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Southern University

Baton Rouge, LA

Southern University


  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 8,000 students. Students come from most US states and about 5 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, education, social work, and music, including jazz. The University 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 acres.

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. It rains 30%-40% of the Spring and Fall semesters, the downtown area has weekly activities.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Baton Rouge
Population | 700,000
Enrollment | 8,800
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/15-12/06
Spring | 01/17-05/05

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 1%
Black | 94%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Two or more | 2%
White | 1%
Other | 1%
International | 1%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business Administration

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African American Studies, Agricultural Economics... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 03/08/23

  • 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 Students
  • Estimated cost: $4921.00.
  • 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 students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $20 Year Host Mandatory
Housing Deposit $150.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $600.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $45.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Watermark Fee $100.00 Year Host Mandatory

Important Notes: Watermark is the official Assessment tool for all the students enrolled in SUBR. It is mandatory to have it.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 03/08/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 40% living on campus
  • Double: $3800.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 6
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 6
Notes About Housing
On-campus housing required for Plan B students. Plan A - on-campus housing optional

Meal Plans


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 03/08/23

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


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