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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?

22,060 Full-Time Undergraduates
$15,428 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 one 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.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Louisiana State University is ranked #294 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. It is also ranked #2 out of 24 schools in Louisiana.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Louisiana State University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Louisiana State University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 185
Best Colleges for Veterans 202
Best Colleges 294
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 345
Best Colleges for Diversity 365
Best Colleges for the Money 674

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College  ( 530 to 650 )
200
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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36
ACT Composite Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36

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

$15,428 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
4.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Louisiana State University is $15,428. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Louisiana State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,809 $13,088 $17,667 $20,409 $20,730

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

22,060 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,444 undergraduate students at Louisiana State University, with 22,060 being full-time and 3,384 being part-time.

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

There are also 5,417 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,060 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana State University, 48% are male and 52% 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 942
Black or African American 2,627
Hispanic or Latino 1,386
White 15,870
International Students 512
Other Races/Ethnicities 723

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College awarded 10,258 undergraduate degrees and 3,712 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 180 54 4
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 19 6 2
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 1 0
Agricultural Production 0 0 6 7
Agricultural Public Services 0 9 5 5
Allied Health Professions 0 12 0 0
Animal Science 0 61 4 4
Anthropology 0 40 8 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 40 0 2
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 6 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 53 0 0
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 1 2
Business Administration & Management 0 248 136 7
Business/Managerial Economics 0 30 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 139 3 6
Chemistry 0 19 5 17
Civil Engineering 0 153 17 15
Communication & Media Studies 0 283 20 10
Communication Sciences 0 96 32 2
Computer Engineering 0 17 0 0
Computer Science 0 110 14 5
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 7 0
Construction Management 0 184 37 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 15 12
Drama & Theater Arts 0 40 1 1
Economics 0 8 7 2
Educational Administration 0 0 22 0
Electrical Engineering 0 68 12 11
Engineering Science 0 0 3 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 2 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 39 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 2 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 176 12 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 64 14 0
Food Science Technology 0 0 7 9
General Architecture 0 20 10 0
General Biology 0 272 1 17
General Education 0 0 57 0
General English Literature 0 110 2 13
General Psychology 0 182 11 11
Geography & Cartography 0 15 8 11
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 63 24 11
Health & Physical Education 0 124 0 0
History 0 81 5 3
Human Development & Family Studies 0 64 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 35 1
Industrial Engineering 0 69 5 0
Interior Architecture 0 27 0 0
International Business 0 41 0 0
International Studies 0 43 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 11 14 0
Law 0 0 0 174
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 39 6 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 75 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 2
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 79 30 0
Marketing 0 203 0 0
Mathematics 0 42 9 11
Mechanical Engineering 0 173 8 9
Medical Science 0 0 2 5
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 20 0 0
Music 0 21 38 33
Natural Resource Management 0 71 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 5 14 13
Nutrition Science 0 59 0 0
Ocean Engineering 0 0 3 0
Other Education 0 0 0 8
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 137 0 0
Petroleum Engineering 0 173 15 6
Philosophy 0 29 5 0
Physics 0 11 1 12
Plant Sciences 0 10 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 133 4 4
Public Administration 0 0 35 0
Public Health 0 0 6 0
Romance Languages 0 29 7 4
Social Work 0 0 194 5
Sociology 0 126 7 4
Special Education 0 0 3 0
Statistics 0 0 8 0
Student Counseling 0 0 17 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 129 86 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 379 57 1
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 47 4 4
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 83
Writing Studies 0 0 8 0
Zoology 0 0 5 5
Total 0 10,258 2,548 1,164

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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