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Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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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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Louisiana State University (LSU), located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a public research university founded in 1860. With a sprawling campus noted for its Italian Renaissance architecture, LSU is situated on over 2,000 acres and is approximately 80 miles northwest of New Orleans. The university offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, with notable attention in the fields of coastal and environmental science, engineering, and agriculture. LSU's application process is considered moderately selective. On-campus housing is available to students, providing a variety of living options from traditional dormitories to apartment-style accommodations. The university is also recognized for its contribution to athletics, with the LSU Tigers competing in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference, especially known for their football program.

In the most recent statistical year 38,853 prospective students applied, and 29,419 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 7,401 enrolled in the school.  31,072 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,276 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,038 plus fees of $3,916. LSU is ranked 367 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












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


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Admission Standards

Louisiana State University overview
SAT 1140/1320
ACT 23/28
GPA 3.77

Applications Accepted

Louisiana State University overview
Applications Due Jul 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Louisiana State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,084
Other Fees$3,916
Room and Board $13,956
Budget for Other Expenses$7,884
Total One Year Cost$34,878

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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.