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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
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About LSU

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Overview

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a public, state school in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU was founded in 1860 and the school enrolls around 35,912 students per year, including 29,273 undergraduate students. LSU offers housing for up to 12,260 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to LSU for Fall 2023 is July 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by October 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at LSU!

Interested in music or performing? At LSU you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school'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.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? 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.

2022 LSU Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%
In-State Tuition $8,047
Out-of-State $24,688
Percent of Need Met 57.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $15,776

Is LSU a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what LSU offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

LSU Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into LSU. LSU admitted 71% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 36,561 students applied to LSU and 25,907 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at LSU

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

Approximately 83% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at LSUare still enrolled the next year. LSUhas a six year graduation rate of 69 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for LSU Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from LSU by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 43% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent LSU grads have an average starting salary of $50,776 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College'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 2022, the total market value of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College's endowment was $593.9 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, LSU spends about $8,844 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at LSU

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

LSU meets 57.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend LSU full-time are awarded $15,776 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $25,617 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial 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, is LSU the school for you? 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 city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the suburbs of New Orleans.

If you want to see LSU for yourself, be sure to 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

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

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

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

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

LSU ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


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 29 and above have a good chance of getting into LSU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 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

1130 - 1300


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1130 to 1300


1130 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for LSU students is 1222. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to LSU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at LSU.

LSU Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at LSU is like? There are approximately 35,912 students enrolled at LSU, including 29,273 undergraduate students and 6,639 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from LA and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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