Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, LA, USA
3.47 Average Rating

Southern University and A & M College is a 4-year public Historically Black College and University in Baton Rouge and the flagship institution of the Southern University System. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, SUBR is Louisiana’s largest HBCU. Southern is home to six colleges conferring undergraduate degrees and the university makes its Criminal Justice, General Studies, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies programs available entirely online. For musically-inclined students, Southern’s marching band is known as The Human Jukebox and participates in numerous prestigious events including the Tournament of Roses parade.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
45%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
81%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
93%
Submitting ACT
1%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 988
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,118
Total Number of Undergrads
5,149
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
10%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
34%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
24:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,898
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,122
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,472
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,730
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
69%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,575
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
69%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,400
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,543

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
84%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,130
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,419
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$316
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
66
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
31%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Jaguars
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southwestern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Baton Rouge
Houston
Dallas
New Orleans
Atlanta
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
38%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.47 Average Rating
Southern University is a program in which you feel free and able to achieve everything you want. This University offers a lot of courses in which you can develop your skills. If you wanna succeed in life and be a productive person attend Southern University.
Jose from Puerto Rico
Go to this HBCU. Learn to love this school. Southern University will change your life.
Sydni - Baker, LA
southern university is a great school. on a scale of one to ten i give them a eight. southern is helping pave the way for me to have a successful future.
Jacynthia from Austin, TX
Southern University A&M College is the top Historical Black College and University located in Baton Rouge, Louisianna. My University obtains the number one nursing school in the state of Louisianna, has a premire Engerneering program, and also produces the most lawyers in state from its thriving Law program. Not only is Southern University reigning in academics, but student intercation and social activities on campus is another reason why my university is the number one choice.
CM from Mobile, AL
AWESOME! SPECTACULAR! HISTORIC!
Jaci from McDonough, GA
Southern University is outstanding. Its academic history an current academic status is one of the best in America for HBCUs. Also the new renovation to the campus is very welcoming to the oncoming freshmen.
Kaylyn from Leesville, LA

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