LSU is a highly rated public university located in Louisiana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 23,212 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the LSU acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Biology, and Communications. Graduating 68% of students, LSU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,700.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.205 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.220 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.220 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.259 responses
- of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.301 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.171 responses
Louisiana State University Reviews
As a biological sciences major, my first year at Louisiana State University was an irreplaceable experience that I would definitely say attributed to my development, maturity into adulthood, and overall improvement as a scholar. LSU's College of Science offers its students many academic advisory, research, and laboratory resources in order to provide an exemplary educational environment for its students to thrive. The student community is diverse, and campus life is so eventful and lively. Everyday holds a new sight and experience that I feel I would never have gotten anywhere else and I am excited to see what the future holds for me during my remaining undergraduate experience!
I graduated from LSU with a BS in electrical engineering. While I loved the campus and the time I spent with my friends, I thought the school’s academics were TERRIBLE. LSU’s electrical engineering program had some of the worst teachers I have ever encountered. I finished a graduate degree at another university and my experience was completely different – I had teachers who taught – image that. I also give LSU the worst possible scores when it comes to job placement. The school does little to attract high tech companies. So, it’s not easy to get a job with Google, Apple… when the only companies interviewing students are from the oil/gas industry. Not to mention the people who worked in career planning and placement did very little to help me prep for the job market. Fun school, beautiful campus, but DO NOT study EE at LSU, and don’t expect any help finding a job!
The first day you come to campus, you will realize you had made the right decision by choosing LSU. Everyone is so warm and welcoming, the professors are highly knowledgeable and extremely creative. Every single person will try to help in the best possible way, which is very important when you become a part of a new surrounding and there are a lot of questions you want to ask. Completely positive experience so far!