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
Admission Informationsites01.lsu.edu/wp/admissions/
Online Applicationsites01.lsu.edu/wp/admissions/become-a-tiger-2/apply/
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 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 74.00% and yield is 32.00%. 10,120 men and 14,160 women applied to LSU and 7,388 men and 10,620 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,586 men and 3,292 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants24,28010,12014,160
Admitted17,9677,38810,620
Enrolled5,7492,5863,292
Acceptance Ratio 74.00%73.00%75.00%
Yield 32.00%35.00%31.00%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 690 students (12% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 5,115 students (88%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 640 and 25th percentile is 540. The SAT Math score is 650 (75th) and 530 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 87 (75th percentile) and 87 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540640
SAT Math530650
ACT Composite2329
ACT Math2227
ACT English2331
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) and Completion of College Preparatory Program 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
RecommendationsConsidered but not Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended