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Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Overview

Student Population
34,285
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

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 28,960 prospective students applied, and 21,252 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,701 enrolled in the school.  28,691 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,594 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $8,038 plus fees of $3,924. LSU is ranked 303 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
8/10
Value

LSU is rated within the top 39% 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 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
Louisiana State University overview
SAT 1090/1300
ACT 23/28
Estimated GPA 3.55
Applications Accepted
73.4% 
Louisiana State University overview
Applications Due Apr 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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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 $12,708
Budget for Other Expenses$7,686
Total One Year Cost$33,394
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 $12,708
Budget for Other Expenses$7,686
Total One Year Cost$33,394

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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.