Louisiana State University

country rank  95
world rank  171

Publish your
uniRank University Ranking

University Overview

Founded in 1860, Louisiana State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Baton Rouge (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Louisiana. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Louisiana State University (LSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Louisiana State University (LSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 160 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. LSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

Search Engine New

University Search Engine

search the Louisiana State University's website

University Identity

Name
Acronym LSU
Founded 1860
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 156 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge
70803-2750 Louisiana
United States
Tel +1 (225) 578 3202
Fax +1 (225) 578 4433

Study Areas and Degree Levels


Tip: search for Louisiana State University's courses and programs with the uniRank Search Engine

Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

Tip: search for Louisiana State University's tuition fees with the uniRank Search Engine

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge 70803
(225) 578 1175

Tip: search for Louisiana State University's admission policy with the uniRank Search Engine

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Louisiana State University's Library
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,474,086 physical volumes, 1,145,068 physical media, 7,002 digital/electronic medium and 300 licensed digital/electronic databases. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College's library has 3 branches.
Housing Yes
Louisiana State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 7,667 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

Tip: search for Louisiana State University's facilities and services with the uniRank Search Engine

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

2015


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


Tip: search for Louisiana State University's accreditations with the uniRank Search Engine

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Louisiana State University System (LSU System)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


|



Tip: search for Louisiana State University's faculties or academic divisions with the uniRank Search Engine


Social Media

Online Courses

iTunes U

Not reported


Open Education Global

Not reported


Tip: search for Louisiana State University's online or distance education courses with the uniRank Search Engine


Wikipedia Article

Video Presentation

Not available; please submit an official general video presentation of this higher education institution.


Related Resources

Find out rankings and reviews of all Universities in the United States

Search for courses and scholarships with the uniRank World Universities Search Engine

Explore a list of all recognized Universities in North America by country

Errors and Update

Site last updated: Friday, 2 October 2020