Southern University at New Orleans Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 6400 Press Drive
City New Orleans
State Louisiana
Zip 70126
Phone 504-286-5314
Total Enrollment 4500
Level of Selectivity Noncompetitive; Allied Health and Technical Program slightly competitive
Location Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) is located in suburban New Orleans, a metropolitan city of more than one million people. The city is accessible by mass bus, air, and passenger rail transportation and by limited water transportation. New Orleans is known for its annual Mardi Gras celebration and its famous French Quarter that features quaint shops and Cajun cuisine. Students have access to golf, bayou cruises, fishing, horseback riding, and college and major league sports. Points of interest include the Musee Conti Wax Museum of Louisianaís legends, Riverwalk Market Place, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Preservation Hall featuring the finest in jazz each night.
History Southern University at New Orleans is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts institution founded in 1959 for the education of African American students. SUNO, a branch and extension of Southern University and A&M University, was created by an act of the state legislature, which later appropriated over $1 billion for the purchase of property, construction, and furnishings. In 1959, on a 17-acre plot located in the residential community of Pontchartrain Park, SUNO began classes in one building with 158 students. In 1963, the first class received bachelorís degrees. Ten years later the University was removed from the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Board of Education and became a branch of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge. As a branch of a land-grant institution, SUNO is committed to providing education to students with heterogeneous abilities and varying academic backgrounds. Its purpose is to prepare students to compete in their respective professions or to pursue advanced study. SUNO is situated on a 17-acre campus incorporating thirteen buildings, including a 300,000-volume library.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and masterís degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $2048 (in-state); $3738 (out-of-state) Room and board: None Special fees: $250 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $2998 (in-state); $4688 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 2048
Out of State Tuition 3738
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 85 Financial Aid Specific to the School Army and Air Force ROTC in cooperation with Loyola University offer two- and four-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and other expenses, and provide a monthly stipend. Students should contact the ROTC Office. Cooperative Education Program alternates and combines classroom study with related paid work experience. The program provides academic credit and full-time status during co-op placement. Students should contact respective departments
Financial-Aid Deadline Continuous notification; April 15 (priority)
Admission Deadline July 1 (fall); December 1 (spring); May 1 (summer).
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school with completion of the following units: 3 English, 2 mathematics, 2 science, 2 social science; submission of official high school transcript; immunizations; complete physical exam form; and submit letter of recommendation from school counselor or teacher. A $5 nonrefundable application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: July 1 (fall); December 1 (spring); May 1 (summer). Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126; Telephone: 504-286-5314; 504-286-0000 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 124 semester hours and completion of core requirements, including the following hours: 6 English, 6 mathematics, 6 science, 6 social science, and 2 physical education; complete two semesters in residence at SUNO with a m
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 4,500 In-state: 3,659 Other regions: 5 states, 5 international Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 990/2,010 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 264/536 Graduate students (men/women): 66/134
Diversity 569
Student Life Campus Regulations: Cars permitted in designated areas. Campus Services: Health, personal counseling, career counseling and placement, tutoring, and remediation. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater and musicals. Students may get involved in the student-run newspaper or yearbook. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association (SGA) or the various other departmental, social, and service organizations. Fraternities, sororities, and honor societies are represented on campus. Housing Availability: None
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 270 Student-teacher ratio: 30:1 Full-time faculty members: 210 Part-time faculty members: 60
Athletic Program Southern University at New Orleans is a member of the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA). Intercollegiate Sports: menís basketball and track, womenís basketball and track. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Southern University at New Orleans, 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126; Telephone: 504-286-5195.
School Calender May-August (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Art, English, Geography, History, Human Resources, Insurance, International Studies, Office Systems Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Print Journalism, Psychology, Real Estate, Sociology, Speech, Substance Abuse, Transportation Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Cooperative Education, Criminal Justice, Economics Education, Finance, Foreign Languages, Health, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Technology, Social Work Masterís Degrees: Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Education in Urban Schools, Social Work, Substance Abuse/Addiction Disability
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