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Best Values in Colleges

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (Baton Rouge, LA)

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is ranked 70 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 257 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 9%
Applicants who took ACT 91%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+5%
600-69923%
600+29%

SAT Math Score

700+8%
600-69931%
600+40%

ACT Score

30-3616%
24-2955%
24+70%

Students applied16,580
Students admitted12,706
Admission rate77%

Students per faculty22

4-year graduation rate39%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$7,552
Fees$2,162
Room and board$11,200
Estimated book expense$1,500
Total cost$22,414

Cost after need-based aid$12,317
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,316

Average debt at graduation$22,294

Out of State

Tuition$24,715
Fees$2,162
Room and board$11,200
Estimated book expense$1,500
Total cost$39,577

Cost after need-based aid$29,480
Cost after non-need-based aid$34,479

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$45,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met68%
Average need-based aid$10,097
Average non-need-based aid$5,098

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment25,572

Full-Time

Men11,213
Women11,982

Part-Time

Men1,253
Women1,124

Freshmen retained85%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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