Louisiana State University College of Agriculture

Baton Rouge, LA

Founded in 1853

An elite flagship university and one of the nation's top values






Acceptance Rate

$11,962 / $28,639

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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For more than 100 years, the LSU College of Agriculture has been an integral part of LSU. The college’s roots go back to the universities first graduating class, which included a planter as one of its five graduates. The teaching programs in the college have evolved from a focus solely on production agriculture to a comprehensive array of programs that encompass all aspects of agriculture. The college is creating nutritionist and food scientist, developing apparel designers and retailers, educating emerging animal experts, natural resource managers and policy makers, while continuing to produce farmers, horticulturists, plant breeders, and agricultural educators, consultants and economists. With a sharp focus on research, extension and teaching, the LSU College of Agriculture is finding solutions and making advancement that will benefit future generations.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agricultural Business Management
  • Agriculture and Extension Education
  • Animal Sciences
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Natural Resource Ecology and Management
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • Plant and Soil Systems
  • Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising
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Total Enrollment: 25,444

Agricultural Students: 1,375

Male Female Student Ratio: 48%/52%

Acceptance Rate: 76%


Application Fee: $50

Application Deadline: April 15

Target GPA: 3.44

Target SAT Score: 1190

Target ACT Score: 25


In-State: $11,962

Out-of-State: $28,639

Student Fees: $1,959

Room Only: $7,388

Board Only: $4,184

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Religious Affiliation: apostolic

Faculty/Student Ratio: 20/1

LSU AgCenter

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, known as the LSU AgCenter, is one of nine institutions within the Louisiana State University System. The LSU AgCenter’s mission is to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being. The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The LSU AgCenter plays an integral role in supporting agricultural industries, enhancing the environment, and improving the quality of life through its 4-H youth, family and consumer sciences, and community development programs. The LSU AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and shares physical facilities with the LSU A&M campus, which is the state’s flagship university. Many of the researchers and extension specialists with the LSU AgCenter also have joint appointments in 13 departments within LSU’s College of Agriculture.