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Location | Alexandria
Population | 200,000
Enrollment | 5,406
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/13
Spring | 01/13-05/10

Louisiana State University of Alexandria

Alexandria, LA
Small Liberal Arts College in Louisiana
Small faculty to student ratio
Campus located within a few hours of New Orleans

About This Campus

LSUA offers a wide array of degrees in numerous sought after fields. Students can choose from English, Biology, Religion, Math, Africana Studies, and Communication Studies with a wide array of concentrations that will allow the student to be successful when applying to professional programs. Additional programs include Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing. Other majors are Criminal Justice, Psychology, General Studies, History, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Chemistry. LSUA is also home to a vibrant theatre department that produces several productions throughout the year and participation is open to all students. Students can take advantage of our low professor to student ratio and work closely with faculty on their scholarly research. We have a Scholar Day every year for students to present. We mentor students for publication. Internships are available.

Location Information

LSUA is located in the heart Louisiana. Thanks to its central location, LSUA is only a 3-hour drive to New Orleans – a much-loved tourist and historical site, and a 2-hour drive to the state capital of Baton Rouge. LSUA is also close to many plantation homes. Of special interest is the Epps House that is located on the LSUA campus. The city also hosts vibrant Mardi Gras festivities each year. Cajun restaurants in Alexandria. A Zoo and Museums can be found in Alexandria.

Helpful Information

We welcome Host Pay and Home Pay. It is easy to secure a placement. Commuting from off campus is dependent upon finding an apartment to rent. On campus house can be arranged for the term only or for a full year.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Rad Tech

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Actuarial Science, African American Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/21/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $4286.65.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 21
  • Home Payment: 21

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $100 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $25 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Athletic Fee $216 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $36 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $60 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $56 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Academic Excellence Fee $120 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Student Excellence Fee $216 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Operational Fee $54 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Building Use Fee $48 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Transportation depends upon whether a student is living off campus. There are no buses to campus from town but students share rides all the time. Textbook rentals vary greatly and this is not required.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/21/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1050.00
  • Proximity to campus: 8
Notes About Housing
if a student applies early enough there is dorm space.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
We have a cafeteria and also a hamburger joint.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/21/24

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Health Insurance is required for International Students. Otherwise it is not required.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.


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