Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

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Tuition & Fees

$11,962

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
550
75th
640
25th
540
75th
32
25th
23
75th
27
25th
21
75th
28
25th
23
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,252
Declined 7,708
Total Received 28,960
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Public

27,753

undergraduate students

7,058

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 34,811
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Louisiana State University
None
Baton Rouge, LA
70803

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
550
75th
640
25th
540
75th
32
25th
23
75th
27
25th
21
75th
28
25th
23

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 15
Application deadline (final deadline) April 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,252
Declined 7,708
Total Received 28,960

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

81%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,784

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $8,038
Room $8,330
Board $4,378
Additional fees $3,924
Books & supplies $1,038
Total $25,708
Average Financial Aid - $11,784
Total with Avg. Aid $13,924

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bowling, climbing, crew, cricket, equestrian sports, lacrosse, power lifting, quidditch, rugby, running, soccer, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, crew, cricket, climbing, equestrian sports, lacrosse, power lifting, quidditch, rugby, running, soccer, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball (indoor/outdoor), battleship, billiards, Bhakti yoga, bouldering, bowling, climbing, cricket, dodgeball, flag football, golf, kickball, lacrosse, logrolling, quidditch, power lifting, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer (indoor/outdoor), running, softball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (inside/sand), water polo

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes yes yes
Agricultural Business and Management, General. yes
Agricultural Economics. yes yes
Agricultural Engineering. yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes
Agricultural and Extension Education Services. yes yes yes
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture. yes yes
Animal Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes yes yes
Architecture. yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biological/Biosystems Engineering. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Comparative Literature. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Construction Management, General. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering Science. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Entomology. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes yes yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General. yes
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Food Science. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes yes
General Studies. yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Health/Medical Physics. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes yes
Human Resources Development. yes yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Interior Architecture. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Landscape Architecture. yes yes
Learning Sciences. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Library and Information Science. yes
Management Science. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medical Science/Scientist. yes yes
Microbiology, General. yes
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Natural Resources/Conservation, General. yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes
Ocean Engineering. yes
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical. yes yes yes
Petroleum Engineering. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology. yes yes
Plant Sciences, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Statistics, General. yes yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Kinesiology
  2. Biological Sciences
  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

34,811

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

27,753
students

Female
52%
14,541

Male
48%
13,212

20%

7,058
students

Female
58%
4,084

Male
42%
2,974

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

23,497
students

Female
53%
12,463

Male
47%
11,034

15%

4,256
students

Female
49%
2,078

Male
51%
2,178

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 15

Spring: December 1

Summer: April 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 71
Countries most often represented China
Honduras
India
Nigeria
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

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