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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, LA, USA
3.82 Average Rating

The Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, more commonly known as Louisiana State, is the most comprehensive university in the state. This public university is located in Baton Rouge and is a designated land-, space-, and sea-grant institution. The main library doubles as a U.S. Regional Depository Library and belongs to the Association of Research Libraries, a distinction reserved for only 113 libraries in the US and Canada. LSU’s learning center, The Center for Academic Success, is one of only two Learning Centers of Excellence in the nation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision April 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other June 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
81%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
92%
Submitting ACT
8%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1226
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
30,861
Total Number of Undergrads
25,444
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
40%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
16%
100+ Students
6%
0
100
38%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
65%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,181
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,950
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,627
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,830
Books and Supplies
$1160

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,304
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,645
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,933

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,141
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,071
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$223

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
517
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
30%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Mike VII (live Bengal tiger)
School Colors
purple and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southeastern Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Baton Rouge
New Orleans
Houston
Dallas
Lafayette
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
31%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$60,100

What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
LSU is a huge, diverse university with tons of tradition and school pride. From academics, to football, to student groups and Greek life, LSU has something for everyone. You are guaranteed to learn and live well at LSU.
Michael from Tucker, GA
This college is a lot of fun and offers many programs and clubs. They have a great student outreach program and have many events for students. There are many benefits to being at the college.
Megan from Port Allen, LA
They have many services to help students, when I came from BRCC I was surprised at how there are colleges that actually care for the students. The staff is very helpful and they take care of things timely. Everyone is very friendly too.
Sarah from Baton Rouge, LA
G-E-A-U-X Tigers!!!
Lynn from Baton Rouge, LA
Here at LSU we love purple and live gold. It is a place full of opportunity and potential where anyone can start and make a new life for themselves. The pride each of the students feel for our beloved university is seen with every award we win, national championship we earn, and our drive for excellence every day.
Lauren from The Woodlands, TX

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