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Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA

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About Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University is a 4-year public school founded in 1925, in Hammond, Louisiana. Originally known as Hammond Junior College, in 1970 it was renamed Southeastern Louisiana University. Southeastern's campuses include the Baton Rouge Center, which houses facilities for the School of Nursing, and St. Tammany Center, in Abita Springs, Louisiana, where students can pursue off-campus courses.

In addition, Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, in Walker, Louisiana, offers continuing education courses and academic summer camps, and Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station provides field research and learning opportunities on Lake Pontchartrain.


Southeastern comprises 5 colleges with 20 academic programs and departments, including undergraduate and graduate programs in business, humanities, education, nursing, and science. Southeastern's online education program includes internet, television, and compressed video courses in a wide variety of subjects, from financial accounting to sociology. Southeastern also offers a range of internet-based, non-credit short courses, workshops, and training sessions. The university had 509 full-time and 105 part-time faculty in 2011.

Students can pursue additional academic options through the Center for Student Excellence, the Honors Program, and the Study Abroad Program. Undergraduate research programs are available to students in each of the 5 colleges.


In fall 2011, Southeastern had about 15,400 students enrolled, including around 14,100 undergraduates and 1,300 graduate students. During that period, 24% of undergraduates and 66% of graduates were enrolled part-time. The student body was 60% female, 40% male, 75% white, 15% black, and 3% Hispanic.

Students interested in the fall term should apply by July 15 and can expect to pay a $20 application fee. Applications can be submitted online. Undergraduate application criteria include ACT scores and a high school transcript. Graduate applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a 2.5 cumulative GPA (or 2.75 on the last 60 hours of coursework), take a GRE or GMAT exam, and be approved by individual degree program directors. In 2011-2012, 7,207 students applied and 43% were admitted.

Tuition and Financial Aid

In the 2011-2012 school year, undergraduate tuition was $4,604, out-of-state undergraduate tuition was $14,109, average graduate tuition was $3,977, and out-of-state graduate tuition averaged $13,482. Housing cost estimates ranged from $7,190 for on-campus room and board to $8,326 for off-campus housing. Southeastern also has a textbook rental program. In 2010-2011, 91% of Southeastern students received some form of financial aid, including federal and intuitional grants and scholarships, and loans.

Southeastern Louisiana University QUICK FACTS
School Type 4-year university, public**
Degrees Offered Associate, bachelor's, master's, doctorate**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Town**
Student Body Fall 2011: 14,061 undergraduate and 1,342 graduate**
Student Housing 12 residence halls; 1 female only hall and 1 apartment-style hall
Schools and Programs 5 schools; 2 associate degree programs, 43 baccalaureate programs, 20 master's degree programs, 1 doctoral program *
Student-Faculty Ratio 23 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) 2010-2011:
Bachelor's: Business Administration and Management (311), General Studies (Liberal Arts and Sciences) (288)
Master's: Educational Leadership and Administration (113)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates Students who began in 2005:
11% in 4 years
33% in 6 years **
Admission Rate Fall 2011: 79%**
Entering Class Size About 2,448 in 2011**
First-Year Retention Rates Fall 2011 full-time students, 69%**
ACT Scores of Admitted Students 75th percentile ACT composite score: above 24 in fall 2011**
Application Due Date For spring start, December 1; summer, May 1; fall, July 15*
Tuition (2011-1012) $4,604 for tuition and fees in-state; $14,109 for out-of-state**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) 2010-2011: Federal grant (38%), Pell grant (38%), other federal grants (33%), state/local grant aid (77%), institutional grant aid (30%), loan (40%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 2010-2011: 91%**

*Sources: Southeastern Louisiana University **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

  • Address: Office of Admissions, SLU Box 10752, Hammond, LA 70402
  • Phone: 985-549-5637
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