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Louisiana State University of Alexandria

Alexandria, LA

Louisiana State University of Alexandria


  1. Small Liberal Arts College in Louisiana
  2. Small faculty to student ratio
  3. Campus on a former plantation with beautiful trees

About This Campus

LSUA offers a wide array of degrees in numerous sought after fields. Students can choose from English, Biology, Religion 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, Long Term Care Administration, General Studies, History, Mathematics, Religious Studies, 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.

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 and the Carnival season is kicked off with LSUA’s own Mardi Gras parade.

Helpful Information

We welcome Plan A and Plan B. 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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Alexandria
Population | 200,000
Enrollment | 4,160
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/22-12/09
Spring | 01/09-05/05

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 1%
Black | 14%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Two or more | 0%
White | 80%
Other | 2%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: 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
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer 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
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 09/05/22

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $3442.95.
  • 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 Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 Home Payment students.
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 $100.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes: Transportation depends if a student is living off campus so that will be up to the student. Textbook rentals vary greatly and this is not required.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/05/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $2650
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
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

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1585.00 declining balance plan.


Figures per Semester are current as of 09/05/22

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


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