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Louisiana State University of Alexandria

Alexandria, LA


About This Campus

LSUA offers a wide array of degrees in numerous sought after fields. Students can choose from Biology and Communication Studies with a wide array of concentrations that will allow the 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, Elder Care Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, English, History, Mathematics, and Chemistry. LSUA is also home to a vibrant theatre department that produces several productions throughout the year and are open to students. Students may also choose to be a part of the Honors Program or have some of their tuition paid for as a member of ROTC. Students at LSUA also receive on-one-one instruction from professors that can be lacking at larger universities.

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. LSUA is also home to a Rugby team, rodeo team and other sports teams including baseball, soccer, golf, basketball and tennis.

Helpful Information

We welcome A plan and will take even B plan. It is easy to secure a placement. Commuting from off campus is dependent upon finding an apartment to rent. On campus requires a full year contract.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Alexandria
Population | 200,000
Enrollment | 3,382
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/14
Spring | 01/09-05/06

Campus Diversity

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


Registration Priority
  • With seniors
Closed Programs
Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Rad Tech

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Kinesiology
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Secondary Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
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
  • Plan A/B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/14/19.
  • Estimated cost: $3463.95.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 21
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 21
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/14/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $150.00 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit $225.00 Year Plan A 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.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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 eligible 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
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002011

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/14/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $2755.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
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 Per Semester

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

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/14/19.

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

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