Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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Southern University and A & M College

3.47 Average Rating

Jose from Puerto Rico

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Is a beautiful campus, with threes, a lot of space and comfort places to rest and study.
Academic Rigor
You have to study hard but you learn every day something different that help you in school and also in life.
Dorm Life
Is pretty comfortable and have space to rest and relax on your time free.
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Sydni - Baker, LA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Pretty Wednesday-was lit at first then died down.
SU literally has so many unnecessary pageants but I attend them all lol theyre fun.
The su shuffle- its a line dance that takes a while to learn but you MUST learn it because the somg will be played at every event
Academic Rigor
i like all my professors. They are very hands on and being that SU isnt really a big university they are one on one with the students. Just make yourself known to your professors and let them know that you are genuinely trying to make a good grade and they got you.
Clubs and Activities
If anyone says they think SU doesnt give us opportunities to be involved in things, theyre lying. There are so many clubs around campus and nobody takes to time to participate in them. SGA, AWS, Mens Fed, Gospel Choir, newspaper/magazine, oratorical league. it's definitely there, you just have to look
What to do for fun
Fall semester is AWESOME. Like, there is something going on all the time. Free t-shirts, sometimes free food, HOMECOMING!!! Spring semester starts off kind of dry but then theres like 63839 pageants (not just your typical pageant at all), foam party, spring fest.
In three sentences
Go to this HBCU. Learn to love this school. Southern University will change your life.
Tips for prospective students
Southern University is a very unique school..and I wouldn't trade it for the world. It definitely has its ups and downs but probably any school, too. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with SU but i couldn't picture myself going anywhere else.
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Cassie from Greensburg, LA

a current student here
24 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
You get out of this experience whatever you put into it. It is your choice to go to class everyday because noone is going to hold your hand. The teachers are great and there are several tutoring programs on campus.
Am enjoying being here
Try not to get too caught up in the parties. Stay focused on what's important. The scene is wonderful and there are a lot of interesting places on campus. There are also a lot of organizations to get involved in.
Bang for the buck
There is plenty of money/scholarships available. You just have to find them and apply for them. Don't let it all go to waste.
Tips for prospective students
Keep your mind on what you came here to do and make your college experience one that you will never forget.
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kayla from Baton Rouge, LA

a current student here
19 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Southern University offers a variety of majors and potential career fields. I must say the quality of the education is great and worth while. The Professors, students, and others have been very helpful.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy SU! Its a very comfortable environment, like home. There are special events like homecoming and the never ending parties, but if you're not comforable there are also more relaxing places like the library or the bluff.
Bang for the buck
Get your money's worth. Some students may get frustrated and overwhelmed with college, but if you actually do the math, you're being paid to go to college and in the end you'll be the one getting paid for your skills acquired from college. Don't waste time, a lazy hand is for a poor man, a diligent hand holds wealth.
Tips for prospective students
Be prompt! Attend class-attendance is everything! Focus! Ask for help-it's one thing to be ignorant, it's another to remain ignorant, never be too prideful to ask for help, ask questions, it benefits you, and you may help someone else by doing so.
Great for these types of students
SU is great for students seeking independence, assets that will prepare them for the professional world, students who seek great education quality, African Americans, students seeking degree in law-wonderful law school, and students who want to explore something different.
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alexis from Stone Mountain, GA

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Classes are challenging and they prepare you for your field.
Am enjoying being here
I have so much fun! The Greek Life is great and there are programs and activities goin on every week.
Bang for the buck
Southern in Cheap!!! lol. Compared to most other schools, the fees are not excessive, although there are many including myself who cannot pay out of pocket.
Tips for prospective students
Make copies of all papers and correspondence just for your own records. Invest in a good umbrella and rainboots!
Great for these types of students
Students lookingfor the African American experience, Students who enjoy Louisiana cooking, Nursng students, Biology majors, and students interested in band.
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Jacynthia from Austin, TX

