Louisiana State University (LSU)

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25,233 Undergrads / 30,983 Students
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$17,437 Net Price
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74% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
39% / 64%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Baton Rouge Louisiana Area
  • Greater New Orleans Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Lafayette Louisiana Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Austin Texas Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Shreveport Louisiana Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Alexandria Louisiana Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
Where Grads Work
  • State of Louisiana
  • Shell
  • Chevron
  • ExxonMobil
  • Ochsner Health System
  • CB&I
  • AT&T
  • Capital One
  • Entergy
  • US Army
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Halliburton
  • Jacobs
  • Deloitte
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Research
  • Healthcare Services
  • Media and Communication
  • Program and Project Management
  • Consulting
  • Arts and Design
  • Marketing
  • Legal
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
500 - 620
530 - 650
1100 - 1320
23 - 31
22 - 27
23 - 29

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 24,280 10,120 14,160
% Admitted 74% 73% 75%
% Admits That Enroll 32% 35% 31%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.43
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (25%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (17%)
    Health Professions (15%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (12%)
    Psychology (11%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
    English Language & Literature (4%)
    Education (3%)
    History (1%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    Physical Sciences (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$11,950 $27,491
    Books & Supplies$1,160 $1,160
    Cost of Living$11,830 $11,830
    Personal Expenses$5,420 $5,420
    Sticker Price$30,360 $45,611

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    96% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship93%$11,821
    Federal Grants24%$4,740
    Pell Grants24%$4,698
    Other Federal1%$2,058
    State & Local Grants78%$7,417
    Institutional Grants61%$6,481
    Student Loans36%$6,626
    Federal Loans35%$5,600
    Other Loans3%$14,349

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $558 Million $18,019

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $21,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $13,071 $223

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.4%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 7,376 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $50,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.91 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 39% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 9 2
    Fondling 2 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 3 -
    Aggravated Assault 7 1
    Burglary 52 24
    Motor Vehicle Theft 18 -
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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