Louisiana State University--Alexandria

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8100 Highway 71 S

Alexandria, LA 71302

Phone: (318) 473-6417
2013-2014 Tuition
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rolling admission

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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Louisiana State University--Alexandria is a public institution that was founded in 1960. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,407, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 2,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Louisiana State University--Alexandria's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,617 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $9,400 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) offers Central Louisiana access to affordable baccalaureate and associate degrees in a caring environment that challenges students to seek excellence in and bring excellence to their studies and their lives. LSUA is committed to a reciprocal relationship of enrichment with the diverse community it serves. Located in rural central Louisiana, LSUA is the only public institution in Louisiana exclusively dedicated to undergraduate education. One hundred percent of the university's resources are committed to undergraduate students and their success. The new Multi Purpose Academic Center opening fall 2011 will enable students to learn, study, and grow in a state-of-the-art facility. Over 72,000 sq.ft. of classroom, theatre, music, art, and faculty office space will allow LSUA students to truly experience some of the best learning space in the state. Faculty and staff are committed to student success and work diligently to ensure student's have access to resources needed to succeed in college. There is an on-campus writing lab where students can get assistance with writing papers, and the math and biology departments offer free tutoring by faculty and outstanding students. Licensed personal counselors, professional career and academic counselors, and professional advisors ensure students get off to a good start. Faculty advisors get to know students and mentor them as they learn and take classes in their chosen discipline. The entire campus has wireless Internet access and all classrooms, offices, computer labs, and housing spaces - including common rooms and private bedrooms, have high-speed wired connections to the Internet. The Oaks apartment complex is the on campus residence facility. It contains four apartment buildings made up of one, two, and four-bedroom units complemented by an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor basketball court, beach volleyball court, barbecue space, and an activity center with a game room, computer lab, vending, and laundry facilities. Student life includes a variety of student organizations and offices that host different events. Some of the most popular include the Student Government crawfish boil, the Ms. LSUA pageant, and the Mardi Gras parade. The LSUA Fitness Center has an Olympic-size indoor pool, weight room, and basketball court. Adjacent athletic facilities include a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, and jogging trail. LSUA competes in the NAIA conference in men's baseball and women's softball. Players excel on the field and in the classroom. LSUA makes a difference in the lives of students. Come learn with us! Your future is our future!

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1960
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $12,507,217


When applying to Louisiana State University--Alexandria, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 30. The application fee at Louisiana State University--Alexandria is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 30

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Louisiana State University--Alexandria is 15:1, and the school has 60.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Louisiana State University--Alexandria include: Business Administration and Management, General; General Studies; Psychology, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and History, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 56.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 3%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 22%
General Studies 20%
Psychology, General 11%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 9%
History, General 8%

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Student Life

Louisiana State University--Alexandria has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,407, with a gender distribution of 30.4 percent male students and 69.6 percent female students. Louisiana State University--Alexandria is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,430
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Louisiana State University--Alexandria offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and day care. Louisiana State University--Alexandria also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Louisiana State University--Alexandria, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Louisiana State University--Alexandria.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Louisiana State University--Alexandria, 67.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,455.

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In-state tuition and fees $4,617 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $9,400 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,350 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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