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Tuition

$9,373

$27,290

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,002
Declined + 4,003
Total Received 16,005
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  23

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Mass Communication
  3. Kinesiology
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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 30,478
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Codes

SAT 6373
ACT 1590

Social Networks

Public

24,923

undergraduate students

5,555

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
51%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
-1%
700-800
7%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
16%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
26%
24-29
45%
18-23
29%
12-17
1%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
54%
18-23
31%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Baton Rouge, LA

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Baton Rouge, LA

2,000-acre, urban campus in Baton Rouge (population: 230,058). 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
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
65%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
23 fraternities 17% of male students
 
16 sororities 26% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
51%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
-1%
700-800
7%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
16%
300-399
-1%
200-299
0
30-36
26%
24-29
45%
18-23
29%
12-17
1%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
51%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
54%
18-23
31%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

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)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Not Considered

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

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,002
Declined + 4,003
Total Received 16,005

Admissions Contact

David Kurpius
Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
P: 225 578-1175
F: 225 578-4433
admissions@lsu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,844,469
State $28,007,333
Institutional $23,468,013
Other external $1,452,675
Total $74,772,490

Non-need-based

Federal $1,393,670
State $41,839,704
Institutional $19,688,960
Other external $2,992,827
Total $65,915,161

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
Creative Writing
Curriculum/Instruction
Dairy Science
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
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Management Systems
Environmental Sciences
Finance
Food Science
French
Geography
Geography/Anthropology
Geology
Gifted Education
Guidance
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 Health
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

82%

24,923
students

Female
52%
12,843

Male
48%
12,080

Graduate

18%

5,555
students

Female
51%
2,842

Male
49%
2,713

undergraduateFull-time

91%

22,811
students

Female
52%
11,832

Male
48%
10,979

undergraduatePart-time

9%

2,112
students

Female
48%
1,011

Male
52%
1,101

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
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

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

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 77
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Honduras
Korea
Nigeria
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

Marina Pereira
Assistant Director of International Admissions
225 578-1175
intrntladm@lsu.edu

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