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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%

LSU Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to LSU, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 15 and the application fee is $50.

Students who submit their applications to LSU for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than October 15.

LSU Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of LSU's admissions stats.

LSU 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 26%
Mean SAT Score 1222
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 12%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 88%
Waitlist No

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes July 15 October 15

Considering Applying Early to LSU?

LSU does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to LSU?

Getting into LSU is moderately difficult.

In 2021, LSU accepted 71% of students, around 25,907 of the 36,561 students who applied.

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.

Transferring to Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to LSU

LSU has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into LSU?

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

Admissions Factors at LSU

What does LSU consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with LSU for more information on admission factors.

LSU Application Requirements

To apply to LSU, all applicants must submit the following items. 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
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)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into LSU?

Students admitted to LSU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 64% submitted a class rank. At LSU 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 32.19%
3.75 and 3.99 21.25%
3.50 and 3.74 17.88%
3.25 and 3.49 15.66%
3.00 and 3.24 10.7%
2.50 and 2.9 2.28%
2.00 and 2.49 0.04%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to LSU directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

LSU considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

LSU has 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.

In 2022, 12% of LSU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for LSU?

To be competitive with other LSU applicants, you should strive to score between 1130 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At LSU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a LSU student is 1222.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of LSU students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of LSU students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for LSU?

To be most competitive at LSU, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for LSU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for LSU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 July 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:

• CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to LSU?

❌ No, LSU is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is LSU's acceptance rate?

✅ LSU's acceptance rate is 71%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at LSU?

❌ LSU does not offer early decision.

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LSU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into LSU? LSU is a somewhat selective institution. The LSU acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.


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 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.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At LSU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.77. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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