Profile: Southern University

Fast Facts

Location:Baton Rouge
On Campus:40%
  • Fall 08/21-12/08
  • Spring 01/10-05/04

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Profile

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.

Campus Location - North Baton Rouge, about 5 minutes from the airport.

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

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Dairy Science/Management, Soil Science

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Education, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Public Administration

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Journalism, Mass Communication, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Computer Science: System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Child Development, Curriculum/ Instruction Supervision, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English, Literature

Environmental Studies: Coastal Environmental Studies, Landscape Management, Resource Recreation Management, Wetlands Management

Fashion: Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: African Languages, French, German, Spanish

Forestry: Forestry, Urban Forestry

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Community Development

Health and Safety Sciences: Kinesiology, Nursing, Vocational Rehabilitation Therapy

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

Mathematics: Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC, Naval ROTC

Performing Arts: Jazz Composition, Music, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Counseling, Psychology, Psychology Technology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Technology: Forest Technology

Notable Academic Programs
Business Administration

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/25/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $20 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $150 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $300 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $45 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Livetext Fee: $100 Year Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: Tuition may go up for Spring Semester, 2015.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $3000 per semester.

Financial Aid
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:

Use FAFSA CODE: 002025

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

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Notes About Housing
On-campus housing required for Plan B students. Plan A - on-campus housing optional

Meal Plans Per Semester

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