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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Southern University is a public university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a historically black college, SUBR has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,530 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southern University acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Nursing, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 29% of students, Southern University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,300.
About Southern University & A&M College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
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
45%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
740- 980
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$13,668/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,575/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,530Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
619
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Vibrantly Active
    33%
  • A mixture if vibrant and to themselves
    27%
  • Vibrant
    27%
  • Have not started yet
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • To themselves
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.79 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Fulfilling
    38%
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Marvelous
    17%
  • Unorganized
    6%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Confused
    2%
  • Strict
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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Southern University & A&M College Reviews

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I had a great freshman year experience! I love the small campus and the small class size. They allow students to form closer connections with professors and have a comfortable feel in the classrooms. Another amazing thing about my school is the academics. Students are truly pushed their hardest and are required to maintain certain GPAs to join clubs on campus. This is a great way to make sure everyone stays on top of their game. Southern could improve by adding more street lights to the back of campus. One of the main housing areas is very dark at night, and could make things dangerous for people with night classes.
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Nice culture and athletic atmosphere. School is becoming more updated and innovative, however, it can use an update on basic procedures of entrances, finances and its online presence! Completely outdated when it comes to processing of paperwork, fees and maintenance full circle! They lack understanding of setting a great foundation for generations of returning alumni and their families.
The student body on campus is electrifying! It feels like a family away from home. The students are involved in all events around the campus. They also do a great job with making other students aware of opportunities on campus. The professors are good instructors, but they could be better. I transferred from a different college this semester, and I have enjoyed it every since. Overall, I am glad I made the switch because Southern University feels like my new home.