All you need to know about the Louisiana State University

April 2020, 24

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

webmaster@lsu.edu

Contact details:

http://www.lsu.edu/about/requestinfo.php


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About the University

The university was established in the year 1853 under the name of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy.

It now occupies 650 acres of land on the banks of the river Mississippi.


Courses offered

The university has variety of courses offered by its graduation schools and colleges.


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College of Agriculture

It trains the students with the career options from food, fabric business and the environment.

lsu.edu/agriculture


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College of Art & Design

The college offers fine arts, history and design courses for the students.

design.lsu.edu


E. J. Ourso College of Business

This college of business offers bachelor's and specialized business and industry leadership courses.

business.lsu.edu


College of the Coast & Environment

This college offers coastal environmental science courses to the students.

lsu.edu/cce


College of Engineering

This college produces the successful engineering and construction management graduates in variety of fields.

lsu.edu/eng


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College of Human Sciences & Education

This college offer undergraduate and graduation course in Human science with career preparation.

lsu.edu/chse


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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

This college has excellent teachers and students are offered with undergraduate research projects, study abroad programs, service-learning courses, and internships of Social science courses.

lsu.edu/hss


Manship School of Mass Communication

The Manship School is in the ranks of the country's strongest programs offering mass communication courses preparing a new world of communicators.

lsu.edu/manship


College of Music & Dramatic Arts

This college has school of music and school of theatre which brings up the best artists with the values faculty.

lsu.edu/cmda


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College of Science

This college offers research and graduate studies in various fields of sciences and contributes ground breaking researchers to the society.

lsu.edu/science


School of Veterinary Medicine

The school is one of the top clinical training facilities in the nation dedicated to the cure and saving the life of animals.

lsu.edu/vetmed


Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College

It is developed for building the student's ability in analytical thinking, solving the problems and effective communication both inside and outside the classroom.

honors.lsu.edu


University College

This college helps with the returning or transfer students with their admissions to a degree-granting senior colleges on the campus.

lsu.edu/ucollege


LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center

The college offers only Juris Doctor/graduate diploma in comparative law.

law.lsu.edu


Graduate School

The school offers more than 120 degree programs with the advancement of career.

lsu.edu/graduateschool.

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LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans

It has an excellent health care centre and offers medicine and health science courses through six schools and 12 Centers of Excellence.

lsuhsc.edu


LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport

It offers graduate studies, medicine with two state-designated centers of excellence.

lsuhscshreveport.edu


LSU Online

This offers variety of online courses for working professionals as well as students.

lsuonline.lsu.edu


Applying for admission

The students can apply via the link

http://www.lsu.edu/admission/apply.php

There are separate applications for undergraduate, graduate, online courses, continuing courses, laboratory courses and leisure classes.

The application deadline in January 01.

The students should pay a non-refundable application fee of $50.


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Competitive test score requirements

TOEFL score(paper based exam) -550

TOEFL score(Internet based exam)-79

TOEFL scores require LSU’s school code of 6373.

IELTS score-6.5 (or)

PTE score of at least 59

SAT-480 on the English/Critical Reading section (or)

ACT-20 on the English Section


GRE and GMAT score requirements is determined by the specific program and department. For department websites use the link

http://www.lsu.edu/graduateschool/prospective-students/programs/a-z.php


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Fee structure

The fee for graduate students vary with the period of admission-early spring, fall, early summer etc.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17jHh9SXzAYcUjlKewJj85b9DRYZr-6d-/view?usp=drivesdk

Other than tuition fee various fee are collected for the student and university welfare.

http://www.lsu.edu/bgtplan/Tuition-Fees/glossary.php

The link guides with the details of fee charged for the welfare.


Financial aid and scholarships

Usually the university provides financial aid for the students that could cover their fees merely.

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/index.php


Types of aids:

Federal loans

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_aid/types_of_federal_loans.php

Private loans

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_aid/private_loan_information/index.php

Work study

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_aid/work_study.php

Grants

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_aid/grants.php

Hardship exemptions

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_aid/hardship_exemptions.php


Applying for financial aid:

  1. The student should apply to the university before applying for financial aid.
  2. Then the student should complete the FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid for each academic year.
  3. After completing FAFSA, document verification need to be done.

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/apply_for_aid/steps_to_apply.php


Scholarships:

Scholarships are provided for the students excelling in their academics.


Types of scholarships:

Entering freshman scholarship

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/entering_freshman_scholarships/

Transfer student scholarship

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/transfer_student_scholarships/

Senior college scholarships

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/senior_college_scholarships.php

TOPS

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/tops.php

Academic common market

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/academic_common_market/index.php

Other scholarships

  1. LSU foundation awards

           http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/other_scholarships/lsu_foundation_awards.php

     2. Board of supervisors scholarship

          http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/other_scholarships/board_of_supervisors_scholarship.php

     3. ROTC scholarship

         http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/other_scholarships/rotc_scholarships.php

     4. Legislative Act 353

        http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/other_scholarships/legislative_act_353.php

     5. Additional scholarship opportunities

         http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/other_scholarships/additional_opportunities.php


Applying for scholarships:

The scholarships are applied according to the type, the students wish to afford.

http://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/apply_for_scholarships/index.php


Entering freshman scholarship:

  1. The students should apply to the university.
  2. The test scores should be submitted.
  3. The student should accepted by the university in order to be eligible for the scholarship.


Transfer student scholarship:

  1. The student should apply to the university and submit the official documents.
  2. The student should get accepted by the university.
  3. The scholarship process should be completed as early as possible, till its availability.


Current students:

  1. The students should login to their university account and should complete their scholarship application and submit it.


International students:

Currently the university is not offering international scholarships. The students getting admitted for the first time can avail the Freshmen scholarship and follow its procedures.


Accommodation

http://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/apa/students/incoming-students/housing.php


Living on-campus:

After getting admitted to the university, the students receive mail from the coordinator regarding the instructions for living on-campus. The students should apply and pay $150 deposit.


Living off-campus:

The students can find the accommodation according their wish near the campus for easy transportation.


Temporary housing:

The international students should arrive early to the campus for orientation. So they can avail temporary housing for the period with $10 per night.


Job opportunities

The students at LSU can avail the job opportunities within the university for various positions like faculty, professional and other academic.

The top employers of LSU are

Ernst & Young

Chevron

Halliburton and many other companies.

http://www.lsu.edu/students/careercenter/employers/enrollment-salary/topemployers.php

The salary offered by the companies for the LSU graduates is mentioned in the link

http://www.lsu.edu/students/careercenter/employers/enrollment-salary/startingsalary.php


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