A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Louisiana State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
156 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Website

Louisiana State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
April 15
SAT Range
1020-1260
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Louisiana State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,552/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,051/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,841/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,986/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,109/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,989/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.205 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.213 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.213 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,602Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 150 responses
Report
  • GEAUX TIGERS
    73%
  • Passionate
    8%
  • Spirit
    7%
  • Tiger
    7%
  • "Where's the coffee!?"
    3%
  • Lazy/ Concerned With Other Things, Not Education
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.252 responses
Poll
55%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.294 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 163 responses
Report
  • Great school spirit
    31%
  • Complete Package
    20%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Beautiful, peaceful and easy environment
    10%
  • Athletics
    8%
  • Overpriced for out of state students
    4%
  • Spirited
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
48%
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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Louisiana State University Reviews

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What I love about LSU is all of the resources that are available to students in order for them to succeed. Whether you are having trouble picking classes, finding extracurricular activities to join, picking a major or minor, keeping your grades up, and more, LSU is bound to have some resource to help you out. There are career and academic centers full of friendly and knowledgeable people who are ready to help you. There are hundreds of clubs centered around various interests, so there is something for everyone. The student body and faculty are so diverse, and the Dean is always looking for ways to create a more inclusive, safe, and educational environment. On top of all of that, LSU is a powerhouse for sports. Even if you aren't athletic or have ever been interested in sports, you will find a home in some athletic event here at LSU. The student life is spectacular, and you will always have something to do and great people to do it with. Geaux Tigers!
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Geaux Tigers! I chose LSU over 3 other major university. I felt like I belonged from the first day. The classes are challenging, but you soon realize that this school is "no joke". The instructors are there to help and will at anytime. The weather is nice almost year round. There are plenty of organizations to get involved in. The sports are fantastic--especially football! You have got to be in Death Valley to feel the electricity of the fans. I love this school. I made the right choice.
So far my college experience has been great! I have so many opportunities to discover who I want to be and what I want to do. I also have so many resources that help me get through my classes such as SI sessions, study groups, office hours, and fellow classmates. Besides the academic aspect, the social aspect has allowed me to make so many friends that share the same experience I am having. I can talk to anyone and not have to worry about the fact that I am a freshman or that I am still figuring out this whole college thing. People at LSU accept each other and realize that we are all in the same boat. We have each other, we support on another, and we work everyday together to strive for the dream of walking across that stage in those purple robes and caps. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't hesitate to choose LSU because the tradition, motivation, and spirit are what fuels the students on my campus.