Chances of getting into Southern University at New Orleans

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
30.1%
Admission Difficulty for Southern University at New Orleans
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into SUNO and can I get accepted? The school has a 30% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 315 out of 1,047 applicants were admitted making SUNO 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 81 percent. Southern University at New Orleans typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 64% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Southern University at New Orleans is a prized outcome for many students.

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SUNO SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Southern University at New Orleans
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Southern University at New Orleans
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

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SUNO ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-18 
Applicants Submitting ACT
100%
ACT Scores for Southern University at New Orleans
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Southern University at New Orleans
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 18
Average ACT Score 16

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SUNO?

Admission data indicates that SUNO regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 100 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern University at New Orleans.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern University at New Orleans admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >47%
16 to 18 Avg + 30%-47%
15 to 16 Avg - 23%-30%
14 to 15 Reach 17%-23%
Less than 14 Low <17%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.83*
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Southern University at New Orleans with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern University at New Orleans was 2.83 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to SUNO will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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Admission Statistics

Southern University at New Orleans admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 701 346 1,047
Accepted 205 110 315
Acceptance Rate 29% 32% 30%
Enrolled 135 66 201
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 66% 60% 64%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern University at New Orleans and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Southern University at New Orleans 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 at New Orleans
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160630 IPEDS survey data for Southern University at New Orleans.

Frequently Asked Questions

100% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

30% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNO. 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 ACT scores between 15 and 18. 100% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.