74%

Acceptance Rate

$11,821

Avg.Financial Aid

002010

FAFSA Code

About Louisiana State University (LSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

30,983

Website

www.lsu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Louisiana State University (LSU), officially known as Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a public research institution which was founded in the year 1853.

The university is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the United States with a campus of more than 2,000 acres and with more than 250 buildings. It is one of the leading universities in Louisiana where students can get the best education with the best return on their investment.

Louisiana State University is the flagship school of the state of Louisiana, as well as the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System. Several of LSU’s graduate schools have received National Recognition in their respective fields of study.

The University offers 330 programs across different majors including programs in Accounting, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Dentistry, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, History, and much more.

The students can enroll in any program they want to by fulfilling the requirements of that particular program. LSU also offers online programs for the students for helping to get education according to their convenience.

Louisiana State University is accredited and is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. 

Presently, there are 30,983 students enrolled in various different programs offered by the university. For assisting these students, the university is holding expert and professional faculties who are there to support the students building their careers.

Location & Contact

Address

156 Thomas Boyd Hall

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2255783202
Fax: 2255785982
Request Info

Rankings

Since Louisiana State University is a very old and a well-renowned university, they have done a great job in the education sector. The institute has earned many awards and rankings by the US News which are as follows-

  • 153 in National Universities.

  • 109 in Best College for Veterans.

  • 345 in Top performers on Social Mobility.

  • 72 in Top Public Schools.

  • 173 in Best Value Schools.

  • 93 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

  • 3 in Petroleum (Program Ranking)

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

74%

SAT Range

1070 - 1290

ACT Range

23 - 29

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

N/A

LSU offers students more than 235 areas of undergraduate study. Whether you are interested in the arts and humanities or science and engineering, LSU has a place for you.

The applicants who wish to apply for the University must have to go through the requirements of the program they want to enroll in. There is a process to be followed for admission.

Admissions

LSU offers students more than 235 areas of undergraduate study. Whether you are interested in the arts and humanities or science and engineering, the university has a place for you.

Apply Online

Apply to LSU using the Common Application.

The application requires a $50 non-refundable application fee ($65 fee after April 15).

Test Scores

After applying online for LSU, the applicants are asked to submit their SAT or ACT test scores to the online portal or the admission counselor.

A student must maintain an average SAT of 1070-1290 and ACT score of 23-29 to be eligible.

Transcripts

 Submit a transcript from all high schools you’ve attended.

Letter of Recommendation

The University requires at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source (counselor, teacher, advisor, administrator, etc.) for all applicants.

All the necessary documents along with the official transcripts must be sent to the admissions department before the deadline with the application and fee of $50.

LSU Admissions Details

Email: admissions@lsu.edu

Phone: 225-578-1175

Fax: 225-578-4433

For further information about the admissions process, requirements, and more by clicking below.

 

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,437

Average Annual Cost

$8,038

Books And Supplies

$1,160

Other Fees

$3,912

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,830

Budget For Other Expenses

$5,420

Total One Year Cost

$30,360

From the above table, it is very clear that LSU is very much expensive when compared to any institutions in the locality, it has a nominal fee structure and is affordable. The fee structure may slightly vary according to different programs offered by the university.

The average annual cost to attend Louisiana State University is $8,038 while the net price comes to $17,437. In addition to this, the cost for books and supplies and other fees is $1,160 and $3,912 respectively. The other costs include room and board $11,830, the budget for other expenses is $5,420.

The Total One Year Cost is approximately $30,360.

Applicants can go through the official website or The College Monk for more details and accurate costs to attend on the basis of the program they choose.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

20:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

84%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

57%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

62%

Male Professors

38%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Teacher Education and Professional...

387 Graduates

Biology, General

300 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

292 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

281 Graduates

Marketing

251 Graduates

Petroleum Engineering

208 Graduates

Psychology, General

182 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

179 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

172 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

146 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

140 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

129 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

127 Graduates

Sociology

127 Graduates

Construction Management

123 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

122 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

116 Graduates

Political Science and Government

108 Graduates

Civil Engineering

103 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

88 Graduates

Computer Science

82 Graduates

History

81 Graduates

Animal Sciences

74 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

70 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

70 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

62 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

58 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

58 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

56 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

51 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

50 Graduates

Mathematics

43 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

42 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

39 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

39 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

38 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

35 Graduates

Anthropology

34 Graduates

International/Global Studies

34 Graduates

Architecture

33 Graduates

Philosophy

33 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

32 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

32 Graduates

International Business

31 Graduates

Chemistry

28 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

25 Graduates

Interior Architecture

25 Graduates

Music

22 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

19 Graduates

Computer Engineering

17 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

14 Graduates

Physics

14 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

13 Graduates

Landscape Architecture

12 Graduates

Plant Sciences

12 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

9 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

8 Graduates

Economics

4 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

25,233

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

20%

Full-time

89%

Part-time

11%

Students Gender

Male

47%

US National: 44%

Female

53%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

70% White

2% Unknown

13% Black

7% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

22%

Out Of State

77%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$57,505 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$7,740/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Mike VII (live Bengal tiger)

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southeastern Conference

Total Male Athletes

251

Total Female Athletes

214

Intramural Sports

21

Sports Club

31

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Gymnastics

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by LSUAMC. At LSUAMC, $12,276 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at LSUAMC costs around $4,090 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The number of female and male students at the university are 47% and 53%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$40,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$50,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,000

$29,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - 301

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

93%

Average Aid Per Year

$11,821

Students Receiving Federal Grants

24%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,740

Students Receiving State Aid

78%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,417

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

61%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,481

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$20,730

$30K - $48K

$15,451

$48K - $75K

$10,872

$75K - $110K

$8,130

> $110K

$7,809

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,421,511

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$79,959,504

The university helps its students who are not capable of paying fees by giving them financial assistance. 92% of the students in the university receive scholarships or any other form of financial aid each year.

To be eligible for financial assistance, a student must first start filing the FAFSA and receive SAR to determine the eligibility of a candidate.

Louisiana State University federal school code is 002010.

The assistance is being provided in the form of federal aid which includes Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Work-Study.

Institutional Aid which includes Pelican Promise, Tiger Nation Scholarship, Tiger Alumni Legacy Scholarship, LSU/LCTCS Honors Promise Scholarship, and so on.

In addition to the above benefits, an applicant would also receive the benefits in the following ways:

Gift Aid - $11,821

Federal Grants - $4,740

State Aid - $7,417

Institutional Grants - $6,481

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