Acceptance Rate 50.83%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 34.89%
Applicants 153,334
Admitted 77,938
Enrolled 27,191

Applying To Louisiana Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 50.83% at Louisiana colleges and universities where total 153,334 students have applied and 77,938 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $57.00 and the graduate application fees is $35.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Louisiana colleges.
General Admission Information of Louisiana Colleges
Open Admission Policy88 out of 128 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 57.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 35.00
Average Acceptance Rate50.83%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)34.89%
Average Test Scores1,109 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 153,334 students (56,482 men and 96,849 women) applied to and 77,938 (29,485 men and 48,453 women) students were accepted to admit Louisiana Colleges. Among them, 11,121 men and 16,070 women were enrolled into Louisiana schools. The average acceptance rate is 50.83% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 34.89%. The table below shows the Louisiana colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Louisiana Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 50.83% 52.20% 50.03%
Enrollment Ratio 34.89% 37.72% 33.17%
[Chart]Louisiana Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Louisiana college, 3,168 students (15.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 24,088 students (88.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,201 and 25th percentile score is 1,017. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 72 and 25th percentile score is 57. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Louisiana colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Louisiana Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing509.00600.00
SAT Math508.00601.00
ACT Composite20.0024.00
ACT Math18.0023.00
ACT English19.0025.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Louisiana Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Louisiana Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Louisiana Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Louisiana State, 46 schools use semester calendar systems and 3 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester46 out of 128 schools
Quarter3 out of 128 schools
Trimester0 out of 128 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 128 schools
Other academic year6 out of 128 schools
Differs by program25 out of 128 schools
Continuous43 out of 128 schools
Un-Known/Other5 out of 128 schools
Next table describes credits that Louisiana colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits46 out of 128 schools
Credits for Life Experiences20 out of 128 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits50 out of 128 schools
Credit for Military Training39 out of 128 schools

Application Requirements

24 Louisiana schools require High School GPA and 26 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 20 Louisiana colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Louisiana colleges.
Admission Checklist for Louisiana Colleges
High School GPA240
High School Rank48
High School Record (or Transcript)261
Completion of College Preparatory Program128
Formal Demonstration of Competencies34
Admission Test Scores204
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)30