Universities in Louisiana

Louisiana State University in Shreveport


University Information

Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Founded: 1967
Undergraduate Students: 2 800
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public state university
Website: www.lsus.edu

About the University

Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSU Shreveport or LSUS) is a branch institution of the Louisiana State University System located in Shreveport, Louisiana. LSUS opened in 1967 as a two-year community college but transitioned into a four-year college five years later in 1972. 

LSUS has more than 20 undergraduate degree programs, a dozen master’s degree programs (including the new online MBA), and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership Studies. The student-teacher ratio is one of the lowest in the state, lending to individualized instruction and personalized learning.

Named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the most affordable colleges in Louisiana, LSU Shreveport offers high quality classroom instruction with very affordable tuition rates. In addition, LSUS offers many forms of financial aid, including scholarships, on-campus employment, and graduate assistantships. Finances don’t have to stop you from achieving your goals of a high quality education. All of these improvements continue to enhance the student experience at LSU Shreveport, and the University has proven itself to be an institution of opportunity and quality.

Excerpt from Louisiana State University in Shreveport’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

All full-time students, students are automatically enrolled in the school’s plan.  This plan costs $800.00

AIG is not accepted at LSU Shreveport.

Living on-campus:  Students can live on campus on a first-come, first-served basis.  

University Court provides outlets for your personal growth by promoting a healthy and environmentally responsible lifestyle that takes center stage. 

Be sure to visit the University Court website!

Cost: $3,890.00 – $7,490.00 

Off-campus Housing: You may choose to live off campus near the University, for ressources, contact your international student advisor.

The average budget per month is: $400 – 500 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $6,000.00 per semester.