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Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Overview

Student Population
30,983
Louisiana State University overview
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Online lsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Louisiana State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Louisiana State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 24,501 prospective students applied, and 18,272 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,132 enrolled in the school.  26,862 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,121 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $8,038 plus fees of $3,924. LSU is ranked 261 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

LSU is rated within the top 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Louisiana State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1080/1310
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.45
Applications Accepted
74.6% 
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Applications Due Apr 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Louisiana Resident Tuition
$8,038
In State Costs for Louisiana State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,038
Other Fees$3,924
Room and Board $12,276
Budget for Other Expenses$7,686
Total One Year Cost$32,962
Out of State Resident Tuition
$8,038
Out of State Costs for Louisiana State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,038
Other Fees$3,924
Room and Board $12,276
Budget for Other Expenses$7,686
Total One Year Cost$32,962

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$56,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Louisiana State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Education 10%
Engineering 9%
Communication 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159391 IPEDS survey data for Louisiana State University.

Current students may use the Louisiana State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.