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About LSU
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Enrollment: 30,985
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 221,599
Climate: 16.8°C - 33.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #153
International Student Rate: 1.9%

Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a top 100 public university with a dedicated focus on student involvement, research opportunities and experiential learning. At LSU, you will learn with purpose and strengthen your connections with your community on campus and beyond.

Why LSU

With more than 330 fields of study including 70 majors, LSU students have their choice of several top programs and opportunities for hands-on experience working alongside world-class faculty. Top-ranked and popular programs include business, engineering, petroleum engineering and STEM.

  • #72 Top Public Schools —U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #3 Undergraduate Petroleum Engineering Programs —U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #69 MBA Programs —U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #93 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs —U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #1 Landscape Architecture Program —Design Intelligence, 2018
  • $75,000–$110,000 starting salary potential for engineering graduates—Graduate Student Survey, 2015-2016
  • 1 of only 30 U.S. universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status
Roar with Your Fellow Tigers
  • 500+ student organizations, clubs and honor societies
  • 3 theaters on campus and an active arts scene
  • 16 Division I sports teams including football, basketball, baseball and soccer
  • 100,000+ fans cheer on the top-ranked football team at Tigers Stadium
  • Student Recreation Complex and Healthy Lifestyle program focus on wellness
Baton Rouge’s Southern Charm

LSU’s beautiful campus is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s state capital and a cultural crossroads between the Cajun country of Lafayette and the internationally known city of New Orleans.

  • #4 Best Quality of Life—Business Facilities, 2016
  • #13 Best City for New College Graduates—Money Magazine, 2017
  • #8 Most Diverse Economy—EMSI, 2018
  • Enjoy more than 180+ parks close to the Mississippi River
  • 900+ restaurants with a variety of multicultural foods
Weather & Climate

Baton Rouge, located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the southeastern U.S., enjoys a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and mild winters.

Nearby New Orleans

A melting pot of cultures, flavors, architecture and sounds, the historic city of New Orleans— just 80 miles from LSU—is the birthplace of jazz music and home of Mardi Gras. Nicknamed “The Big Easy,” this Southern city is a major tourist destination thanks to its energetic nightlife, music scene and food culture.

  • #1 City to Visit in the World—The New York Times, 2018
  • One of the World’s Best Cities—Travel + Leisure, 2018
  • Best Food City in North or South America—TripAdvisor
  • Explore the historic French Quarter and snack on beignets and Creole favorites
  • Find your rhythm at the iconic Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras with colorful crowds
  • Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art and a history lesson at the National World War II Museum
  • Stroll the Audubon Nature Institute, City Park or one of the many famed cemeteries

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
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Undergraduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Agriculture

Agricultural Business

Agribusiness Finance

Food Industry Management

International Business

Rural Development

Without Concentration

Agricultural and Extension Education

Extension and Non-formal Education

Teaching in Formal Education

Animal, Dairy and Poultry Science

Animal Sciences

Dairy Foods Technology

Dairy Production

Poultry Science

Pre-veterinary Medicine

Science and Technology

Environmental Management Systems

Environmental Analysis and Risk Management

Policy Analysis

Resource Conservation

Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Conservation Biology

Ecological Restoration

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Forest Enterprise

Forest Resource Management

Pre-Veterinary Medicine — Wildlife and Fisheries

Wetland Science

Wildlife Ecology

Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Dietetics

Food Science and Technology

Nutrition, Health, and Society

Nutritional Sciences/Pre-Medicine

Plant and Soil Systems

Agricultural Pest Management/ Entomology

Agricultural Pest Management/ Plant Pathology

Crop Science

Horticulture Science

Soil Science

Sustainable Production Systems

Turf and Landscape Management

Urban Entomology

Textiles/Apparel/Merchandising

Apparel Design

Merchandising

Textile Science

College of Art & Design

Architecture

Interior Design

Lanscape Architecture

Studio Art

Digital Art

Graphic Design

Studio Art

E. J. Ourso College of Business

Economics

Empirical Economic Analysis

Without Concentration

Finance

General Business

Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Business Intelligence

Information Technology

International Trade and Finance

Empirical Economic Analysis

Without Concentration

Management

Human Resource Management

International Management

Strategic Leadership.

Marketing

Professional Sales

Without Concentration

College of the Coast & Environment

Coastal Environmental Science

Applied Coastal Environmental Science

Environmental Health (3+2 Program)

Environmental Science and Research

College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Environmental

Biological Engineering

Biomolecular

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Materials

Mechanical Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Without Concentration

Computer Science

Cloud Computing and Networking

Computer Science and Second Discipline

Data Science and Analytics

Software Engineering

College of Human Sciences & Education

Athletic Training

Child and Family Studies

Dual-Certification General/Special Education:

Grades 1-5

Elementary Grades Education

4-year Teacher Certification

5-year Certification with Master’s Degree (Holmes Certification)

