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Chances of getting into Louisiana State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
73%
Admission Difficulty for Louisiana State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into LSU and can I get accepted?

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.

Testing Requirements

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.

LSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1090-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT 
12%
SAT Scores for Louisiana State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Louisiana State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1200

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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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Louisiana State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1300 and Above Good >84%
1195 to 1300 Avg + 73%-84%
1090 to 1195 Avg - 59%-73%
985 to 1090 Reach 43%-59%
Less than 985 Low <43%
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LSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
88%
ACT Scores for Louisiana State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Louisiana State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Louisiana State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >85%
25 to 28 Avg + 73%-85%
23 to 25 Avg - 62%-73%
21 to 23 Reach 49%-62%
Less than 21 Low <49%
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LSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.55*
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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.

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Admission Statistics

Louisiana State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,906 12,054 28,960
Accepted 12,365 8,887 21,252
Acceptance Rate 73% 74% 73%
Enrolled 3,748 2,953 6,701
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 33% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
136

Applicants have 136 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Louisiana State University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Louisiana State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Louisiana State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Louisiana State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Louisiana State University prefer SAT or ACT?

12% of students submit their SAT scores to LSU. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Louisiana State University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Louisiana State University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Louisiana State University?

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.