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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was awarded 114 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication sciences.

Overall Quality

Louisiana State University is ranked #294 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 24 colleges in Louisiana, Louisiana State University is ranked at #2.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Louisiana State University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Louisiana State University is a good fit for you.

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

ACT Composite Scores for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College  ( 23 to 28 )
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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 91%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  91 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Louisiana State University this rate is 38%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Louisiana State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 25,233 undergraduates at Louisiana State University with 22,418 being full-time and 2,815 being part-time.

Louisiana State University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 89.64 out of 100, Louisiana State University is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  89.64 out of 100
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How Much Does Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Cost?

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.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Louisiana State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

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How Much Money Do Louisiana State University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Louisiana State University make around $50,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Louisiana State University students since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a public institution situated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Baton Rouge is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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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

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 90 majors graduated from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Of these students, 5,129 received undergraduate degrees and 1,856 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 379 $28,800
Communication & Media Studies 283 $34,800
General Biology 272 $23,300
Business Administration & Management 248 $41,000
Marketing 203 $38,100
Construction Management 184 $65,400
General Psychology 182 $29,200
Accounting 180 $55,200
Finance & Financial Management 176 $55,200
Petroleum Engineering 173 $52,500

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Online Learning at Louisiana State University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 7,289 students took at least one online class at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. This is an increase from the 6,815 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,289 1,014
2016-2017 6,815 822
2015-2016 5,915 619
2014-2015 5,032 487
2013-2014 4,508 526

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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