Human Resource Education

Human Resource and Leadership Development

Kinesiology

Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education

Human Movement Science

Sports Studies

Physical Activity

Sports Administration

Sport Commerce

Sport Leadership

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Anthropology

Communication Disorders

Communication Studies

Economics

Empirical Economic Analysis

Without Concentration

English

Creative Writing

Literature

Secondary Education

Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture

French

Secondary Education

Without Concentration

Geography

Disaster Science and Management

Environmental Studies

Geographic Information Science

Without Concentration

History

Secondary Education

Without Concentration

Interdisciplinary Studies

Individualized Studies

International Studies

Africa

Asia

Environment and Development

Europe

Global Cultures

Global Diplomacy

Global Studies

Latin America

Middle East

Liberal Arts

African and African American Studies

Art History

Classical Civilization

Film and Media Arts

Religious Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies

Philosophy

Law, Ethics, and Social Justice

Psychology

Without Concentration

Political Science

American Government and Politics

Campaigns and Elections

Comparative Government and Politics

International Politics and Law

Law and Legal Systems

Political Analysis

Political Theory

Public Policy

Race and Politics

Without Concentration

Sociology

Criminology

Without Concentration

Spanish

Secondary Education

Without Concentration

Manship School of Mass Communication

Mass Communication

Digital Advertising

Journalism

Political Communication

Public Relations

College of Music & Dramatic Arts

Music, BA

Experimental Music and Digital Media

Jazz

Without Concentration

Music, BM

Brass

Composition

Organ

Percussion

Piano Pedagogy

Piano Performance

String

Voice

Woodwind

Music, BME

Instrumental

Vocal

Theatre

Arts Administration

Design/Technology

Film and Television

Performance

Physical Theatre

Theatre Studies

College of Science

Biochemistry

Biological Sciences

Marine Biology

Secondary Education

Without Concentration

Chemistry

Biological Chemistry

Chemical Physics

Chemistry

Chemistry and Second Discipline

Environmental Chemistry

Materials

Polymers

Pre-Professional Chemistry

Secondary Education

Geology

Environmental Geology

Geology

Geophysics

Mathematics

Actuarial Science

Computational Mathematics

Math and Second Discipline

Mathematical Statistics

Mathematics

Secondary Education

Microbiology

Physics

Astronomy

Medical Physics

Physics

Physics and Second Discipline

Secondary Education

University College Center for Advising & Counseling

Pre-Health Programs ( non-degree)*

Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science

Pre-Dental Hygiene

Pre-Dental Lab Technician

Pre-Medical Technology

Pre-Medicine

Pre-Nursing

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Physician Assistant

Pre-Physical Therapy

Dates & Costs

Spring 2020

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator (2 Semesters)Extended Accelerator
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English Language
Varies
Application Deadline*December 13, 2019December 13, 2019December 13, 2019December 13, 2019
Move-in DateJanuary 5, 2020January 5, 2020January 5, 2020January 5, 2020
Program Start DateJanuary 5, 2020January 5, 2020January 5, 2020January 5, 2020
Progression IntoYear 2Year 2Year 2Extended Accelerator

Summer 2020

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English Language
Application Deadline*May 8, 2020May 8, 2020May 8, 2020
Move-in DateJune 2, 2020June 2, 2020June 2, 2020
Program Start DateJune 2, 2020June 2, 2020June 2, 2020
Progression IntoYear 2Year 2Extended Accelerator

Fall 2020

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic
Accelerator
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English Language
Varies
Application Deadline*August 1, 2019August 1, 2019August 1, 2019August 1, 2019
Move-in DateAugust 18, 2020August 18, 2020August 18, 2020August 18, 2020
Program Start DateAugust 26, 2020August 26, 2020August 18, 2020August 18, 2020
Progression IntoYear 2Year 2Year 2Extended Accelerator

Estimated Costs - 2020

International Direct and Academic Accelerator Program (2 Semesters)*

Tuition and Fees*$22,600 – $28,800 USD
Housing$8,400 USD
Meal plan$4,200-$4,700 USD
Health insurance$2,000 USD
Total$37,200-$43,900

Extended Accelerator Program (3 terms)*

Tuition and Fees*$34,700 USD
Housing$11,400 USD
Meal plan$4,950-$5,450 USD
Health insurance$2,000 USD
Total$53,050 – $53,550 USD
In need of additional English courses before enrolling in the Extended Academic Accelerator Program?

Enroll in the pre-sessional English language program, the English Language + Orientation Program (ELOP).

Estimated tuition for recommended 16-week term: $6,500; 8-week session: $3,250.

After completion of the pre-sessional English program, students will enter and pay tuition for the Accelerator Program.

Students interested in the ELOP may be eligible for a later start date. Please speak with your LSU Global recruiter or refer to outreach.lsu.edu/Enrichment/ELOP/Dates-And-Costs for more information.

**8-week ELOP sessions are also available for students. Click here for more information.

*Tuition, fees and costs are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

LSU Global students may pursue any of the 140 undergraduate degree options offered. However, many degree programs have unique entry and progression requirements based on academic background and performance.

Have a question about a specific degree? Our admissions team would be happy to help.

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English
(8- or 16-week sessions)
Minimum GPA3.02.52.52.5
Minimum TOEFL®7968, no subscore
below 14
60, no subscore
below 12
<60
Minimum IELTS™6.55.5, no subscore below 5.05.0, no subscore below 4.5<5.0
ITEPN/A3.5, no subscore
below 3.0
3.0, no subscore below 2.52.5-2.9
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About LSU
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Enrollment: 30,985
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 221,599
Climate: 16.8°C - 33.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #153
International Student Rate: 1.9%
"I’ve had a lot of people helping me — both other students and the LSU Global staff — if I don’t understand something, so it’s been a very easy process for me with lots of people helping guide me."
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