Louisiana State University

2,863 reviews
  1. Baton Rouge, LA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Louisiana State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
156 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Website

Louisiana State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,409/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,692/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,666/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,992/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,686/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,626/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.205 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.212 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.212 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,195Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 149 responses
Report
  • GEAUX TIGERS
    73%
  • Passionate
    8%
  • Spirit
    7%
  • Tiger
    7%
  • "Where's the coffee!?"
    3%
  • Lazy/ Concerned With Other Things, Not Education
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.251 responses
Poll
55%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.293 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 162 responses
Report
  • Great school spirit
    31%
  • Complete Package
    20%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Beautiful, peaceful and easy environment
    10%
  • Athletics
    8%
  • Spirited
    4%
  • Overpriced for out of state students
    4%

After Louisiana State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.171 responses

Reviews

2,863 reviews
  • Excellent
    638
  • Very Good
    1053
  • Average
    975
  • Poor
    132
  • Terrible
    65
So far my college experience has been great! I have so many opportunities to discover who I want to be and what I want to do. I also have so many resources that help me get through my classes such as SI sessions, study groups, office hours, and fellow classmates. Besides the academic aspect, the social aspect has allowed me to make so many friends that share the same experience I am having. I can talk to anyone and not have to worry about the fact that I am a freshman or that I am still figuring out this whole college thing. People at LSU accept each other and realize that we are all in the same boat. We have each other, we support on another, and we work everyday together to strive for the dream of walking across that stage in those purple robes and caps. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't hesitate to choose LSU because the tradition, motivation, and spirit are what fuels the students on my campus.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Louisiana State University has made my freshman and sophomore year nothing short of fantastic! The campus, the atmosphere, and even the people had me hooked the minute I walked campus. There are so many unique individuals that walk the halls of LSU. I think its awesome that even though everyone is different, we all are proud to be a LSU tiger. The campus is beautiful and easy to learn your way around, contrary to what others say about its size. Some of my favorite experiences are becoming apart of the Greek community, attending Saturday night football games in Death Valley, and making new friends that I never would have made had I not come here. I could not imagine going to college anywhere else.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 20 2015
I love Louisiana State Univ because everyone including students, advisors, and teachers are so nice and easy to talk to. Everyone tries to help you succeed and I feel like I matter to my teachers. I've only completed one semester so far at LSU so I feel as though my favorite experiences have yet to come! I feel like I have so much more to do and be apart of still! However, I must say that LSU is challenging and when I got a B in my biology 1201 class, that was definitely an experience that overjoyed me. I felt that LSU biology class really pushed me and made me work, and I was able to prove to myself that I could handle it all. LSU is unique because although it has a big student body, it stays completely organized and tries to ensure that every individual feels important. If I could apply to colleges all over again I would definitely apply to more than one college, but LSU would still be my choice. LSU would be my choice again because the feeling that I belonged at LSU would still be in my heart and that's a feeling I would choose to follow again.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago