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School Name Southern University
Law School Southern University Law Center
Type Public
Curriculum Credit Hours To Graduate 90
Total Degrees Awarded
217
Academics

Southern University offers 4.0 concentrations and 1.0 option for joint-degree programs, giving you additional educational opportunities beyond the JD.

Bar Exam

The bar exam is one of the most important benchmarks for law school graduates and 59% of Southern University students pass the bar exam on their first try. Compared to other schools, this is a lower passing rate, so you should consider additional preparation for the exam after graduation.

Employment

Within a year of graduating, 77.8% of Southern University graduates find employment.

Admission Scores and Standards

LSAT and GPA

25 Percent GPA
Median GPA
75 Percent GPA
25th Percentile LSAT
Median LSAT
75th Percentile LSAT
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LSAT

The most recent set of students admitted to Southern University had a median LSAT score of 144 out of 180. This is a low score compared to the scores needed to gain admission to other schools. Keep in mind that competitive admission requirements are often indicative of school quality.

GPA

The most recent class of students admitted to Southern University had a median GPA of 2.82, which is below average compared to the GPA needed for admission to other schools. However, less stringent admission requirements should not discourage you from applying to more competitive schools.

Acceptance Rates & Retention

Southern University had an acceptance rate of 62.5% for its recent set of admitted students. Of these accepted students, 46.2% matriculated. After the first year, 15.4% of students chose to leave Southern University, and 0.04% of students transferred out.

Applicants Total
Acceptance Rate
Admitted Total
Percent Yield
Enrolled Total
Attrition (1st Year)
15.4%
Application Fee
$50
Transfers In 1
Transfers Out 10
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Cost and Aid

Expenses

Tuition (Full Time Resident)
Tuition (Full Time Non Resident)
Tuition (Part Time Resident)
Tuition (Part Time Non Resident)
Living Expense On Campus $19,024
Living Expense Off Campus $19,024
Living Expense at Home $19,024
Housing Law Students?
Yes
Grants: Median (Full Time)
$3,500
Grants: Total Number of Students
758
Grants: Total Number Receiving (Incoming Class)
84
Grants: Percentage Receiving
11.1%

Students & Academics

Gender Demographics

Total Students
Total Faculty
Student Faculty Ratio

Student Body

Total Minorities 426
Total Minority Percent 61.6%

Courses

Number of First Year Sections 44
Number of Seminars 6

Gender Demographics

Total Number of Men 320
Total Number of Women 371

Ethnic Demographics

Caucasian
36.8%
African American
56.7%
Hispanic
2.2%
Asian American
1%
Native Hawaiian 0.1%
American Indian
0.9%
2 or More Races 0.7%

Library

Number of Full Time Professional Librarians 6
Library: Number of Networked Computers 36
Library: Number of Serial Subscriptions 4,599
Library: Number of Titles 91,924
Library: Number of Volumes 475,081
Library: Study Seating 284
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Concentrations

Degrees and Concentrations

Areas of Interest
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JD / Master in Public Administration
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Post-Graduation

Bar Exam

Number Passing Bar (1st Try)
Percent Passing Bar (1st Try)
State Pass Rate for Bar Exam
Bar Exam Jurisdiction
Louisiana

Employment

Total Graduates
Total Employed
Employment Rate
Employment by Firm Size Total
Solo 12
2 - 10 Size Firm 35
11 - 25 Size Firm 7
26 - 50 Size Firm 0
51 - 100 Size Firm 2
101 - 250 Size Firm 0
251 - 500 Size Firm 0
501+ Size Firm 0
Unknown Size Firm 4
Employment by Industry Total
Business & Industry 29
Government 22
Public Interest (includes Publice Defense) 4
Clerkships - Federal 1
Clerkships - State & Local 9
Clerkships - Other 0
Education 7
Employer Type Unknown 5

Historical Employment Rate

Law School Faculty

Total Faculty

Faculty Gender Demographics

Faculty, Male 60%
Faculty, Female 40%
Fulltime Faculty, Fall 36
Fulltime Faculty, Spring 35
Fulltime Minority Faculty, Fall 23%
Fulltime Minority Faculty, Spring 23%

School Location and Contact

Address P.O. Box 9294
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
United States
LocationBaton Rouge
Phone (225) 771-2552
Website Southern University Law Center (sulc.edu)

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American Bar Association Standard 509 Information Reports, Ranking Sources: US News, Educational Quality Ratings, Gourman Report

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