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 4 or more years schools.
  • Vanderbilt University has more expensive tuition & fees ($54,158) than LSU ($28,639).
  • It is harder to admit to Vanderbilt University than LSU.
  • Vanderbilt University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,510) than LSU (1,195).
  • Vanderbilt University has higher submitted ACT score (34) than LSU (26).
  • LSU has more students with 30,983 students while Vanderbilt University has 12,824 students.
  • LSU has more full-time faculties with 1,331 faculties while Vanderbilt University has 1,303 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
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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)
$54,158Tuition & Fees
In-State$11,962
Out-Of-State$28,639
67% ($41,444)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)72% ($11,562)
$41,444Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,562
10.85 %Acceptance Rates73.92 %
47.06 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.15 %
1,510SAT Score1,195
34ACT Score26
93 %Graduation Rate68 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate84 %
12,824Student Population30,983
1,303Number of Faculties1,331
7 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio20 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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