Acceptance Rate 56.51%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 29.27%
Applicants 166,249
Admitted 93,954
Enrolled 27,505

Applying To Louisiana Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 56.51% at Louisiana colleges and universities, a total of 166,249 students applied and 93,954 were accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $60 and the graduate application fees is $37. The following table presents the general admission information for applying to Louisiana colleges.
General Admission Information of Louisiana Colleges
Open Admission Policy77 out of 106 schools
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Graduate Application Fees$37
Acceptance Rate56.51%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.27%
Test Scores1,097 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 166,249 students (57,411 men and 108,748 women) applied to and 93,954 (32,450 men and 61,504 women) students were accepted to admit Louisiana Colleges. Among them, 11,014 men and 16,491 women were enrolled into Louisiana schools.
The average acceptance rate is 56.51% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 29.27%. The table below shows the Louisiana colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Louisiana Colleges (2022-2023)
Acceptance Rate 56.51% 56.52% 56.56%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 29.27% 33.94% 26.81%
[Chart]Louisiana Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

In Louisiana, 10 colleges require SAT and ACT score and 5 colleges recommend them to their applicant. In addition, 9 colleges consider the test score in selection process, while it is not required.
2,180 students (14.00%) submitted their SAT scores and 17,764 students (80.00%) submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,194 and 25th percentile score is 999. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 24 and 25th percentile score is 19.
The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of first-time enrolled students at Louisiana colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Louisiana Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing498592
SAT Math501602
ACT Composite1924
ACT Math1723
ACT English1925
[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, 41 schools use semester calendar systems and 2 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester41 out of 106 schools
Quarter2 out of 106 schools
Trimester0 out of 106 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 106 schools
Other academic year5 out of 106 schools
Differs by program20 out of 106 schools
Continuous37 out of 106 schools
Un-Known/Other1 out of 106 schools
Next table describes credits that Louisiana colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits40 out of 106 schools
Credits for Life Experiences25 out of 106 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits45 out of 106 schools
Credit for Military Training36 out of 106 schools

Application Requirements

24 Louisiana schools require High School GPA and 24 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 10 Louisiana colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Louisiana colleges.
Admission Checklist for Louisiana Colleges
High School GPA241
High School Rank48
High School Record (or Transcript)242
Completion of College Preparatory Program117
Formal Demonstration of Competencies33
Admission Test Scores105
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)30