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Acceptance Rate 56.6%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 29.21%
Applicants 166,241
Admitted 94,090
Enrolled 27,485

Applying To Louisiana Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 56.6% at Louisiana colleges and universities where total 166,241 students have applied and 94,090 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $57.00 and the graduate application fees is $35.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Louisiana colleges.
General Admission Information of Louisiana Colleges
Open Admission Policy88 out of 131 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 57.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 35.00
Average Acceptance Rate56.6%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.21%
Average Test Scores1,097 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 166,241 students (57,411 men and 108,740 women) applied to and 94,090 (32,511 men and 61,496 women) students were accepted to admit Louisiana Colleges. Among them, 11,053 men and 16,626 women were enrolled into Louisiana schools. The average acceptance rate is 56.60% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 29.21%. The table below shows the Louisiana colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Louisiana Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants166,24157,411108,740
Admitted94,09032,51161,496
Enrolled27,48511,05316,626
Acceptance Rate 56.60% 56.63% 56.55%
Enrollment Ratio 29.21% 34.00% 27.04%
[Chart]Louisiana Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Louisiana college, 2,180 students (14.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 17,764 students (77.00%) have 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 72 and 25th percentile score is 55. 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 Writing498.00592.00
SAT Math501.00602.00
ACT Composite19.0024.00
ACT Math17.0023.00
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 131 schools
Quarter3 out of 131 schools
Trimester0 out of 131 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 131 schools
Other academic year6 out of 131 schools
Differs by program25 out of 131 schools
Continuous43 out of 131 schools
Un-Known/Other8 out of 131 schools
Next table describes credits that Louisiana colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits46 out of 131 schools
Credits for Life Experiences20 out of 131 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits50 out of 131 schools
Credit for Military Training39 out of 131 schools

Application Requirements

23 Louisiana schools require High School GPA and 23 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
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA231
High School Rank48
High School Record (or Transcript)232
Completion of College Preparatory Program117
Recommendations52
Formal Demonstration of Competencies33
Admission Test Scores104
TOEFL194
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00