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  • Locations: Baton Rouge, LA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Semester B (US Spr)
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Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines Available (engineering or related field): Biological, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Petroleum Click here for a definition of this term Graduate Students Accepted?: No
Program Description:

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

University Info   |   College of Engineering Info   |   Exchange Student Info

Fast Facts

  • In spring 2018, LSU opened the newly remodeled and expanded Patrick F Taylor Hall, home to the College of Engineering and the largest free-standing engineering building in the US. Tour the building here!
  • LSU College of Engineering alumnus, Renee Horton, is the lead metallic engineer for the Space Launch System at the NASA Facility in New Orleans and is assigned to a special rocket that will one day take humans into deep space to explore Mars and other locations.
  • Baton Rouge was recently named one of the top five happies cities in the United States.
  • LSU is the only university in the United States with a live tiger mascot living on campus. Stop by Mike the Tiger’s enclosure to say hi! He is visited by more than 100,000 people annually.
  • With a capacity of 92,400 people, LSU’s Tiger Stadium (home to the Fighting Tigers football team) is the 7th largest on-campus stadium in the US. 


Welcome to Louisiana State University, home of the "Fighting Tigers" and their Bengal tiger mascot, Mike VI. LSU is the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana and is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.

Since 1860, LSU has served the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation, and the world through extensive, multipurpose programs encompassing instruction, research, and public service. The University brings in more than $150 million annually in outside research grants and contracts, a significant factor for the Louisiana economy.

LSU is located on more than 2,000 acres in the southern part of the city near the Mississippi River. The campus is known for the 1,200 large oak trees that surround and shade the university, with "Stately oaks and broad magnolias" being the catch phrase description of the university. LSU is also distinguished by the five historic and beautiful lakes that surround the area, referred to as the "LSU lakes". The campus is home to two Indian mounds created by Native Americans over 5,000 years ago, located near the northwest corner of campus. The trademark architecture of the university is characterized by the tan stucco walls, red tile rooftops, and arches.

Terms of Exchange

Study Level

  • Undergraduate students: Accepted
  • Graduate students: NOT Accepted
  • Computer Science majors: Accepted

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 GPA grade scale on all undergraduate work
  • A translated transcript for each college or university attended
  • Students must have completed at least one year of university before coming to LSU on exchange

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Minimum TOEFL iBT score – 79
  • Minimum IELTS score – 6.5

Study Period

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

Academic Calendar   |   Semester Dates (including exam period)

  • Fall: end of August to mid-December
  • Spring: mid-January to early May

Academic Information

Disciplines Available

  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Course Contents

Course Descriptions   |   Schedule of Classes

Enrollment Requirements

Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester

Workload per Semester

Exchange students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 U.S. credits per semester, usually 4 courses (if undergraduate) and a minimum of 9 U.S. credits per semester, usually 3 courses (if graduate). Check with your academic advisor to ensure that your first choices and alternatives will be acceptable at your home institution. It is your responsibility to ensure that credits earned at LSU will transfer and count towards your degree. Note that courses are subject to prerequisites and availability.

Additional Application Materials

Students nominated by IIE to LSU are also required to complete an LSU application

Send application and supporting documents to:

Academic Programs Abroad
Louisiana State University
103 Hatcher Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Undergraduate applications and supporting documents can be sent via email to Graduate applications and supporting documents must be sent by mail.

Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:

  • NOT Required

You will receive an email with an admission decision within a few weeks of submitting the application. If admitted to LSU, a MyLSU account will be created for you and you will be emailed a MyLSU ID and instructions on how to log on. MyLSU is a web portal where you will be able to schedule and change classes, apply for on-campus housing, and access various student resources.


While waiting to receive your official LSU acceptance packet, you should start thinking about whether you want to live on- or off-campus. If you want to live on campus, research on-campus housing options by visiting the Office of Residential Life's housing options. You should also remember that international students are required to arrive to campus a few weeks early to attend international student orientation, and you may need temporary housing for this time.

Estimated Cost of Living

Fall and Spring Cost of Attendance




Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Academic Programs Abroad   |

City Info

Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana, is situated on the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is well known for its interesting heritage and mix of cultures and its' lively music. Students account for around 20% of the population, as Baton Rouge is home to LSU and three other colleges. 

The city is a major industrial, petrochemical, and medical research center, and is the second largest city in Louisiana. Although Baton Rouge is an industrial city, there is also a lively music and arts community, mostly located in the downtown area, near LSU. New Orleans, with its' distinctive architecture and music, is located 90 miles to the southeast, and is about an hour away via motor transportation. University sports also play a major role in the culture of Baton Rouge, with college football being the most popular. Being home to several cultures, industries, universities, growing arts and music scene, and prized sports teams, Baton Rouge is a lively city with something to offer to everyone.

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