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
study hard, enjoy your time while your here and make sure you get all of your pre school stuff done ahead each semester.
Academic Rigor
the courses at southern are very manageable some more rigorous then others but anything is attainable if you want it.
Dorm Life
the dorms are just regular college dorms i have nothing negative to say about the dorms.
Food and Dining
the food is okay sometimes its a hit and miss situation. one day its the best food ever and the next its just regular food.
What to do for fun
there are tons of organizations to join for fun while teaching you basic skills that you will need later in life. there are campus events every week and there is a bowling ally and game room on campus.
Bang for the buck
i love southern university and i wouldn't attend any other school!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
we have alot of traditions on campus, some consist of bon fires, parties to raise money for cancer, pageants, concerts, crawfish days, barbecues, and pretty wednesday's which is where students dress up for school every wednesday. unusual locations would be the bluff (mississippi river) it sits right on our campus and is beautiful.
Great for these types of students
southern university is great for anybody who wants to be a part group but still a individual. if you love to learn and have fun and be an active student on and off campus southern is for you.
Clubs and Activities
the clubs are amazing, starting from community service organizations, greeks, religious based groups, singing, dancing, modeling, sports and band there is a lot to offer.
Greek Life
there are so many greek organizations to chose from everybody can feel like they are a part of a group.
Campus Safety
campus safety has increased over the last few years, there are lights everywhere at night campus police are always on patrol and they have services that can pick you up at night and take you where you need to go on campus at night even if you are not fully comfortable walking alone.
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CM from Mobile, AL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
1) Handle all financial aid business before you begin your semester. Also take the time to handle all financial issues in person and not over the phone.
2) Stray away from rooming with someone that you already know. Many friendships are ruined by doing so.
3) Although classroom sizes at Southern University are small professors may still forget your name. Make sure your instructor knows who you are and that you are trying in their class.
4) There are numerous versatile organizations at Southern University, choose one that suits you and become active.
5) Purchase books for your classes as soon as possible!
6) Learn how to balance both school and social life. There is always something to do at Southern.
Academic Rigor
At Southern University academics is key and always is the first priority. The difficulty of a course is dependent on the Professor, the course itself, and the level of the course you are taking. With that being said, my University does not give away degrees, therefore no course will be extremely easy.
Dorm Life
Southern University has nine dormitories on its campus, while some more modern than others each facility is kept in tip top shape. Room sizes are small and quaint with limited closet space. however you learn to make due. In the summer months the facility is freezing conversely in the winter it is quite warm. I suggest to invest in a fan and a heater for your personal preference.
Food and Dining
Southern University has two dining halls, a Burger king, Sub Way, Popeyes, smoothie stand, and southern cuisine mini restaurant all located on campus. Although there are numerous food options, they do all began to become repetitive.
What to do for fun
Campus life is ALWAYS booming at Southern University. there are always numerous activities and programs. Tailgating before each home football game is a MUST. There is a dj on campus every wedensday, there is always a party going on.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every Wedensday all students dress in their best. Hence the term pretty Wedensday.
Clubs and Activities
Greek life, poetry club, Student government Associations, Mens Federation, Womens Awareness, business fraternities and sororities, band, Gold n Bluez dance team, bowling team, women and men's basketball team, baseball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, class queens, and many many more.
Greek Life
Southern University is home to the nine African American based sororities and fraternities. Each organization plays an active role at Southern.
Campus Safety
There are numerous police check points on campus, there is also a police station located on campus, each dormitory has a dorm mother or dorm father, and each hall has five residential assistants.
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Melinda from Alexandria, LA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are challenging but the professors work with the students that they are comprehending all of the material.
Am enjoying being here
The school as well as the students offer a great atmosphere for education. The scenery is great as well as the social life.
Bang for the buck
It is definitely worth it to come and get an education while having fun as well!
Tips for prospective students
Always keep copies of all of your official documents that you send to the school as well as those that they send to you!
Great for these types of students
This school is great for all students!
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Jaci from McDonough, GA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
AWESOME! SPECTACULAR! HISTORIC!
Tips for prospective students
Faculty and student leaders are dedicated to your success. It's up to you to do your part! Stay determined and focused on academics, but you can still have fun. Take advantage of the resources they have- CUSA, tutoring, etc. and you will succeed.
Academic Rigor
You must study and stay on top of your game. The courses are not easy, but the faculty will help you if you prove you are serious about your studies, classes, and succeeeding.
Dorm Life
Totty is the Freshman dorm, much better than Shade in my opinion.
Food and Dining
Lots of traditional Louisiana cuisine like red beans and rice, jambalaya, etc. Its good and seasoned well.
What to do for fun
Free bus to downtown with your student ID to do your shopping. Campus life is cool but just remember why you are there. Football season is LIFE.
Bang for the buck
As an out of state student, if you have good ACT scores and a good GPA you will qualify for in-state tuition which makes it a great bang for the buck for me.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Be sure you go to freshman orientation. You will love it. Student leaders are great, and make you realize you made the right decision. Learn the SU shuffle!
Great for these types of students
Dedicated to success and not easily swayed by party life.
Clubs and Activities
Leadership programs will give you a leg up on life.
Campus Safety
They have their own police department and safety apps so that you can reach the police at anytime/any place on campus.
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Kaylyn from Leesville, LA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Stay involved and study. These are the two things that will keep you on a positive note. By being involved many opportunities may open for you and also by studying your education will come easier.
Academic Rigor
Southern University is the only historically black college or university (HBCU) to have different branches throughout a state. By branching out, it has become one the most diverse HBCUs in America.
Dorm Life
The dorms are great. Not too big and not too small. The renovations being made to the dorms are even better.
Food and Dining
Just like a creole home, Southern offers wonderful food from the Cajun perspective.
What to do for fun
Stay involved. There are many clubs and auxiliaries to join or try out for. Meet people and explore the wonderful city of Baton Rouge.
Bang for the buck
Scholarship opportunities vary greatly at SU! For each major there are either generous scholarships or grand internships! Take advantage of any money that is being GIVEN to you! A free education is way better than no education!
Clubs and Activities
Southern is big on music and sports! If you are a singer then Southern is your college. If you are a very artistic person then Southern is your college! If you play any sport and want to make a family bond with a District A team then Southern is your college! And especially if you love to play music or dance to it in any kind of way then SOUTHERN IS DEFINITELY YOUR COLLEGE!
Greek Life
Greek life is fun but serious on campus. The key to enjoying greek life at Southern is RESPECT. If you give it, then you will get it. Simple as that.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is pretty tight. Campus police rides around in their cars routinely throughout the day and night. You will feel very safe.
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