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Your chances of getting into Southern University at New Orleans

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

93.5%
Admission Difficulty for Southern University at New Orleans
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at SUNO is 93.5%.  Its admission rate is the 18th lowest in Louisiana.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into SUNO and can you get accepted?

Southern University at New Orleans is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 868 out of the 928 who applied were admitted.

Southern University at New Orleans typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.4. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into SUNO?

94% 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 at New Orleans you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.4 or better
  • Earn C+ grades in high school
  • Score 16 on the ACT

SUNO GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

2.4

Typical High School Grades 

C+

What GPA do you need to get into Southern University at New Orleans?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into SUNO are to have around a 2.4 high school GPA.

If your high school grades are above the average 2.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SUNO accepts 94% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at SUNO is 2.4 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn C+ letter grades and regularly score around 77-79 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #27 in Louisiana for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since SUNO is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.4 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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SUNO SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Southern University at New Orleans. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 100% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

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
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for Southern University at New Orleans
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

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
Reading 25th Percentile 17
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 15
ACT Scores for Southern University at New Orleans
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 19
Math 75th Percentile 17
Composite 75th Percentile 18
Average ACT Score 16

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to SUNO is 16, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 15 and 18.  The school ranks #21 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 16. 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 14.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 100 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern University at New Orleans.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Southern University at New Orleans is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into SUNO for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 16 score has around 94% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 97% with a 18 ACT score.

Southern University at New Orleans admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
18 and Above Good >97%
16 to 18 Avg + 94%-97%
15 to 16 Avg - 91%-94%
14 to 15 Reach 87%-91%
Less than 14 Low <87%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Southern University at New Orleans admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 641 263 928
Accepted 608 238 868
Acceptance Rate 95% 90% 94%
Enrolled 88 46 134
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 19% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

119

Applicants have 119 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern University at New Orleans is $20.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern University at New Orleans and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Southern University at New Orleans Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern University at New Orleans
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Southern University at New Orleans often consider these colleges

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

FAQs

Does Southern University at New Orleans prefer SAT or ACT?

100% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southern University at New Orleans?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNO. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southern University at New Orleans?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 18. The average ACT score is 16. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.