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Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Southern University at New Orleans is a public institution. The location of SUNO is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$18,264 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
79% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Southern University at New Orleans?


Contact details for SUNO are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: 504-286-5000

How Do I Get Into SUNO?

You can apply to SUNO online at:

Admission Requirements for SUNO

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNO?

79% Acceptance Rate
75% Of Accepted Are Women
SUNO has an acceptance rate of 79%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 25% of accepted students are men and 75% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Can I Afford Southern University at New Orleans?

$18,264 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SUNO is $18,264. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SUNO, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $5,594 a year. That adds up to $22,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNO is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Southern University at New Orleans Undergraduate Student Diversity

927 Full-Time Undergraduates
76% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,812 undergraduate students at SUNO, with 927 being full-time and 885 being part-time.


There are also 294 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 927 full-time undergraduates at SUNO, 24% are male and 76% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern University at New Orleans students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 853
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 15
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 39

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Southern University at New Orleans. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at SUNO. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Jamaica, India, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Southern University at New Orleans

385 Took All Classes Online
1,241 Took At Least One Class Online
133.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,241 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNO has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of SUNO

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern University at New Orleans was 133.5%. This is the #235 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNO regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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