Southern University & A&M
Southern University and A&M College is a public institution that was founded in 1880. It has a urban setting and the campus size is 964 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southern University and A&M College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,074 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,612 (2012-13).
Approximately 60 undergraduate and 30 graduate degrees with options to specialize are offered at Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge (SUBR). A historically black college (HBCU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Southern University and A & M College offers bachelorï¿½s, masterï¿½s and doctoral degrees. Majors available within certain fields or subject areas are highly specific. For example, a student may earn a degree in a field as focused as Apparel Merchandising, Urban Forestry, Music Education, Broadcasting or Therapeutic Recreation. Southern University students may also obtain a more general degree in such fields as English, Psychology, Social Work or Architecture. With half of the undergraduate population residing on campus in dorms or apartment-style units, Southern University also provides a lively campus life including sports, recreational and club activities. Its marching band, in fact, is known nationally and has performed at the Super Bowl and the annual Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena, CA. Career services at SUBR include career counseling and access to internship opportunities Financial aid for eligible undergraduates includes academic scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Graduate students who qualify may procure scholarships and loans as well as teaching or research assistant-ships.
Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge is a component of the public education system of the State of Louisiana, providing comprehensive programs of study ranging from associate degrees to doctoral degrees. The Universityï¿½s admission policy is grounded in the belief that opportunity and quality can co-exist in a diverse educational environment. The University is committed to a broad program of research and creative work to stimulate faculty and students in a quest for knowledge and to aid society in resolving its scientific, technical, socioeconomic and cultural problems. Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge renders services to the community through urban and rural programs. Adhering to the spirit of its 1890 Land Grand function, the Universityï¿½s extension programs have assumed a more prominent posture throughout the State of Louisiana, nationally and internationally.