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Louisiana State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BATON ROUGE, LA

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  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 C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C+

editorial

LSU is an above-average public university located in Louisiana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 24,097 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the LSU acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Biology, and Communications. Graduating 70% of students, LSU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,200.

About

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

Branch Campuses

Louisiana State University Rankings

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LSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
1090-1300
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$20,352 / 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
$12,828 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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. 251 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 251 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    60%
  • On Campus
    11%
  • Online
    29%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,097 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,728
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 183 responses
  • GEAUX TIGERS
    73%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • Spirit
    7%
  • Tiger
    6%
  • "Where's the coffee!?"
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 290 responses
Poll
53%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports. 332 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 201 responses
  • Great school spirit
    32%
  • Complete Package
    21%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Beautiful, peaceful and easy environment
    8%
  • Athletics
    7%
  • Overpriced for out of state students
    4%
  • Spirited
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
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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