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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

LSU Admissions

If you want to apply to LSU, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is April 15 and the application fee is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from LSU by October 15.

Considering Applying Early to LSU?

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to LSU?

Getting into LSU is moderately difficult. LSU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, LSU accepted 0% of all applicants..

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like LSU, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to LSU?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at LSU

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

LSU Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to LSU must submit the following items. Double check with LSU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements ACT Composite score of 22 (18 in English and 19 in Math) or SAT Total Score of 1100 (500 in English and 510 in Math)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into LSU?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. LSU does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

LSU is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

What's a Good SAT Score for LSU?

The mean composite SAT score for a LSU student is 1186.

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What's a Good ACT Score for LSU?

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Transferring to Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to LSU.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 15.

Transfer students can enroll in LSU during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

LSU Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to LSU?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to LSU.

Does LSU accept transfer credits?

LSU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. LSU accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does LSU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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Do I have to submit test scores to LSU?

LSU. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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LSU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

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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

LSU ACT Scores

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LSU SAT Scores

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LSU GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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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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