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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
LSU is a highly rated public university located in Louisiana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 22,418 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the LSU acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Communications, Biology, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 67% of students, LSU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,200.
156 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference

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.

LSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
April 15
SAT Range
1070-1290
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,437/ 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
$11,821/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
A-
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.244 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.244 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,418Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,815
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 176 responses
Report
  • GEAUX TIGERS
    73%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • Spirit
    7%
  • Tiger
    6%
  • "Where's the coffee!?"
    3%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.283 responses
Poll
53%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.325 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 194 responses
Report
  • Great school spirit
    31%
  • Complete Package
    21%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Beautiful, peaceful and easy environment
    8%
  • Athletics
    8%
  • Spirited
    4%
  • Overpriced for out of state students
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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I have had nothing but good experiences when dealing with my university. I love the fact that they focus so much on academics and have many good programs such as biology, engineering, and math. The campus is one of the most beautiful places ever and I am able to see it everyday. The sports programs are great, especially considering our football team won the 2019 national championships. The campus is very diverse so it is easy to find people of al races and ethnicities to talk with, making it a very comfortable environment to be in. The housing, especially the on-campus apartments are nice and the professors are all very smart and clearly know what they are doing. The student life is nice because there are over 400 clubs and several programs that you can jin as a student, so getting involved is very easy. The only thing I would say is the safety could be a little bit better and besides the general area there isn't much to do in the city. Overall I love my school and am happy!
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As a freshman, LSU offered several new student functions to acclimate to college life. The resources offered seemed top notch and the campus has an old school cozy Cajun comfortable feel. I felt like the diversity was wide and the fact that LSU won a National Championship for football made every weekend in the fall electric! My dorm room had a total nostalgic feel and the food on and round campus is outstanding! LSU overall gives an eagerness to learn approach with the layout of the campus.
LSU is a wonderful place to be! It's something that grows on you like the moss on the oak trees all around the beautiful campus. Student life is phenomenal and fun, with an unlimited amount of things to do. Definitely get involved in all the service opportunities like Dance Marathon. Sports are a can't miss, personal favorites are Football and Gymnastics. Crazy big events or even the smallest of friend groups to make. Some dorms are in rough shape, but new ones are being built almost every other day it feels like. You won't be disappointed.