Home of the Lions, Southeastern Louisiana University has everything you’d ever need in a college. Rawr. With 71 degree programs in 26 different academic departments, this affordable university in Hammond, Louisiana offers plenty of career paths, as long as you’re not bent on pro lion-taming. This exceptional institution, founded as Hammond Junior College, was located in a local high school building. It’s come a long way since its faculty consisted of two men and three women, but SLU still possesses the same pioneering spirit (just without whiny high schoolers around.) With students from more than 40 states and over 50 foreign countries, you’re sure to find a few people into that whole “pile into a phone” booth thing. You’ll love SLU so much, you’d have Roomie the Lion as a roommate, if only his giant head would fit through the door.
Did you know that Southeastern Louisiana University’s business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business? Whether you’re looking for an apartment to launch your tech startup from, or just need a place with easy access to egg foo young, you’ll find what you’re looking for around SLU’s campus. Off-campus housing within walking distance of campus consists of a few townhouses and multi-unit complexes. Apartments are affordable, but you’ll need to act fast to find a place that will accommodate your mad dashes to early morning class. 60% of students surveyed by College Prowler said that off-campus housing at SLU is worth it. Jus make sure to check out our college life guide for advice on dealing with roommates who’ve seen “Animal House” one too many times.
Been cooped up in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences too long? Need to feed your body with something other than ramen noodles? Head over to Cate Street Pub or Brady’s and chow down on real food for a change. If, by chance, you’re not digging the Journey cover band, you can always visit the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and mend your term paper wounds with some comedy. Public transportation around the area is limited, and most people own cars, but you can always hitch a ride on the Hammond City Bus.