Tool | December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 8%
Applicants who took ACT: 92%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 26%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 8%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 34%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 29%
SAT I Math score 700+: 9%
SAT I Math score 600+: 39%
ACT score 24-29: 54%
ACT score 30-36: 15%
ACT score 24+: 69%
Students applied: 17,429
Students admitted: 13,480
Admission rate: 77%
Students per faculty: 23
4-year graduation rate: 41%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 26,156
Full-time enrolled men: 11,298
Full-time enrolled women: 12,304
Part-time enrolled men: 1,313
Part-time enrolled women: 1,241
Freshmen retained: 85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $8,038
Fees (in state): $2,776
Tuition (out of state): $24,715
Fees (out of state): $2,776
Room and board: $11,540
Est. book expense: $1,160
Total cost (in state): $23,514
Total cost (out of state): $40,191
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$12,627
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$19,418
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,304
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$36,095
Average debt at graduation: $24,509

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 68%
Average need-based aid: $10,887
Average non-need-based aid: $4,096

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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