Louisiana State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.97 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

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2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Being based on the Louisiana Civil Law system, LSU is naturally focused on preparing students for practice in Louisiana. Among the four law schools in LA, the LSU Law Center has the highest bar passage and employment rates, therefore, it offers good career prospects at comparatively low prices. If you are looking at practicing outside of Louisiana, upperclass courses are available to prepare for Common Law bar exams in other states (such as Common Law property, which is a first-year course in most other states). Career Services can help students with finding the right internships, courses etc. The school also automatically considers everyone who is admitted for scholarships, and a majority of students receive at least some financial help. However, a lost scholarship cannot be regained, even if the student pulls up his or her grades. Faculty accessibility, workload etc. very much depend on the individual teacher, although of course (as at most law schools) the workload in the first year is insane. Additionally, the Law Center provides a huge array of social and extra-curricular activities (e.g. charity work, Law Center Football game, Federalist Society and American Constitution Society) and the Baton Rouge area provides for a great social life, especially in the campus area.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- outstanding learning environment and research availability. Cons- availability to scholarships and financial aid.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The quality of instruction in the MSW program at Louisiana State University is amazing. The professors take their time to get to know students on an individual basis, treating them as student-colleagues instead of just students. In this way, students begin to feel more professional in their field and also develop confidence. The financial aid is lacking, however. There are few scholarship, grant, or work opportunities in this program. That being said, the tuition is not outrageous for in-state, and could be much worse. In this program, students seem to form close bonds and create a large social group. This group is not very diverse in sex, age, or social class though. This leaves those who do differ feeling like outliers, from my observations. I feel that the quality of instruction and overall experience from this graduate program is great, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my graduate program! I am able to complete assignments and reading while still maintaining a full-time job in my field of study!
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The best thing about attending LSU for graduate school is the eagerness of faculty and staff to give students research and communication opportunities. In addition to my thesis work, I have had the ability to work on many other research projects and present at various conferences. The only con of the graduate program is the absence of a good way to network with other graduate students other than meeting in class or in research settings.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel the the overall worth of the CRNA DNP program is far worth the personal sacrifice of not working for 3 years during the program.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

LSU has great graduate faculty, many coming from Ivy League backgrounds, and they're always willing to help the graduate students. The funding package is very competitive at full tuition plus $17,000 per year for teaching one class.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is an excellent program that challenges students to their full potential. I feel that the program is preparing me for my future career which is important. There are very few cons about the program as a whole. I would recommend it to anyone.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my university , since I came to LSU I learned a lot of new things .
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is entirely on-line. The quality of each class is highly dependent on the professor and the students in the group. The university has an excellent reputation in this community. The quality of the education is high. The Dean provides support and is accessible for students.
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