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Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana
Line Avenue School credit: Alex Hortman
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Overview
Public
1,659 Undergraduates
89% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: South
Size: Small
Doctoral
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
One University Place
Shreveport, Louisiana
71115-2399
(318) 797-5000
www.lsus.edu/

The Louisiana State University-Shreveport, a public university located in Shreveport, Louisiana, is one of the top 135 institutions of higher learning in the United States. The school was founded in 1967 as an extension of LSU, and only offered two-year degree programs at first. Today, it provides undergraduate degrees in 21 different programs. Students can also choose from 12 Masters’ programs and one Leadership Studies Doctoral program. Today, the campus size is 200 acres, and home to 250,000 books at the Noel Memorial Library. It also hosts the Paul Jones Library, which has extensive materials on World War II and the United States Civil War, and the Noel Collection, which has the largest private collection of antiquarian books in the U.S. Notable alumni include author Brandon Friedman, photographer and actor Ransom Ashley, former mayor of Shreveport Hazel Beard, former State Senator Sherri Smith Buffington, judge Jeff Cox and Mayor of Shreveport Ollie Tyler. The school’s colors are purple and gold, its mascot is the River Monster and the teams are nicknamed the Pilots. Its sports affiliation is NAIA Division I – RRAC, and varsity sports include men’s baseball, basketball, soccer and cross country, and women’s cross country, basketball, soccer and tennis.

Location

Shreveport is a city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the most populous city in the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area, the third most-populous metropolitan area in Louisiana and 123rd in the United States. Shreveport ranks 126th in the U.S. and third in Louisiana after New Orleans and Baton Rouge. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

83

restaurants score

Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

25

Average Age of Entering Students

228

New Transfer Students

Admissions
89%

Acceptance Rate

41%

Enrollment Yield

905-1086

SAT Range

691

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$8,274

Typical Cost

$20,320

Out-Of-State (published)

$7,166

In-State (published)

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

75%

Have Loans

$10,846

Median Debt

Academics
22.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Humanities

Top Major

29

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 70 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Red River Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Red River Athletic Conference

Social
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