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LSU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

73.9%
Admission Difficulty for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into LSU? The school has a 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 13,236 out of 17,907 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 34 percent. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1130-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College?

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >83%
1240 to 1350 Avg + 74%-83%
1130 to 1240 Avg - 63%-74%
1020 to 1130 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1020 Low <50%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >84%
25 to 28 Avg + 74%-84%
23 to 25 Avg - 65%-74%
21 to 23 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 21 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

You will need above average high school grades to get into Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as LSU accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,217 7,690 17,907
Accepted 7,547 5,689 13,236
Acceptance Rate 74% 74% 74%
Enrolled 2,703 2,214 4,917
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 39% 37%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
87

Applicants have 87 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to LSU before the Apr 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 9 Mar 22
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 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 and Agricultural & Mechanical College
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 and Agricultural & Mechanical College.