Tuition & Fees

$11,962

$28,639

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
39%
500-599
45%
400-499
8%
700-800
11%
600-699
34%
500-599
46%
400-499
9%
30-36
34%
24-29
38%
18-23
27%
12-17
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
36%
12-17
3%
30-36
19%
24-29
47%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,024
Declined + 6,256
Total Received 24,280
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Public

25,361

undergraduate students

5,624

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 6373
ACT 1590

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Location

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 30,985
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)

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Baton Rouge, LA

2,000-acre, urban campus in Baton Rouge (population: 225,374). 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
21 fraternities 16% of male students
 
17 sororities 27% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
39%
500-599
45%
400-499
8%
700-800
11%
600-699
34%
500-599
46%
400-499
9%
30-36
34%
24-29
38%
18-23
27%
12-17
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
36%
12-17
3%
30-36
19%
24-29
47%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 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

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,024
Declined + 6,256
Total Received 24,280

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

71%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,768

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,038
Room $8,030
Board $4,246
Additional fees $3,924
Books & supplies $1,038
Total $25,276
Average Financial Aid - $18,768
Total with Avg. Aid $6,508
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 225 578-3103
F: 225 578-6300
financialaid@lsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Amy Marix
Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships
financialaid@lsu.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, crew, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, power lifting, quidditch, rugby, running, soccer, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

crew, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, power lifting, quidditch, rugby, running, soccer, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, basketball, battleships, billiards, bouldering, climbing, dodgeball, flag football, golf, kickball, lacrosse, logrolling, longest drive, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Joe Alleva (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Miriam Segar (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education/6-12
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agriculture/Extension Education
Agriculture/Extension Education
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
Cultural Preservation
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
Geology
Gifted Education
Hispanic Studies
History
Human Resource Education
Human Resources Education
Industrial Engineering
Information Systems/Decision Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Studies
International Trade/Finance
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Leadership/Human Resource Development
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
Screen Arts
Secondary Education/6-12
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sport Administration
Studio Art
Textile Apparel/Merchandising
Textiles/Apparel/Merchandising
Theatre
Veterinary Medical Science
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Kinesiology
  3. Mass Communication

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

30,985

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

25,361
students

Female
53%
13,332

Male
47%
12,029

18%

5,624
students

Female
57%
3,226

Male
43%
2,398

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

22,433
students

Female
53%
11,885

Male
47%
10,548

12%

2,928
students

Female
50%
1,447

Male
50%
1,481

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
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

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 66
Countries most often represented China
India
Nigeria
Oman
Saudi Arabia
The United Arab Emirates
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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