Chances of getting into Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.2%
Admission Difficulty for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

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 and Agricultural & Mechanical College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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LSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
12%
SAT Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
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 and Agricultural & Mechanical College?

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 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.

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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
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%
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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 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 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 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
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

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Admission Statistics

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,160 10,120 24,280
Accepted 10,658 7,366 18,024
Acceptance Rate 75% 73% 74%
Enrolled 3,264 2,548 5,812
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 35% 32%

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.

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.

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.