Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College: Ranking & Review

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Baton Rouge Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 93 192
Top 2%

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate74%74%74%
Enrolled undergraduates4,9172,2142,703
Enrolled total (including graduate students)30,86114,59116,270

6,815 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

822 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores374
Percent of students submitting SAT scores8%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores4,505
Percent of students submitting ACT scores92%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $29,704 $46,381
Off-campus $33,966 $50,643
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,750 and other expenses per full academic year.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 5,628 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $8,038 $8,038
Fees for full-time undergraduates $3,336 $20,013
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $370 $994
Tuition for Full-time graduates $9,132 $9,132
Fees for full-time graduates $3,315 $20,250
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $515 $1,166

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,086 241 5 1,332
Education 566 269 46 881
Engineering 757 71 45 873
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 361 15 22 398
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 292 21 11 324
Social Sciences 264 31 19 314
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 221 7 228
Health Professions and Related Programs 101 29 93 223
Visual and Performing Arts 123 62 29 214
Psychology 180 15 12 207
Legal Professions and Studies 185 185
Physical Sciences 92 38 49 179
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 100 41 16 157
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 140 140
English Language and Literature & Letters 114 11 9 134
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 126 4 130
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 109 1 2 112
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 81 6 5 92
Architecture and Related Services 70 20 90
Natural Resources and Conservation 65 16 6 87
History 72 6 4 82
Mathematics and Statistics 43 20 14 77
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 32 9 8 49
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 34 6 40
Library Science 37 37
Philosophy and Religious Studies 27 3 30
Grand Total4,9301,1015846,615

A total of 4,930 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,685 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate67%62%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

General info

Alternative namesLouisiana State University
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementAs the Flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisiana State University is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Designated as a Land-, Sea-, and Space-Grant institution, the mission of Louisiana State University is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts. In implementing its mission, LSU is committed to: * offering a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research opportunities designed to attract and educate highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students; * employing faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities, and who contribute to a world-class knowledge base that is transferable to educational, professional, cultural, and economic enterprises; and * using its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental, and social challenges.
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff6,105
Instructional FTE1,386
Research FTE246
Public Service FTE241
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitelsu.edu
Address156 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803-2750
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (225) 578 4433

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