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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Overview

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a public institution located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The city atmosphere of Baton Rouge makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Known For?

5,129 Undergraduate Awards
$37,040 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Louisiana State University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Louisiana State University.
  • In 2017-2018, 91% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Louisiana State University with a bachelor's degree make about $50,100 a year. That's 23% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Rankings

Louisiana State University holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Louisiana State University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#49 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#170 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Louisiana State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Materials Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Landscape Architecture Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Architecture & Related Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Business, Management & Marketing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Louisiana State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Communication Sciences College Factual
#3 Best Colleges for Construction Management College Factual
#13 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#33 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#38 Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies College Factual
#81 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College?

Location of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Contact details for Louisiana State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 156 Thomas Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2750
Phone: 225-578-3202
Website: www.lsu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/geauxlsu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lsu

How Do I Get Into Louisiana State University?

You can apply to Louisiana State University online at: sites01.lsu.edu/wp/admissions/become-a-tiger-2/apply/

Admission Requirements for Louisiana State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Louisiana State University?

74% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
Louisiana State University has an acceptance rate of 74%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Louisiana State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College  ( 530 to 640 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College  ( 530 to 650 )
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800
Louisiana State University received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 31. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College  ( 23 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College  ( 22 to 27 )
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ACT Composite Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College  ( 23 to 28 )
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36

Can I Afford Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College?

$37,040 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
4.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Louisiana State University is $37,040. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Louisiana State University, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $6,626 a year. That adds up to $26,504 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Louisiana State University is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

22,726 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,826 undergraduate students at Louisiana State University, with 22,726 being full-time and 3,100 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Louisiana State University

There are also 5,930 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,726 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana State University, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Louisiana State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Louisiana State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,057
Black or African American 3,034
Hispanic or Latino 1,627
White 15,570
International Students 501
Other Races/Ethnicities 937

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 100 countries are represented at Louisiana State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Iran.

Online Learning at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

1,014 Took All Classes Online
7,289 Took At Least One Class Online
19.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at Louisiana State University. In 2017-2018, 7,289 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Louisiana State University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Louisiana State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 19.0%. This is the #937 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Louisiana State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Louisiana State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agricultural Public Services 47%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 6%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Civil Engineering 24%
Construction Management 8%
Education 3%
Engineering 8%
General Education 1%
Human Resource Management 97%
Library & Information Science 40%
Library Science 40%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 19%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 4%
Natural Resources & Conservation 15%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1%
Public Administration & Social Service 36%
Social Work 35%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Louisiana State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Louisiana State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Agricultural Public Services #1
Construction Management #6
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #8
Other Health Professions #11
Library & Information Science #12
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #13
Library Science #15
Social Work #27
Human Resource Management #39
General Education #41
Teacher Education Subject Specific #57
Public Administration & Social Service #67
Educational Administration #80
Teacher Education Grade Specific #83
Education #217
Business Administration & Management #267
Health Professions #297
Business, Management & Marketing #341

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Subject Specific 379 0 57 1 437
Business Administration & Management 248 0 136 7 391
Construction Management 184 97 37 0 318
Communication & Media Studies 283 0 20 10 313
General Biology 272 0 1 17 290
Accounting 180 0 54 4 238
Teacher Education Grade Specific 129 0 86 4 219
General Psychology 182 0 11 11 204
Marketing 203 0 0 0 203
Social Work 0 0 194 5 199
Petroleum Engineering 173 0 15 6 194
Mechanical Engineering 173 0 8 9 190
Finance & Financial Management 176 0 12 0 188
Civil Engineering 153 0 17 15 185
Law 0 0 0 174 174
Chemical Engineering 139 0 3 6 148
Political Science & Government 133 0 4 4 141
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 137 0 0 0 137
Sociology 126 0 7 4 137
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 79 27 30 0 136
Communication Sciences 96 0 32 2 130
Computer Science 110 0 14 5 129
General English Literature 110 0 2 13 125
Health & Physical Education 124 0 0 0 124
Library & Information Science 0 31 75 0 106
Geological & Earth Sciences 63 3 24 11 101
Music 21 0 38 33 92
Electrical Engineering 68 0 12 11 91
History 81 0 5 3 89
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 83 83
General Education 0 23 57 0 80
Fine & Studio Arts 64 0 14 0 78
Industrial Engineering 69 0 5 0 74
Natural Resource Management 71 0 0 0 71
Animal Science 61 0 4 4 69
Human Development & Family Studies 64 0 0 0 64
Mathematics 42 0 9 11 62
Nutrition Science 59 0 0 0 59
Textile & Apparel Studies 47 0 4 4 55
Biomedical Engineering 53 0 0 0 53
Anthropology 40 0 8 0 48
Liberal Arts General Studies 39 0 6 0 45
International Studies 43 0 0 0 43
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 40 0 0 2 42
Drama & Theater Arts 40 0 1 1 42
International Business 41 0 0 0 41
Chemistry 19 0 5 17 41
Romance Languages 29 0 7 4 40
Environmental Engineering 39 0 0 0 39
Geography & Cartography 15 5 8 11 39
Human Resource Management 0 1 35 1 37
Public Administration 0 0 35 0 35
Philosophy 29 0 5 0 34
Natural Resources Conservation 5 0 14 13 32
Economics 8 14 7 2 31
General Architecture 20 0 10 0 30
Business/Managerial Economics 30 0 0 0 30
Agricultural Economics & Business 19 0 6 2 27
Interior Architecture 27 0 0 0 27
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 15 12 27
Landscape Architecture 11 0 14 0 25
Educational Administration 0 2 22 0 24
Physics 11 0 1 12 24
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 20 0 0 0 20
Agricultural Public Services 9 0 5 5 19
Student Counseling 0 0 17 0 17
Computer Engineering 17 0 0 0 17
Food Science Technology 0 0 7 9 16
Agricultural Production 0 0 6 7 13
Allied Health Professions 12 0 0 0 12
Legal Research 0 12 0 0 12
Plant Sciences 10 0 0 0 10
Zoology 0 0 5 5 10
Public Relations & Advertising 0 10 0 0 10
Other Education 0 0 0 8 8
Engineering Science 0 0 3 5 8
Writing Studies 0 0 8 0 8
Statistics 0 0 8 0 8
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 7 0 7
Medical Science 0 0 2 5 7
Public Health 0 1 6 0 7
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 6 0 6
Materials Engineering 0 5 0 0 5
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 1 2 3
Special Education 0 0 3 0 3
Ocean Engineering 0 0 3 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 2 2
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 2 0 0 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2 0 0 0 2
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 1 0 1
Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5,129 233 1,274 582 7,218

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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