Louisiana State University Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(3.96 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 146 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

1.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Good: you will get lots of diverse students, friendly faculty, less stress and safe environment. Bad: Courses offered for grad students are not that good or updated, the cost of living is too high and financial aid or stipend for grad student is ridiculously low. I will never recommend my friends or juniors to attend to LSU (I chose because of its ranking, 144 in US, but after coming here I came to know ranking means nothing, unless it's in top 20).
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2020

This is a good choice for studying as a graduate student. The campus is very beautiful and people are very nice. Students can get lots of help from the department. However, there are not many job opportunities for students to choose.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2018

LSUs Political science department is close knit, friendly, and inclusive.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2016

It prepares me to deal with harder situations I might face at my job place int he future
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

All CHE courses have to be taken during the first year, and the PhD qualifier examination is given at the end of this year. Courses are kind of tough and require full time dedication and studying hard. A minimum GPA of 3.25 must be achieved in the core courses for the student to be eligible to take the qualifier exam. Students are assigned to advisers at the end of their first semester, and start working on their research. All and all, first year is tough. From second year, students will be more focused on their research. About campus: nice warm weather, hot summers, the campus is OK, some buildings are old but renovation is in progress. All and all, I'm satisfied, especially with the CHE grad program.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2019

Great program. Great faculty. Yearly stipend is not high enough to support cost of living in Baton Rouge and no outside job is allowed will enrolled in the program. I have completed 1.5 years in the program so far and have had to spend about $4,000 of my personal savings since I've been here to make ends meet. Also, Choppin Hall and Williams Hall need some serious maintenance updates.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: The graduation requirement for the department is based on the courses and one first author publication. The course load is set up in a way to help your area of research. Cons: The success of your graduate career depends on the research area/professor that you choose. Therefore, I highly recommend rotating before choosing a lab.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2018

The program could do more to help students get a job. There is a lot of politics within the department.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

I feel the chemical Engineering at LSU is really a good one. But the funding availability is limited.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

The pros are the fact that the faculty expect a high level of professionalism and push us towards getting higher results both in courses and research.This helps in excellent professional development and is also evident from the graduate alumni. The cons are the administration and welfare. The health care was taken from students this year and the fees (which come out of our stipend) are ever increasing causing an additional burden on students. The administration in general are also slow in taking decisions.
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