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Louisiana State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BATON ROUGE, LA

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Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

156 THOMAS BOYD HALL
BATON ROUGE, LA 70803
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
From Louisiana State University

As one of the nation's most prestigious flagship universities, LSU has been a world leader in research and innovation for more than 160 years. Through our relentless dedication to conquering threats and creating solutions, our global scholars deliver breakthroughs that address the needs of today's society. That is where you come in.

LSU is fiercely committed to providing you with a comprehensive academic experience that is hands-on, research-intensive, and life-changing. Our elite community of scholars will prepare you for a prosperous career and a fulfilling life.

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Louisiana State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
1080-1310
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,143 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,989 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 205 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 248 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 248 responses

Majors

College of Engineering

The LSU College of Engineering is dedicated to creating engineers who can transform ideas into reality to solve society's problems. We cultivate leaders with a strong sense of global awareness, an entrepreneurial spirit, and great communication skills. LSU Engineering students are immediately successful after graduation due to experiences that yield increased opportunities in the workforce.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,726 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,100
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 181 responses
  • GEAUX TIGERS
    72%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • Spirit
    7%
  • Tiger
    6%
  • "Where's the coffee!?"
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 287 responses
Poll
53%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports. 329 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 198 responses
  • Great school spirit
    31%
  • Complete Package
    21%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Beautiful, peaceful and easy environment
    9%
  • Athletics
    8%
  • Overpriced for out of state students
    4%
  • Spirited
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 171 responses

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