Louisiana State University--Shreveport

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Shreveport, LA 71115

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Phone: (318) 797-5000
Students
4,124
enrolled
41%
male /
59%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
86.3%
accepted

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Summary

Louisiana State University--Shreveport is a public institution that was founded in 1967. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,124, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

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

LSUS was established in 1967. LSUS held its first session on September 21, 1967. LSUS held its first graduation ceremony in 1972, for the first LSUS graduates. LSUS has a current student population of 4,562, and has seen over 75,000 students pass through its doors. LSUS has an annual impact on the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area economy of over $46 million. LSUS has one of the highest percentages of faculty with terminal degrees (83%). LSUS has the lowest student/teacher ratios (21 to 1) of any public university in Louisiana. LSUS faculty and staff have generated over $20 million in grants in the past five years. LSUS's Noel Memorial Library has 250,000 volumes, 2,000 journals and 300 online electronic databases in its main collection. LSUS is home to the first U.S. Olympic Committee-sponsored USA Weightlifting Development Center. LSUS Student Activities sponsors more than forty extra-curricular clubs and organizations throughout campus.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1967
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $16,224,440

Applying

When applying to Louisiana State University--Shreveport, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Louisiana State University--Shreveport is $10. It has an an acceptance rate of 86.3 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 86.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Louisiana State University--Shreveport is 21:1, and the school has 52.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Louisiana State University--Shreveport include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 12%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 27%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 15%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Psychology 9%
Education 7%

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Student Life

Louisiana State University--Shreveport has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,124, with a gender distribution of 41.1 percent male students and 58.9 percent female students. Louisiana State University--Shreveport is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,535
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--Shreveport 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--Shreveport, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Louisiana State University--Shreveport.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered No

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Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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