Southeastern Louisiana University: Narrative Description

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Hammond, LA 70402
Tel: (985)549-2000
Free: 800-222-7358
Admissions: (985)549-2066
Fax: (985)549-5095
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Louisiana System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 375-acre small town campus with easy access to New Orleans. Endowment: $21 million. Research spending 2003-04: $4.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2898 per student. Total enrollment: 15,472. Faculty: 730 (497 full-time, 233 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. 3,297 applied, 94% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 56% from top half. Full-time: 11,157 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 2,507 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 39 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 16% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 21% 25 or older, 11% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Baton Rouge Center, St. Tammany Center. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, proof of immunization, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/16. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3191 full-time, $133 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8519 full-time, $355 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $4290. College room only: $2300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 94 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Gamma Beta Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Management Honor Society, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Black Student Union Caucus. Major annual events: Rush, Gumbo Ya Ya, Strawberry Jubilee. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, video cameras, motorist assistance. 2,000 college housing spaces available; 1,508 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Sims Memorial Library with 572,563 books, 769,303 microform titles, 2,387 serials, 48,752 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.3 million. 837 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

City is located in the Southeastern section of the state. Climate is subtropical. Transportation to and from city available via Illinois Central Railroad and Greyhound Bus Co. There are five libraries, six local theatres, golf, hunting, fishing, boating at Lake Ponchartrain for recreation. Two hospitals, six motels and numerous apartments are available. Part-time employment for students is limited. There are 35 civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations in Hammond.

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