#10 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana

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Southeastern Louisiana University overview
Location Hammond, Louisiana
Online selu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Southeastern Louisiana University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Southeastern Louisiana University, located in Hammond, Louisiana, provides a comprehensive educational experience across various disciplines with prominent programs in business, education, nursing, and the arts. Founded in 1925, this public institution has evolved into a central hub for higher education in the state, situated approximately 50 miles northwest of New Orleans. The campus is characterized by its lush greenery and traditional brick architecture, offering a blend of historic and modern facilities to its diverse student body. With a broadly inclusive admissions policy, the university attracts a wide range of applicants. On-campus living is facilitated through multiple residence halls and apartment complexes, catering to both undergraduate and graduate students. Southeastern Louisiana University's athletic teams, known as the Lions, compete in the Southland Conference, with a marked presence in college baseball and football.

In the most recent statistical year 4,887 prospective students applied, and 4,837 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,367 enrolled in the school.  8,127 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,338 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $5,777 plus fees of $2,596. Southeastern is ranked 968 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Southeastern is rated within the lower 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Southeastern Louisiana University overview
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.39

Applications Accepted

Southeastern Louisiana University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

Louisiana Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Southeastern Louisiana University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,596
Room and Board $9,430
Budget for Other Expenses$5,470
Total One Year Cost$24,573

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Southeastern Louisiana University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,596
Room and Board $9,430
Budget for Other Expenses$5,470
Total One Year Cost$37,051

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

33% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southeastern Louisiana University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 21%
Health Professions 11%
Education 10%
Engineering Technology 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160612 IPEDS survey data for Southeastern Louisiana University.

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