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 900 (25th percentile) - 1080 (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 30 percent of all applicant were accepted at SU, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 36 percent continued on to enroll.

Overall Southern University and A & M College (SU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southern University and A & M College was reported as 34.9% in Fall 2020 with over 10,600 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: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Southern University and A & M College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SU has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 99.1%
  • 2017-2018: 45.5%
  • 2018-2019: 37.2%
  • 2019-2020: 34.9%
  • Projected SU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 42.6%

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

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SU is sixty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Our Lady of the Lake College56.7%
Nicholls State University88.0%
University of New Orleans55.5%
Xavier University of Louisiana60.0%
Loyola University-New Orleans75.0%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southern University and A & M College (SU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 540
Math440 - 540
Total Score900 - 1080
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 21
Math16 - 19
Composite Score17 - 20
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