LSU

Louisiana State University

1146 Pleasant Hall, Baton Rouge, United States
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  • Total Documents
    7,315
  • Class Notes
    2,662
  • Textbook Notes
    533
  • Study Guides
    4,120
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,743
  • Previously Enrolled
    4,890

Overview of Louisiana State University (LSU)

About this school

Louisiana State University is a public, comprehensive, land-grant and sea-grant university. It offers academic specialties in several fields at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Its campus of more than 2,000 acres is located in Baton Rouge.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:25,444
    • Men:12,194 (47.9%)
    • Women:13,250 (52.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (LSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Louisiana State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used in place of an application essay ACT: Used in place of an application essay

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
Phone
(225) 578-1175
Fax
(225) 578-4433
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 17,907 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 10,217 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 7,690 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,942 (45%) of 13,236 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,225 (43%) of 7,547 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,717 (48%) of 5,689 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.44
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
595 average |530-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
586 average |530-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
19%
• Score 24 - 29
49%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (LSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,374|Out-of-state: $28,051
  • Room & Board: - $11,750 (64.1025641025641%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,160 (6.328423349699945%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,420 (29.56901254773595%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Louisiana State University accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002010
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,397 (80.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,167 (72.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,154 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
686 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$15,330
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,030 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,228
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,228 (70.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,845
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 137 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,124 (20.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,321

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,768 (68.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
11,734 (74.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
11,490 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,144 (18.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$15,278
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,294 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,104
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,424 (73.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,879
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 347 (3.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4,245 (18.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,063

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,933
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000

Academics & Instruction (LSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,329

Part-Time Faculty


160

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


77%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 9% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,518,598

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1180
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Louisiana State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


40.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors (LSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • Accounting
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering, Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science in Systems Science, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Music, Master of Mass Communications, Master of Natural Science, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering Science, Master of Applied Statistics, Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Social Work, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (105)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Home Economics Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Information Studies
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Library Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Affairs
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Physics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Oceanography
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Science
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life (LSU)

Location & Geography

Population


229,426

Nearest Metropolitan Area


2,000 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


New Orleans

Weather


Temperature
39.6 average low in January, 90.5 average high in September
Rain
111 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
80 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Baton Rouge
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Hammond

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


23% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


77%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bengal Tiger --Mike
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, sand volleyball, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Louisiana State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, intramural athletics, student political organizations, student professional organizations, religious organizations, cultural organizations

Sororities


28% of women participate

Fraternities


16% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


22,060

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
25,444
Women
13,250
Men
12,194

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.4% Asian
  • 12.1% Black/African-American
  • 6.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 73.6% White
  • 0.9% Unknown

International Students


1.8%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


5,417

Student Resources (LSU)

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