Tool | December 2015

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: 9%
Applicants who took ACT: 91%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 23%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 5%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 29%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 31%
SAT I Math score 700+: 8%
SAT I Math score 600+: 40%
ACT score 24-29: 55%
ACT score 30-36: 16%
ACT score 24+: 70%
Students applied: 16,580
Students admitted: 12,706
Admission rate: 77%
Students per faculty: 22
4-year graduation rate: 39%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 25,572
Full-time enrolled men: 11,213
Full-time enrolled women: 11,982
Part-time enrolled men: 1,253
Part-time enrolled women: 1,124
Freshmen retained: 85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $7,552
Fees (in state): $2,162
Tuition (out of state): $24,715
Fees (out of state): $2,162
Room and board: $11,200
Est. book expense: $1,500
Total cost (in state): $22,414
Total cost (out of state): $39,577
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$12,317
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,316
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,480
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$34,479
Average debt at graduation: $22,294

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 68%
Average need-based aid: $10,097
Average non-need-based aid: $5,098

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

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