LSU Admission RequirementsBaton Rouge, Louisiana
Chances of getting into Louisiana State University
How hard is it to get into LSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 18,024 out of 24,280 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 40 percent. Louisiana State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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LSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT12%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1290|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 1180 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1290 and Above||Good||>83%|
|1180 to 1290||Avg +||74%-83%|
|1070 to 1180||Avg -||63%-74%|
|960 to 1070||Reach||50%-63%|
|Less than 960||Low||<50%|
LSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT88%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>83%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||74%-83%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||63%-74%|
|20 to 23||Reach||50%-63%|
|Less than 20||Low||<50%|
Avg. High School GPA3.45
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Louisiana State University. 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 74% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
53% of Louisiana State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||31%||35%||32%|
Applications were DueApr 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Louisiana State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
12% of students submit their SAT scores to LSU. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
74% 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 1070 and 1290. 12% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.