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Southern University

Baton Rouge, LA



  1. Excellence defines us
  2. Pride sustains us
  3. Tradition guides us

About This Campus

Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capital city, is the heart of the State's governmental activities. It is a major inland port city on the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is 80 miles from New Orleans, two hours from the Gulf Coast, and five hours from Houston, TX. Southern University is an Historically Black, 1890 land-grant institution with a multicultural student body of about 7500. Students come from most US states and about 10 foreign countries. SU's 512 acre campus is lovely and overlooks the Mississippi River. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has numerous program accreditations including computer science, chemistry, engineering, architecture, education, social work, and music, including jazz. The Univesity has Centers for Energy and Environmental Studies, Small Farm Research, Social Research, and International Development. Its sports and music programs have received international recognition.

Location Information

North Baton Rouge, about 5 minutes from the airport. Downtown is about 10 minutes by car 40 minutes by bus. The campus location is on Scott's Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the City of Baton Rouge. The campus encompasses 512 acress.

Helpful Information

It is easy to enroll in courses, placement is usually easy. There are only a few buses serving the city. The students need to plan 1-2 hrs. per trip.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Baton Rouge
Population | 650,000
Enrollment | 8,500
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/12-12/04
Spring | 01/14-05/10

Campus Diversity

White | 2%
Black | 94%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 1%
Other | 1%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business Administration

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • African Languages
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Ancient Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Art
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Finance/Banking
  • Forestry
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Only available at March conference
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/03/20.
  • Estimated cost: $4621.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/03/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $20 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit $150.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee $600.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $45.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Livetext Fee $100.00 Year Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: Tuition may go up for Spring Semester, 2019.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002025

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/03/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 40% living on campus
  • Double: $3875.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 6
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 6
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1200.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On-campus housing required for Plan B students. Plan A - on-campus housing optional

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1604.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/03/20.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $3,000 per semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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