Southern University & A&M College

648 reviews
  1. Baton Rouge, LA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  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 Range
Data not available
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

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

Reviews

648 reviews
  • Excellent
    102
  • Very Good
    199
  • Average
    253
  • Poor
    59
  • Terrible
    35
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.
  • College Senior
  • 10 months ago
Always get things done ahead of time. If you're considering Southern, never wait for the last minute and don't be content with, "You're good to go." Be very poignant about what you need and following up and making sure that you have them. Keep your ducks in a row because they are notorious for telling you you're ok when you actually aren't. The biggest issues are usually with financial aid but many times the student has not accepted their financial reward, or completed their fafsa, get it done early don't wait. I'm telling you now, it will save you a lot of time waiting, running back and forth, and definitely headache. Huh! Make some calls and get legitimate directions, and when you find a helpful person make note of it, of course it always helps to smile, be polite, and patient-don't hurt yourself in the long run by being ignorant and rude. Bite your tongue.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 11 2013
Baton Rouge is a growing city with plenty potential. Located along the mighty Mississippi River, it has some of the nations best seafood, and the local cuisine is top notch and second to none. It is home to LSU (a highly reputable school with a fooball team to love or love to hate), and the largest HBCU (Historically Black College &amp; University) in the nation (with a band to brag on #HumanJukeBox in the house). Baton Rouge is also home to many churches, one of them (mine) is Bethany World Prayer Center, it shows the hand of God by giving to the poor, reaching out to the community, healing the sick, and encouraging the lost to know Jesus. It has a track record of service, integrity, humility and Holiness; and has planted other churches around the world that do the same things, spreading hope to the hopeless, and bringing the dead to life. I thank God for Baton Rouge. My City!
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 30 2012