FAST FACTS
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Location:Baton Rouge
Setting:College-Town
Population:802,484
Enrollment:29,865
On Campus:22%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/26-12/14
  • Spring 01/15-05/10

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: UNEVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

PLAN B: 1:1 UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
1:1 UNEVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,379

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,947

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
77%Caucasian
10%African American
4%Hispanic
3%Asian American
1%Native American
3%International
2%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students


NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


LSU, founded in 1860, is one of the few land, sea, and space grant universities in the U.S. and has comprehensive curricular offerings and a student body of approximately 25,000. Located in Baton Rouge, LSU's campus is spread over 2,000 acres. Numerous sports facilities, programs in art, music, and theatre, and an active student body provide cultural outlets. Major athletic events in football, baseball, and basketball receive national attention.

Campus Location - Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge is a thriving city that is home to LSU.

Helpful Information - Placement on Plan B is extremely limited. Placement in Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Studio Art is pending portfolio review and can only be done on Plan A.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Animal Sciences, Aquaculture, Crop Science/Management, Dairy Science/Management, Horticulture, Pest Management, Plant and Soil Systems, Poultry Sciences, Soil Science

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Fitness and Sports Science, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Entomology, Microbiology

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Agribusiness, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Studies, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Film, Journalism, Mass Communication

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Science/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology

Economics: Economics, International Economics

Education: Elementary Education, Mathematics

Engineering: Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Coastal Environmental Studies, Conservation, Conservation Biology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries Science, Fisheries Technology, Landscape Management, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Renewable Natural Resources, Sustainability Studies, Wetlands Management, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Ecology

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Arts

Food Science: Food Science, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

Forestry: Forest Management, Forestry

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Rural Community Development

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Disaster Studies, Kinesiology

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Mathematics, Computer Science, Decision Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Music, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts Administration, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Astrophysics, Chemical Physics, Geophysics, Health Physics, Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Sports Administration, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Law and Society, Rural Sociology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders



Closed Programs
Communication Studies, Education Studies, Performing Arts (excluding general education requirements), and Intersession courses.

Limitations
Additional requirements for access to Biochemistry, Engineering, Business disciplines and Athletic Training. PORTFOLIO REVIEW: Limited enrollment in major courses for Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Studio Art pending portfolio review. Exchange in these majors must be on Plan A. If wanting to exchange in these fields, please have your NSE coordinator contact the LSU NSE coordinator prior to the placement conference. This approval process can take a couple weeks and we cannot accept without departmental approval.

Notable Academic Programs
Landscape Architecture/Design, Coastal Environmental Studies, Wetlands Management, Disaster Studies, Petroleum Engineering

Unique Academic Programs
Wetlands Management, Disaster Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Course scheduling begins with two weeks of the March Placement Conference. Students must submit application materials ASAP after conference in order to get housing (which fills up quickly) and to schedule preferred courses. NOTE: no specific course can be guaranteed. Prereqs are strictly enforced. Student football tickets cannot be guaranteed. Incoming NSE students are characterized as transfer students for football ticket purposes and are last on the priority list. Other options to purchase tickets exist.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 9/9/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $4,379.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/9/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $977 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $165 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1353 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002010

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 9/9/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Apartment: $3,995
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $750
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Students are strongly encouraged to live on campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1909 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1809 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $1809 per semester for 12 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
$2093 for 19 meals/week and $150 PAW points, $1952 for 15 meals/week and $375 PAW points, or $1923 for 12 meals/week and $600 PAW points.



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.