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Louisiana State University of Alexandria

Alexandria, LA



  1. Small Liberal Arts College in Louisiana
  2. Small faculty to student ratio
  3. Campus on a former plantation with beautiful trees

About This Campus

LSUA offers a wide array of degrees in numerous sought after fields. Students can choose from English, Biology, Religion and Communication Studies with a wide array of concentrations that will allow the student to be successful when applying to professional programs. Additional programs include Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing. Other majors are Criminal Justice, Long Term Care Administration, General Studies, History, Mathematics, and Chemistry. LSUA is also home to a vibrant theatre department that produces several productions throughout the year and participation is open to all students. Students can take advantage of our low professor to student ratio and work closely with faculty on their scholarly research. We have a Scholar Day every year for students to present.

Location Information

LSUA is located in the heart Louisiana. Thanks to its central location, LSUA is only a 3-hour drive to New Orleans – a much-loved tourist and historical site, and a 2-hour drive to the state capital of Baton Rouge. LSUA is also close to many plantation homes. Of special interest is the Epps House that is located on the LSUA campus. The city also hosts vibrant Mardi Gras festivities each year and the Carnival season is kicked off with LSUA’s own Mardi Gras parade.

Helpful Information

We welcome Plan A and Plan B. It is easy to secure a placement. Commuting from off campus is dependent upon finding an apartment to rent. On campus house can be arranged for the term only or for a full year.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Alexandria
Population | 200,000
Enrollment | 3,600
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/10
Spring | 01/18-05/13

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 1%
Black | 14%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Two or more | 0%
White | 80%
Other | 2%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Rad Tech

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African American Studies
  • Art
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Kinesiology
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Secondary Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/29/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $3442.95.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 21
  • Home Payment: 21

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002011

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $250.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes: Transportation depends if a student is living off campus so that will be up to the student. Textbook rentals vary greatly and this is not required.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/29/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $2035.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
if a student applies early enough there is dorm space.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1585.00 declining balance plan.


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/29/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


  • Health records due by: 08/21
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Meningococcal

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