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Colleges / Louisiana State University at Alexandria

About LSU Alexandria

Louisiana State University at Alexandria is a public, state school in an rural setting in Alexandria, Louisiana. LSU Alexandria was founded in 1960 and now enrolls around 3,277 students a year, including 3,277 undergrads.

LSU Alexandria offers housing for up to 390 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 70% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

LSU Alexandria's endowment was valued at $15.253 million in 2021. For each full-time student, LSU Alexandria spends about $5,744. There are 18 LSU Alexandria undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 LSU Alexandria Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 31%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 20

2022 LSU Alexandria Regular Decision Application Deadline

LSU Alexandria Early Admission

Louisiana State University at Alexandria does not offer early decision or early action.

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LSU Alexandria Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into LSU Alexandria. Around 31% of applicants get into LSU Alexandria each year. In 2021, 655 out of 2,102 total applicants were accepted.

LSU Alexandria Waitlist

LSU Alexandria reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Louisiana State University at Alexandria?

LSU Alexandria is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to LSU Alexandria, applicants must submit the following items.

LSU Alexandria Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
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LSU Alexandria Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for LSU Alexandria students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to LSU Alexandria.

Does LSU Alexandria Require the ACT or SAT?

LSU Alexandria does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 9% submitted the SAT. 85% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at LSU Alexandria

Yes! LSU Alexandria provides on-campus housing for up to 390 students.

SGA Crawfish Boil, Trick or Treat Street, and and Mardi Gras Parade are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at LSU Alexandria.

Financial Aid at LSU Alexandria

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

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is LSU Alexandria a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at LSU Alexandria

About 56% of students who start at LSU Alexandria come back for their second year of college. Out of the 130 students who started at LSU Alexandria as first-time freshman, 28 graduate within four years.

Around 33% of students who started at LSU Alexandria earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does LSU Alexandria sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is LSU Alexandria a good school for you?

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Where is LSU Alexandria?

LSU Alexandria is located in the rural setting of Alexandria, Louisiana.

If you want to see LSU Alexandria for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 71 to Alexandria, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Alexandria International.

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

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College Info

8100 Highway 71 South Alexandria, LA 71302-9121

Campus Setting: Rural

LSU Alexandria Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to LSU Alexandria is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to LSU Alexandria is Continuous processing.

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LSU Alexandria ACT Scores


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18 - 23

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to LSU Alexandria is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into LSU Alexandria. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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LSU Alexandria Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at LSU Alexandria is like? There are approximately 3,277 students enrolled at LSU Alexandria. 56% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from LA and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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