SUNO Admission RequirementsNew Orleans, Louisiana
Chances of getting into Southern University at New Orleans
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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 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||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|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.
|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%|
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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to SUNO will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||66%||60%||64%|
Applications were DueJul 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2020.
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.
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.