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Southern University and A&M College is a public institution that was founded in 1880. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,765, its setting is city, and the campus size is 964 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southern University and A&M College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,074 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,612 (2012-13).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Southern University is a comprehensive institution providing four-year baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. The campus is part of the only historically black land-grant university system in the United States. The University offers 31 bachelor's, 20 master's, two post masters certificates, and six doctorates. More African-American graduates, together, in engineering, technology, computer science, and mathematics have earned their degrees from Southern University than from any other university in America. The University's School of Nursing has ranked among the nation's best based on student passage of the N-CLEX, a nursing certification exam. The school is a hub for local, state, and national health outreach through its "Jag Mobile", a state-of-the art mobile health van that travels to inner city and rural areas.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Southern University and A&M College, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Southern University and A&M College is $20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 42.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||42.0% 4|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Southern University and A&M College is 18:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||7|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
Southern University and A&M College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,765, with a gender distribution of 38.8 percent male students and 61.2 percent female students. Southern University and A&M College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Southern University and A&M College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. Southern University and A&M College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southern University and A&M College, 83 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southern University and A&M College.
|Students who have cars on campus||83%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,074 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$11,612 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,718 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data