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Colleges / Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, LA 4-Year Public

About LSU

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Baton Rouge, LA, less than an hour from New Orleans.

Founded in 1860, LSU currently enrolls around 34,285 students a year, including 27,825 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

LSU's endowment was valued at $481,207,089 in 2021. For each full-time student, LSU spends about $10,032.

Admissions Facts About LSU

Acceptance rate: 0%

Mean ACT score: 26

Mean SAT score: 1186

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: April 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 15

What is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College's acceptance rate?

Admission to LSU is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at LSU is 0 percent.

The mean composite SAT score is 1186. The mean ACT scores is 26.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is LSU a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at LSU, around 0 percent return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 41 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $52,358 a year.

Based on this information, how does LSU sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is LSU a good school for YOU?

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All applicants should hear back from LSU by October 15.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about LSU in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

1146 Pleasant Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Campus Setting: Urban

LSU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to LSU is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

LSU ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


23 to 31


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to LSU is 26. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into LSU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

LSU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

530 - 650


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

LSU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at LSU is like? There are approximately 30,985 students enrolled at LSU, including 25,361 undergraduate students and 5,624 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from LA and 18% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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