SUNO Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Southern University at New Orleans
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very High|
How hard is it to get into SUNO and can I get accepted? The school has a 25% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 407 out of 1,650 applicants were admitted making SUNO a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical 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, 54% 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 RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT-
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
SUNO ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT100%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||21|
|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 #21 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|18 and Above||Good||>40%|
|16 to 18||Avg +||25%-40%|
|15 to 16||Avg -||19%-25%|
|14 to 15||Reach||14%-19%|
|Less than 14||Low||<14%|
Avg. High School GPA2.83*
Typical High School GradesB-
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. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as SUNO is a very selective school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||48%||64%||54%|
Applications are DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply228
Applicants have 228 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 SUNO before the Jul 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Southern University at New Orleans and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.