Tuition & Fees

$10,814

$27,491

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
24%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
30-36
29%
24-29
43%
18-23
27%
12-17
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
49%
18-23
39%
12-17
3%
30-36
17%
24-29
53%
18-23
30%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
23

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,843
Declined + 4,279
Total Received 18,122
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Public

26,118

undergraduate students

5,291

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Kinesiology
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Mass Communications
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Codes

SAT 6373
ACT 1590

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School Facts

Louisiana State University, founded in 1860, is a public, comprehensive, land-grant university. Its campus of more than 2,000 acres is located in Baton Rouge.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 31,409
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

Baton Rouge, LA

2,000-acre, urban campus in Baton Rouge (population: 228,895). Served by bus; air serves New Orleans (80 miles); train serves Hammond (45 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
22 fraternities 16% of male students
 
17 sororities 28% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
24%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
30-36
29%
24-29
43%
18-23
27%
12-17
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
49%
18-23
39%
12-17
3%
30-36
17%
24-29
53%
18-23
30%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
April 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,843
Declined + 4,279
Total Received 18,122

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Emmett Brown
Interim Associate Director of Admissions
P: 225 578-1175
F: 225 578-4433
admissions@lsu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $25,968,886
State $45,223,484
Institutional $32,298,062
Other external $1,741,237
Total $105,231,669

Non-need-based

Federal $1,779,358
State $49,412,244
Institutional $16,630,404
Other external $5,512,573
Total $73,334,579

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southeastern Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Mike VI (live Bengal tiger)
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education/6-12
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Analytics
Animal Science
Animal/Dairy/Poultry Science
Anthropology
Applied Statistics
Architecture
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business Administration/Information Systems/Decision Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Coastal Environmental Science
Coastal/Ecological Engineering
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Communications Studies
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling
Creative Writing
Curriculum/Instruction
Dairy Science
Digital Media Arts/Engineering
Dual Certification General/Special Education: Grades 1-5
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership/Research
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
English
Entomology
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Management Systems
Environmental Sciences
Finance
Food Science
French
Geography
Geography/Anthropology
Geology
Gifted Education
Hispanic Studies
History
Human Ecology
Human Resource Education
Human Resources Education
Industrial Engineering
Information Systems/Decision Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Studies
International Trade/Finance
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Liberal Arts
Library/Information Science
Management
Marketing
Mass Communication/Public Affairs
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical/Health Physics
Microbiology
Music
Music Education
Musical Arts
Natural Resource Ecology/Management
Natural Sciences
Nutrition/Food Sciences
Oceanography/Coastal Sciences
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Pathology/Crop Physiology
Plant/Environmental Management/Soil Sciences
Plant/Soil Systems
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Renewable Natural Resources
Secondary Education/6-12
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sport Administration
Studio Art
Systems Science
Textile Apparel/Merchandising
Theatre
Veterinary Medical Science
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
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Undergraduate

83%

26,118
students

Female
52%
13,647

Male
48%
12,471

Graduate

17%

5,291
students

Female
54%
2,878

Male
46%
2,413

undergraduateFull-time

88%

23,212
students

Female
53%
12,208

Male
47%
11,004

undergraduatePart-time

12%

2,906
students

Female
50%
1,439

Male
50%
1,467

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Spring: December 1

Summer: April 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 70
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Nigeria
Oman
Panama
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jessica Vargas
Manager, Transfer, Reentry, & International Admissions
225 578-1175
intrntladm@lsu.edu

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