The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Vanderbilt University is a private (not-for-profit) and LSU is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Vanderbilt University has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,966) than LSU ($28,635).
  • It is harder to admit to Vanderbilt University than LSU.
  • Vanderbilt University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,525) than LSU (1,225).
  • Vanderbilt University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than LSU (26).
  • LSU has more students with 34,285 students while Vanderbilt University has 13,537 students.
  • LSU has more full-time faculties with 1,342 faculties while Vanderbilt University has 1,249 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Vanderbilt University and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Vanderbilt UniversityLSU
Vanderbilt Universityvs.LSU
Nashville, TennesseeLocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$56,966Tuition & Fees
In-State$11,958
Out-Of-State$28,635
65% ($44,675)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)81% ($11,784)
$44,675Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,784
10.85 %Acceptance Rates73.92 %
47.06 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.15 %
1,525SAT Score1,225
35ACT Score26
93 %Graduation Rate70 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
96 %Retention Rate86 %
13,537Student Population34,285
1,249Number of Faculties1,342
8 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio22 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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