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Colleges / Louisiana State University at Alexandria

Louisiana State University at Alexandria

Alexandria, LA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate31%
Acceptance Rate31%

About LSU Alexandria

Louisiana State University at Alexandria Overview

Louisiana State University at Alexandria is a public, state school in the rural setting of Alexandria, Louisiana. LSU Alexandria was founded in 1960 and enrolls 3,706 undergrads and no graduate students. LSU Alexandria provides housing for up to 390 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

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

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of LSU Alexandria's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? LSU Alexandria students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

LSU Alexandria does not have any greek life opportunties.

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

2022 LSU Alexandria Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 31%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%
In-State Tuition $6,932
Out-of-State $11,781

Is LSU Alexandria a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what LSU Alexandria offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Louisiana State University at Alexandria

It is moderately difficult to get into LSU Alexandria. LSU Alexandria admitted 31% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 2,102 students applied to LSU Alexandria and 655 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at LSU Alexandria

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at LSU Alexandria, around 56% are still enrolled their sophomore year. 33% of LSU Alexandria undergrads graduate within six years. 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 Outlook LSU Alexandria Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with LSU Alexandria directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

LSU Alexandria'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 Louisiana State University at Alexandria's endowment was $15.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $5,744 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at LSU Alexandria

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.

For information on LSU Alexandria's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

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

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! You should never have to pay to submit 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 Alexandria.

Based on this information, how does LSU Alexandria sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! 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 are interested in seeing LSU Alexandria for yourself, be sure to 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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

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

LSU Alexandria ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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23 and Above


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18 and Less


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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.

LSU Alexandria SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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LSU Alexandria Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at LSU Alexandria is like? There are approximately 3,706 students enrolled at LSU Alexandria. 54% 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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