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General Information
Southern University and A&M College is a comprehensive institution offering four-year, graduate, professional, and doctoral degree programs, fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University today is part of the only historically black Land Grant university system in the United States. It offers bachelor's degrees in 40 areas, 19 master's, two doctoral, and three associate degrees. An average of 9,000 students are enrolled each year at the Baton Rouge campus.

The Baton Rouge campus is located on Scott's Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the city of Baton Rouge. The city parish has a population of more than 500,000 and serves a cultural, political, educational, and industrial center for South Louisiana. The campus encompasses 512 acres, with an experimental station on an additional 372- acre site, located five miles north of the main campus.

Campus Tours
The best way to experience Southern University is by having a campus tour. You are encouraged to visit the campus with your family and friends.

Tour requests may be called in at (225) 771-2430, faxed in at (225) 771-2500 or a written request can be mailed to:

P.O. BOX 9901

University Admissions
Southern University operates on a two semester plan (fall & spring) and a maymester, an eight-week summer semester, a two four week summer semester. In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Southern University is open to all persons who are eligible for admission, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, physical disabilities, veteran status, and any other non-merit factors. Eligibility for admission is determined by the Office of Admissions in accordance with University policies.

Southern University offers special programs for high school juniors and seniors or high school graduates with exceptional college preparatory credentials. The qualified student can seek early or concurrent admission to the university and can petition for advanced standing through credit by examination.

Individual colleges or schools within the University may have specific requirements for admission above those listed here. For information concerning individual college requirements, consult the appropriate college section of this catalog.


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Admission Requirements

Residential Housing Application (pdf)

SU Fact Brochure

SU Viewbook:
Part I, Part II, Part III

Scholarship Opportunities

Driving Directions

SU Catalog

Fall 2007 Tuition and Fees

Compass Placement Test

District Rally 2007


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