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Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College: Narrative Description

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE I-9

Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Tel: (225)578-3202
Admissions: (225)578-1175
Fax: (225)578-4433
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Louisiana State University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1860. Setting: 2,000-acre urban campus with easy access to New Orleans. Endowment: $259.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $106.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6641 per student. Total enrollment: 32,241. Faculty: 1,475 (1,293 full-time, 182 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 11,077 applied, 78% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 80% from top half. 32 National Merit Scholars, 150 valedictorians. Full-time: 24,363 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 2,024 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 89 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 7% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, members of the National Student Exchange, Baton Rouge Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1030, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $2855 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $9655 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1371 full-time. College room and board: $5882. College room only: $3540. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 335 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: intramural athletics, student political organizations, student professional organizations, religious organizations. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Student Disability Week, Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense education, crime prevention programs. 7,574 college housing spaces available; 6,200 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Troy H. Middleton Library plus 7 others with 1.4 million books, 5.4 million microform titles, 24,304 serials, 24,788 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $11.8 million. 7,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Baton Rouge, with a metropolitan-area population of more than 500,000, is the capital of Louisiana, the state's second largest port for ocean-going vessels, and the fifth largest inland port in the nation. A rich mixture of French, Spanish, and English cultures reflects Baton Rouge's history. Geographically, Baton Rouge is the center of South Louisiana's main cultural and recreational attractions. New Orleans is 80 miles to the southeast; the Feliciana parishes, noted for their antebellum homes, are less than an hour's drive to the north; and to the west lies the Acadian-French country of bayous, lakes, and marshes. Baton Rouge's industry is widely diversified. It is a major petrochemical center, as well as a center for banking and financial services and a major retail center. Cultural organizations include the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Baton Rouge Ballet, and community theater groups. Baton Rouge has many recreation centers, golf courses, and parks. Mild temperatures make outdoor activities possible and enjoyable throughout the year.

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