Louisiana State University Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 145 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 14 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 31,524 (26,156 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 21% part-time, 79% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,954 in-state; $28,208 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

LSU is an exceptional university. I am from New Orleans, so the thought of attending college just an hour away from home did not seem appealing to me at first. However, when I toured LSU, I instantly knew this was the place for me. To me, LSU is its own little world. There's no need to even leave campus! There are plenty of amazing places to eat right on campus, and more importantly, LSU has a dairy shop with delicious ice cream! LSU's landscape is incredible and a football game in Tiger Stadium is an experience you will never forget. Even if football isn't your thing, the spirit of LSU is infectious. Our rec center offers several workout classes including Zumba, cycling, Barre, and Hip hop. If you prefer to exercise outside, there is a 3.8 mile trail around the beautiful LSU lake. Greek life is a big part of LSU and members of sororities/fraternities work hard throughout the year to raise money for several philanthropies. Coming from a small high school, I was worried I would fall behind in school since some of the classes have over 100 students. All professors have office hours so you can get that one-on-one help when you need it. Cultural inclusion is one of LSU's top priority and there is truly a place for everyone here. There is a student organization for just about anything you can think of, or you can start your own student organization! My 3 years here at LSU have taught me more than I ever expected and shaped me into a confident leader. I am so proud to be Forever LSU.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

LSU is an exceptional university. I am from New Orleans, so the thought of attending college just an hour away from home did not seem appealing to me at first. However, when I toured LSU, I instantly knew this was the place for me. To me, LSU is its own little world. There's no need to even leave campus! There are plenty of amazing places to eat right on campus, and more importantly, LSU has a dairy shop with delicious ice cream! LSU's landscape is incredible and a football game in Tiger Stadium is an experience you will never forget. Even if football isn't your thing, the spirit of LSU is infectious. Our rec center offers several workout classes including Zumba, cycling, Barre, and Hip hop. If you prefer to exercise outside, there is a 3.8 mile trail around the beautiful LSU lake. Greek life is a big part of LSU and members of sororities/fraternities work hard throughout the year to raise money for several philanthropies. Coming from a small high school, I was worried I would fall behind in school since some of the classes have over 100 students. All professors have office hours so you can get that one-on-one help when you need it. Cultural inclusion is one of LSU's top priority and there is truly a place for everyone here. There is a student organization for just about anything you can think of, or you can start your own student organization! My 3 years here at LSU have taught me more than I ever expected and shaped me into a confident leader. I am so proud to be Forever LSU.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I am apart of the first cohort of online MSW students. The program started in August 2015. There were a lot of adjustments in the beginning, but the faculty remained very helpful and worked out the kinks quickly. The quality of education was not sacrificed through the online program and I am learning a lot. I cannot wait until graduation next May!
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

The professors are very accessible, the research topics span a broad range of disciplines, and the degree is an excellent stepping stone. In my case, this masters will prepare me for law school and an eventual career in patent law. However, there is an almost irreconcilable flaw in the department that has hindered my experience here. Although the department advertises assistantships for all masters and PhD students, it is not reflective of what actually occurs. In reality, very few members of faculty are willing to take on masters students. Even within that category, they will not take on masters students without grant funding. Upon matriculation, I was only able to find 1 faculty member willing to take on a masters student that had adequate funding.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019

All the people of this department are really helpful. The environment is 100% positive to pursue your degree.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Some truly quality courses Faculty really know their stuff Cons: Overly political Rather clique-y When a class is bad, it is REALLY bad
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

Stipend isn't great, professors and interdisciplinary opportunities are great. would like more classes/research opportunities in my field, as well as a phd designation for my specialty (mathematical biology VS biology). baton rouge infrastructure is bad.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

School and program is good, but still need some more protection from the areas close to the university, not safe at all. Also, for the specific Food Science Department, some extra offers in Grad level classes are needed. Besides that, everything is good!
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2019

Very good school, but way too many fees that are not covered by a stipend.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Conducive learning environment and campus for graduate school.
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