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  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    C
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.
About Louisiana State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
156 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Website
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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
76%
Application Deadline
April 15
SAT Range
1010-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,095/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,694/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,875/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,962/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,532/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,639/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.205 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.220 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.220 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,212Undergrads
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 157 responses
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  • GEAUX TIGERS
    72%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • Spirit
    8%
  • Tiger
    6%
  • "Where's the coffee!?"
    3%
  • Lazy/ Concerned With Other Things, Not Education
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.259 responses
Poll
55%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.301 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 170 responses
Report
  • Great school spirit
    31%
  • Complete Package
    21%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Beautiful, peaceful and easy environment
    9%
  • Athletics
    8%
  • Spirited
    4%
  • Overpriced for out of state students
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,600/ 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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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!
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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!
LSU has been the greatest experience of my life. It has just about everything. It can seem really big when the Tigers are playing in Death Valley on a Saturday Night, but also could feel like a small homey college when in a class of only 15 students. The professor at LSU want the absolute best for each individual and help us succeed in all aspects of our lives. I am an athlete at LSU which is a dream come true! LSU cares for the upmost health and success for us on an off the court. We have tutors, nutritionist, and so much more to help make us become the very best versions of ourselves.