Universities in Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University


University Information

Location: Hammond, LA
Founded: 1925
Undergraduate Students: 14 298
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public University 
Website: www.southeastern.edu 

About the University

Southeastern Louisiana University began as a grass-roots movement by the people of Hammond and the surrounding area, who recognized the need for an institution of higher education in order to further the educational, economic and cultural development of southeast Louisiana. What began as a junior college supported by local taxes has developed into a major university as Southeastern has grown to meet the evolving needs of southeast Louisiana.

Southeastern Louisiana University is committed to conserving resources and reducing the impact we have on the environment – starting with making our campus greener.  Southeastern is one of the safest campuses in the region.  We have taken significant steps to ensure that our campus remains a safe place to live and learn.

We are the state’s third-largest public university, boasting nearly 15,000 students and more than 150 programs of study. With a small-town location, personal attention to students and a close-knit community of engaged learners, we feel like a small college. We are passionate about our students, providing them with a challenging college experience that empowers them with a lifelong education.

Excerpt from Southeastern Louisiana University’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Southeastern endorses an international student insurance plan issued by AMA Insurance. All non-immigrant international students in F1 and some J1 status will be automatically enrolled in the Southeastern endorsed plan unless proof of other acceptable insurance is provided to the International Services Office prior to the fee payment deadline each semester.

Alternate insurance must cover the entire semester and must meet the minimum requirements set forth above under Insurance Requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to provide proof of private insurance for review to the International Services Office BEFORE the fee payment deadline for the possibility of an insurance waiver.

To request a waiver for Southeastern’s endorsed plan, a student must submit to the ISO proof of coverage using the link below. Proof of coverage should include policy information, deductible rates, coverage dates, and expiration date of policy. This information must come directly from the policy provider/insurance company. We will verify proof of coverage with your insurance company before the waiver is granted.

Cost: $500 per semester

Living on-campus: We highly recommend that new international students apply to live on campus their first year in the U.S.  Not only will you have all of the comforts of home, but you will also meet many new friends, have direct access to the library, classrooms, and computer labs, and be close to campus activities. 

If you are interested in living on campus, you must submit the online application and the prepayments and processing fees. Information on how to apply can be found on our University Housing web page. 

Please note that the International Services Office cannot assist you with arranging your living accommodations. Though we are happy to assist you with any questions you may have, it is your responsibility to submit the housing application and pay the fees. 

Cost: $2,600.00 – $4,300.00 per semester* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: If you decide to live off campus, the city of Hammond has many apartments located close to Southeastern’s campus. It is important to note, however, that most of these apartments are unfurnished. Should you decide to lease an apartment, be prepared to locate furniture for your new accommodation. Southeastern’s Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs works to assist international students with grocery shopping, securing donated furniture and bicycles, English conversation classes, and much more. 

Though we cannot recommend specific apartments to students, you can search Hammond’s available apartments through several sites such as:





Cost: $4,000+ per semester

Students on exchange have their tuition waived but are required to pay campus fees of $1,556.10 per semester.

The average budget per month is: $800 – $900

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $5,000.00 per semester.