The acceptance rate at LSU is 73%. It ranks #0 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. LSU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 21,252 out of 28,960 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent (SAT 1090/1300 ACT 23/28). Louisiana State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.55. 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The LSU application fee is $50 and applications are due by Apr 15.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Louisiana State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1300|
|Average SAT Score||1200
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Louisiana State University?
Louisiana State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. LSU ranks #0 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into LSU?
Admission data indicates that LSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #0 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Louisiana State University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Louisiana State University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into LSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Louisiana State University was 3.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as LSU accepts 73% of students who apply.
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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.55 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||33%||32%|
Applicants have 136 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Louisiana State University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Louisiana State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159391 IPEDS survey data for Louisiana State University.
12% of students submit their SAT scores to LSU. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
73% of those who apply are granted admission to LSU. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1300. 12% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 88% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.