Profile: Louisiana State University

Fast Facts

Location:Baton Rouge
On Campus:22%
  • Fall 08/21-12/10
  • Spring 01/11-05/6

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
3%Two or more races

Campus Profile

LSU, founded in 1860, is one of the few land, sea, and space grant universities in the U.S. and has comprehensive curricular offerings and a student body of approximately 25,000. Located in Baton Rouge, LSU's campus is spread over 2,000 acres. Numerous sports facilities, programs in art, music, and theatre, and an active student body provide cultural outlets. Major athletic events in football, baseball, and basketball receive national attention.

Campus Location - Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge is a thriving city that is home to LSU.

Helpful Information - Placement on Plan B is extremely limited. Placement in Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Studio Art is pending portfolio review and can only be done on Plan A.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Animal Sciences, Aquaculture, Crop Science/Management, Dairy Science/Management, Horticulture, Life Sciences, Plant and Soil Systems, Poultry Sciences, Soil Science

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Entomology, Microbiology

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Agribusiness, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Studies, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Film, Journalism, Mass Communication

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Science/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology

Economics: Economics, International Economics

Education: Elementary Education, Mathematics

Engineering: Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Coastal Environmental Studies, Conservation, Conservation Biology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries Science, Fisheries Technology, Landscape Management, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Renewable Natural Resources, Sustainability Studies, Wetlands Management, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Ecology

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Arts

Food Science: Food Science, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

Forestry: Forest Management, Forestry

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Rural Community Development

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Disaster Studies, Kinesiology

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Mathematics, Computer Science, Decision Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Music, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts Administration, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Astrophysics, Chemical Physics, Geophysics, Health Physics, Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Sports Administration, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Law and Society, Rural Sociology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Closed Programs
Communication Disorder Studies, Education Studies, Performing Arts (excluding general education requirements), and Intersession courses.

Additional requirements for access to Biochemistry, Engineering, Business disciplines and Athletic Training. PORTFOLIO REVIEW: Limited enrollment in major courses for Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Studio Art pending portfolio review. Exchange in these majors must be on Plan A. If wanting to exchange in these fields, please have your NSE coordinator contact the LSU NSE coordinator prior to the placement conference. This approval process can take a couple weeks and we cannot accept without departmental approval.

Notable Academic Programs
Landscape Architecture/Design
Coastal Environmental Studies
Wetlands Management
Disaster Studies
Petroleum Engineering

Unique Academic Programs
Wetlands Management
Disaster Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/30/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $280 Year Plan A & B Optional
Health Insurance: $1,395 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $80 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1353 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 002010

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Students are strongly encouraged to live on campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
$2150 for 19 meals/week and $150 PAW points, $2005 for 15 meals/week and $375 PAW points, or $1976 for 12 meals/week and $600 PAW points.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.