LSU Admissions

The application fee is $50 for applying undergraduate school and $50 for graduate school at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$50
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 75.00% and yield is 34.00%. 10,530 men and 13,971 women applied to LSU and 7,792 men and 10,478 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,805 men and 3,353 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 75.00%74.00%75.00%
Yield 34.00%36.00%32.00%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 838 students (14% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 5,272 students (86%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and 25th percentile is 550. The SAT Math score is 660 (75th) and 530 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 88 (75th percentile) and 88 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550650
SAT Math530660
ACT Composite2329
ACT Math2227
ACT English2332
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

LSU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see LSU online application page .
LSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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