Louisiana State University Baton Rouge

United States of America

373rd US-News World Ranking


Established in 1860, the Louisiana State University is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System and is designated as a land grant, sea grant and space grant institution.

The university comprises of 15 Schools & Colleges: College of Agriculture, College of Art & Design, E. J. Ourso College of Business, College of the Coast & Environment, College of Engineering, College of Human Sciences & Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Manship School of Mass Communication, College of Music and Dramatic Arts, College of Science, School of Veterinary Medicine, Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College, University College, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Centre, Graduate School. The most popular majors at Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. 

The total student population at the university is more than 31,500 of which over 26,000 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 23:1 and the acceptance rate is 77%. LSU has a generous financial aid program with 95% of its students receiving financial assistance in one form or the other.

The university is also noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Notable Alumni: Marc W. Buie (Astronomer at Lowell Observatory), Grits Gresham (Outdoorsman, author, sportsman, co-host of ABC's-The American Sportsman), Sam Hoger (Appeared on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, retired professional MMA fighter)

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The African and African American Studies Program (AAAS) at Louisiana State University (LSU) is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. As an interdisciplinary program, Black Studies emerged in the 1960s as an outgrowth of the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movements and the demand for scholarly recognition and engagement in the life experiences and perspectives of peoples of Africa and African descent. AAAS mission is to promote critical thinking and challenge students to attain the highest levels of intellectual achievement and personal development through the study of ideas, practices, theories and experiences of Africans, African Americans, and other diasporic communities. To fulfill LSU mission, AAAS is comprised of a visionary and diverse faculty whose work commands a range of expertise and focuses on history, ethnicity, and gender, social, cultural, political, religious and literary studies.

Official high school transcript, Typical SAT scores: Math (510-640), Critical reading (510-620), ACT Composite (23-28), Average GPA 3.43

Business, Academics, Advocacy, Politics, Government, Publishing, Arts, Research.

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A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is offered in anthropology.Because it is a broad study of mankind, studentsmajoring in anthropology are urged to take courses inthe sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.Anthropologists study humankind, past and present, pullingin expertise in fields ranging from biology to sociology.Students enrolled in anthropology focus their studies intoone of four focus areas: Physical Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Archaeology, Linguistics.

Official high school transcript, Typical SAT scores: Math (510-640), Critical reading (510-620), ACT Composite (23-28), Average GPA 3.43

Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Forensic specialist, High school teacher, Surveyor, Editor, Medical researcher.

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A student with a background in communication has the knowledge, skills, and experience to devise any career plan of choice. Certain fundamental skills, such as the ability to communicate orally and in writing, provide the essentials for any career. Employers desire employees with good communication skills.Communication Studies majors are prepared to enter a variety of careers because of the broad applicability of the skills they develop. Some of those skills and abilities are:-informing/explaining-message formats-organizing networks-communication auditscritical thinking

Official high school transcript, Typical SAT scores: Math (510-640), Critical reading (510-620), ACT Composite (23-28), Average GPA 3.43

Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication, Social Worker, Speech Writer, Spokesperson, Teacher, Trainer / Corporate Trainer.

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Students majoring in geography may earn either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Students interested in mapping sciences or physical geography normally enter the B.S. program, and those interested in human geography enter the B.A. program. Candidates for the bachelors degree with a major in geography must complete a curriculum of 30 semester hours for the B.A. and 36 semester hours for the B.S., consisting of nine hours of core courses.

Official high school transcript, Typical SAT scores: Math (510-640), Critical reading (510-620), ACT Composite (23-28), Average GPA 3.43

Cartographer, Commercial/residential surveyor, Environmental consultant, Geographical information systems officer, Planning and development surveyor, Secondary school teacher, Town planner.

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Now is a great time to be in advertising because the rise of digital is bringing about tremendous change in the field. LSU concentration focuses on both the art and science of advertising by developing skills in marketing, research, media, social networking and creative planning and execution. Students who are interested in advertising should look for opportunities to develop their writing, creative and leadership skills. The Manship School s advertising curriculum is unique in that it focuses on digital branding. Whereas other programs offer digital as an add-on, they ve made it the backbone of their curriculum. As such students gain a solid foundation in traditional advertising strategies, while also learning to think about, design and implement advertising campaigns across various digital and social media platforms such as mobile apps, twitter and digital outdoor.

Official high school transcript, Typical SAT scores: Math (510-640), Critical reading (510-620), ACT Composite (23-28), Average GPA 3.43

Account development and management, Media analysis, Research, Sales, Copywriting, Advertising design, Sales promotion.

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a) University online application

b) $40 application fee.

c) Official high school transcript

d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Typical SAT scores: Math (510-640), Critical reading (510-620), ACT Composite (23-28)

f) Average GPA 3.43

g) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

h) Acceptance rate: 77% (2015)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Undergraduate: USD 28,630

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living is USD 20,300 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: Spring-December 1, Fall/Summer-April 15

Graduate: Spring-November 1, Fall- June 15, Summer-April 15

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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