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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 in an urban setting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU was founded in 1860 and now enrolls around 34,285 students a year, including 27,825 undergrads. LSU offers on-campus housing for up to 9,458 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at LSU! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of LSU's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? LSU students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? LSU has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? LSU has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at LSU on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at LSU on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is April 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by October 15.

2021 LSU Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $8,038
Out-of-State $24,715
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $0

Is LSU a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at to get a clearer idea of what LSU offers and if it sounds like the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at LSU

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for LSU Grads

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

The average starting salary for recent LSU grads is $52,358 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

LSU's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $481.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $10,032 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at LSU

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at LSU. Based on this information, how does LSU sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is LSU a good school for you?

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Where is LSU?

LSU is located in the urban setting of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, less than an hour from New Orleans.

If you want to see LSU for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Baton Rouge, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baton Rouge Metropolitan.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what LSU and Baton Rouge are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1146 Pleasant Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Campus Setting: Urban

LSU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to LSU is Apr 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to LSU is Apr 15.

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

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LSU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$25,708

In State

$42,385

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,038
$24,715
Fees
$3,924
$3,924
Housing
$12,708
$12,708
Books
$1,038
$1,038

Student Life

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© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

34,285

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,962

Out-of-State

$28,639

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Apr 15
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