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Louisiana State University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Baton Rouge, LA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used in place of an application essay
ACT: Used in place of an application essay

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1146 Pleasant Hall
City, State, Zip
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone
 
Fax
(225) 578-4433
E-mail
admissions@lsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
ACT Composite score of 22 (18 in English and 19 in Math) or SAT Total Score of 1100 (500 in English and 510 in Math) required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 24,280 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 14,160 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 10,120 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,755 (37%) of 18,024 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,754 (35%) of 10,658 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,001 (41%) of 7,366 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.43
3.75 and Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
593 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 23%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 77%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
4%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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