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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-2750 Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Phone: (225) 578-3202
  • General Information
    About Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

    Welcome to Louisiana State University, home of the "Fighting Tigers" and their Bengal tiger mascot, Mike VI. LSU is the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana and is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. Since 1860, LSU has served the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation, and the world through extensive, multipurpose programs encompassing instruction, research, and public service. The University brings in more than $150 million annually in outside research grants and contracts, a significant factor for the Louisiana economy.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 15,093
    Percent Admitted 73%
    Men Admitted 72%
    Women Admitted 74%
    Full Time Retention Rate 84%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 520 635
      Math 550 650
      Writing 490 600
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 23 28
      English 23 29
      Math 21 27
      Writing 22 27
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 31,427
    Native American 146.0
    Asian 957.0
    African American 2,964.0
    Hispanic 919.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 22,144
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 4,508

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