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Southern University and A & M College Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Southern University and A & M College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

58.9%
Admission Difficulty for Southern University and A & M College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Southern University and A & M College is 58.9%.  Its admission rate is the 5th lowest in Louisiana.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Southern University and A & M College and can you get accepted?

Southern University and A & M College is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 5,035 out of the 8,551 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent (SAT 840/1015 ACT 15/19). Southern University and A & M College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.1. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Southern University and A & M College?

59% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Southern University and A & M College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.1 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 930 on the SAT
  • Score 17 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Southern University and A & M College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.1

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Southern University and A & M College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Southern University and A & M College are to have around a 3.1 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Southern University and A & M College accepts 59% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Southern University and A & M College is 3.1 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #22 in Louisiana for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.1 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Southern University and A & M College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 2.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.0% Good
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 18.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 32.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 14.5% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.5% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Southern University and A & M College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Southern University and A & M College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

840-1015

Applicants Submitting SAT 

12%
SAT Scores for Southern University and A & M College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 430
Math 25th Percentile 410
Composite 25th Percentile 840
SAT Scores for Southern University and A & M College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 515
Math 75th Percentile 500
Composite 75th Percentile 1015
Average SAT Score 930

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Southern University and A & M College is 930 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 840-1015. Students who get into Southern University and A & M College score in the top 86 percent of all SAT test takers..  Southern University and A & M College ranks #18 in the state of Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 930 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Southern University and A & M College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 840 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 840, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 750, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 12 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 930 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 927, you have around a 59% chance of being admitted. A 1015 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 73% chance of getting in.

Southern University and A & M College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1015 and Above Good >73%
927 to 1015 Avg + 59%-73%
840 to 927 Avg - 43%-59%
753 to 840 Reach 29%-43%
Less than 753 Low <29%
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Southern University and A & M College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

15-19 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

73%
ACT Scores for Southern University and A & M College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 14
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 15
ACT Scores for Southern University and A & M College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 20
Math 75th Percentile 17
Composite 75th Percentile 19
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Southern University and A & M College is 17, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 15 and 19.  The school ranks #20 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 17. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 15 and score in the score in the top 81 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 73 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern University and A & M College.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Southern University and A & M College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 17 score has around 59% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 73% with a 19 ACT score.

Southern University and A & M College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
19 and Above Good >73%
17 to 19 Avg + 59%-73%
15 to 17 Avg - 43%-59%
13 to 15 Reach 29%-43%
Less than 13 Low <29%
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High School Class Rank

60% of Southern University and A & M College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 28% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southern University and A & M College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 28%
Top 50% of class 60%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Southern University and A & M College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,395 2,156 8,551
Accepted 3,549 1,486 5,035
Acceptance Rate 55% 69% 59%
Enrolled 1,069 549 1,618
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 37% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

161

Applicants have 161 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern University and A & M College is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern University and A & M College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Southern University and A & M College Application 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Southern University and A & M College is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.1 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 930 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1015 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 17 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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Students applying to Southern University and A & M College often consider these colleges

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.

FAQs

Does Southern University and A & M College prefer SAT or ACT?

12% of students submit their SAT scores to Southern University and A & M College. 73% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southern University and A & M College?

59% of those who apply are granted admission to Southern University and A & M College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Southern University and A & M College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 840 and 1015. The average SAT score is 927. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southern University and A & M College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 19. The average ACT score is 17. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.