LSUS: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Louisiana State University-Shreveport. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to LSUS, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown LSUS statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Louisiana State University-Shreveport on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to LSUS, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at LSUS

What are your chances at LSUS?

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    What GPA do you need to get into Louisiana State University-Shreveport?

    Louisiana State University-Shreveport’s average GPA is 3.34. Louisiana State University-Shreveport does require GPA. This average GPA means Louisiana State University-Shreveport is very selective. Often times, schools in this range are trying to increase their selectivity and “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of LSUS application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.34 to 3.51 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.51 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Louisiana State University-Shreveport may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on LSUS’s campus. These LSUS admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Louisiana State University-Shreveport’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Louisiana State University-Shreveport’s acceptance rate was 75.55. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 89.0 % 84.0 % 75.55 %

    As you can see, Louisiana State University-Shreveport is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that LSUS will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into LSUS - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at LSUS?

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    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Does Louisiana State University-Shreveport Require Test Scores?

    Louisiana State University-Shreveport requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Louisiana State University-Shreveport’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Louisiana State University-Shreveport SAT Requirements

    Louisiana State University-Shreveport’s average SAT score is 995 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Louisiana State University-Shreveport is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 435 533 484
    Reading 470 553 511
    2019 Total 905 1086 995
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Louisiana State University-Shreveport’s average SAT score is 995. To be a competitive applicant for Louisiana State University-Shreveport your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 905, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Louisiana State University-Shreveport a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1086.

    Louisiana State University-Shreveport ACT Requirements

    Louisiana State University-Shreveport’s average ACT score is 67. To be a competitive applicant for Louisiana State University-Shreveport your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 59, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Louisiana State University-Shreveport a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 75.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 18 24 21
    Reading 21 26 23
    Writing 20 25 22
    2019 Total 59 75 67
    2018 Total - - -
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    Louisiana State University-Shreveport Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Louisiana State University-Shreveport from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Neither required nor recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into LSUS

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into LSUS. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at LSUS, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with LSUS admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 995 on the SAT or 67 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.34.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with LSUS’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Louisiana State University-Shreveport values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Shreveport has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Louisiana State University-Shreveport wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Shreveport area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. LSUS needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Louisiana State University-Shreveport something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your LSUS app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that LSUS’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at LSUS?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at LSUS or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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