Louisiana State University-Shreveport


The only public four-year university in the greater Shreveport area, Louisiana State University – Shreveport offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees in an astounding array of subjects. Established in 1967, the school’s relatively small student body of less than 5,000 promises a great deal of attention to all students and manageable class sizes that are the most constructive to learning. Better yet, over 80% of teachers on staff have doctor’s degrees, meaning a level of expertise that gets results.

LSU – Shreveport is split into different colleges: The College of Business, The College of Liberal Arts, The College of Education and Human Development, and The College of Sciences. While there are a vast number of day classes to choose from, LSU Shreveport also offers many night classes due to the large non-traditional student population attending.

Popular undergraduate degree programs include the Accounting and Finance degrees from the College of Business Administration, the Political Science and Criminal Justice degrees from the College of Liberal Arts, and the specialized Secondary Education degrees available from the College of Education and Human Development. The College of Science offers a number of different degrees for pre-medicine and pre-dental, as well as more science-oriented degrees, like Physics.

Popular graduate degree programs include a Master of Business Administration, A Master of Science in Counseling, a Master of Liberal Arts , and a Master of Science in Computer Systems Technology.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Information Summary

Ranks 26th in Louisiana and 1405th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 74.5
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $8,627
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 25 / 1140
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 22 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 63% / 50%
Enrollment Total (all students) 7,036


Applying to Louisiana State University – Shreveport is a fairly straightforward process. The school runs on semesters, so if you’re anticipating beginning your course of study at the beginning of a semester, be sure to have your application in six to eight months before your decided start time. For first-time college freshmen, i.e. people w with no previous experience attending college, you must fill out the school’s application, available from the Admissions Office or online, and also submit your official high school transcript, proof of a diploma, and your SAT or ACT test scores. If there is no high school diploma of which to speak, then be sure to include your GED or equivalent.

For transfer students, or those students who have completed some of their college education, be sure to also include your official college transcript as well as all of the materials required by first-time college freshmen. Even if the credits are not going to transfer, the university would still like to see the work you completed.

International students interested in attending LSU-Shreveport must do everything that first-time college freshmen do for the admissions process, but also submit their official documents translated into English, if they are already not in English. International students must also be able to prove that they have a student visa and are legal to attend college in the United States.


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Financial Aid

As part of the Louisiana State University system, LSU Shreveport offers its students a number of options for receiving financial aid. Since most of the student body is receiving need-based aid in one form or another, it is good to know that in addition to the traditional methods of helping to finance college, the university also has a number of special scholarships from the endowment as well as the community. These scholarships are often need based and merit based, and a full list of them can be found in the Financial Aid Office.

The Office of Financial Aid at LSU Shreveport offers a number of services to its students that help make paying for college slightly less overwhelming. Whether it’s learning how to fill out your FAFSA form to avoid any delays in receiving aid or just going over all of the applications for grants and loans, the financial aid office does an excellent job of making sure that students are on the right track. Most students attending LSU Shreveport are receiving some sort of federal student aid or loans, whether in the form of a Stafford Loan or a Pell Grant. In addition to all of the scholarships, grants, and loans available, LSU Shreveport also participates in federal work-study as a way for students to offset the cost of college. Applications for work study must also be filled out and returned to the Office of Financial Aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5831st for the average student loan amount.
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As a commuter university with no on-campus housing, the almost 5,000 students attending LSU – Shreveport reside elsewhere than on-campus. However, this doesn’t mean there is any shortage of on-campus life and activities. The university has a number of top-notch facilities, including a fantastic library, for pursuing one’s studies, but also has an equal number of non-academic activities. The campus includes historical buildings as part of the LSUS Pioneer Heritage Center, and with over 40 extracurricular activities to choose from, including student government, a school newspaper, and various special interest clubs, there are plenty of reasons to stick around once classes are out for the day.

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LSU – Shreveport boasts a number of nationally-ranked sports teams, including The school mascot is Pete the Pilot, a pelican who happens to be piloting a steamboat. Pete the Pilot was made the official school mascot after a school-wide vote in 2007. Popular sports teams on campus include men’s baseball, men and women’s basketball, and men and women’s soccer. The men’s basketball team consistently ranks highly.

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