how important it is to go to class, but also how to enjoy the best years of your life we all call college. Move in day was about a week before classes started so there were a lot of "back to school" parties. Some I went to others I blew off. It was a great experience meeting new people and having fun the way young adults should. On the educational side things were for the most part reasonable. Some professors are great while others aren't so great just as any other university would have i'm sure. One thing I would love to see change is the student union. To say we pay for things in our tuition those features aren't even displayed anymore. My overall experience of Southern University would most likely be a four out of five.
Getting a college degree especially this day in age is of the utmost importance. A college degree is the difference between having a successful future. At freshmen orientation several programs that lead to a couple of Southern's graduates getting great jobs offered us the opportunity to work with them. Southern's alumni in my opinion opened the gate to the current undergraduates success. By showing us what Southern was able to do for them in person, they showed us that if we work hard and show fierce determination, we too can leave behind a legacy that can pave the way for employers who want to recruit the future generation; who want to help establish a promising future through the new generation.
  • 7 months ago
  • Value