Southern University and A & M College (SU)

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SU is a historically black college found in Baton Rouge, LA. Southern University and A & M College has an enrollment of approximately seven thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 400 (25th percentile) - 520 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 17 (25th percentile) - 20 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into Southern University and A & M College. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Southern University and A & M College (SU) average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 2.97 for accepted students. About 40 percent of all applicant were accepted at SU, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 58 percent continued on to enroll.

Overall Southern University and A & M College (SU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Southern University and A & M College was reported as 35.9% in Fall 2012 with over 3,720 college applications submitted to SU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SU ACT Scores: 17 - 20
  • SU Average GPA: 2.80 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern University and A & M College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Southern University and A & M College have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southern University and A & M College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 56.6%
  • 2009-2010: 37.0%
  • 2010-2011: 42.9%
  • 2011-2012: 41.9%
  • 2012-2013: 35.9%
  • Projected SU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 40.3%

How Does Southern University and A & M College (SU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SU is fifty-five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Our Lady of the Lake College66.2%
Nicholls State University86.9%
University of New Orleans50.4%
Xavier University of Louisiana54.4%
Loyola University-New Orleans87.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southern University and A & M College (SU) (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 21
Math16 - 20
Composite Score17 - 20
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