Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (LSU)

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College can be found in Baton Rouge, LA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College enrolls around thirty two thousand students annually.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1080 (25th percentile) - 1310 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 23 (25th percentile) - 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to LSU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the LSU average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. LSU accepts approximately 70% of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, about 34% of students enrolled. When applying historical data, we have projected that the LSU acceptance rate 2021 will be around 69%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at sites01.lsu.edu.

Overall LSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was reported as 74.6% in Fall 2020 with over 24,500 college applications submitted to Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • LSU ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • LSU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for LSU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.4%
  • 2017-2018: 73.9%
  • 2018-2019: 74.2%
  • 2019-2020: 74.6%
  • Projected LSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 69.4%

How Does LSU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southeastern Louisiana University90.2%
University of Louisiana at Lafayette67.9%
Tulane University of Louisiana12.9%
University of Southern Mississippi96.9%
Northwestern State University of Louisiana82.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to LSU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 650
Math530 - 660
Total Score1080 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 32
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
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