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Southern University and A & M College Admission Requirements

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chances of getting into Southern University and A & M College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
37.2%
Admission Difficulty for Southern University and A & M College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Southern University and A & M College and can I get accepted? The school has a 37% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,188 out of 11,245 applicants were admitted making Southern University and A & M College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 71 percent. Southern University and A & M College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Southern University and A & M College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
9%
SAT Scores for Southern University and A & M College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Southern University and A & M College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 1010

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern University and A & M College?

Southern University and A & M College typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern University and A & M College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >50%
1010 to 1090 Avg + 37%-50%
930 to 1010 Avg - 26%-37%
850 to 930 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 850 Low <17%
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Southern University and A & M College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Southern University and A & M College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Southern University and A & M College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Southern University and A & M College?

Admission data indicates that Southern University and A & M College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern University and A & M College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern University and A & M College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >50%
19 to 21 Avg + 37%-50%
17 to 19 Avg - 26%-37%
15 to 17 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 15 Low <17%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.01*
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Southern University and A & M College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern University and A & M College was 3.01 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Southern University and A & M College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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Admission Statistics

Southern University and A & M College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,799 3,446 11,245
Accepted 2,829 1,359 4,188
Acceptance Rate 36% 39% 37%
Enrolled 855 485 1,340
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 36% 32%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
34

Applicants have 34 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Southern University and A & M College before the Jul 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern University and A & M College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Southern University and A & M College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern University and A & M College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160621 IPEDS survey data for Southern University and A & M College.

Frequently Asked Questions

9% of students submit their SAT scores to Southern University and A & M College. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

37% of those who apply are granted admission to Southern University and A & M College. Admission competition is high and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1090. 9% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 21. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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