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Chances of getting into Louisiana State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.6%
Admission Difficulty for Louisiana State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into LSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 18,272 out of 24,501 applicants were admitted making LSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. Louisiana State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

LSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
12%
SAT Scores for Louisiana State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Louisiana State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1310
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 requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Louisiana State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >84%
1195 to 1310 Avg + 75%-84%
1080 to 1195 Avg - 64%-75%
965 to 1080 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 965 Low <51%
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LSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for Louisiana State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
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 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Louisiana State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >84%
26 to 29 Avg + 75%-84%
23 to 26 Avg - 64%-75%
20 to 23 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 20 Low <51%
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LSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.45
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Louisiana State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into LSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Louisiana State University was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 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 75% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Louisiana State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

53% of Louisiana State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Louisiana State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Louisiana State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,971 10,530 24,501
Accepted 10,429 7,843 18,272
Acceptance Rate 75% 74% 75%
Enrolled 3,286 2,846 6,132
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 36% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
86

Applicants have 86 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Louisiana State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to LSU. Admission competition is 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 1080 and 1310. 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 29. 88% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.