09/18/2013 05:12 PM
BATON ROUGE – Once again, LSU has brought in one of the largest freshman classes in
the university’s history. LSU’s fall 2013 freshman class is composed of 5,501 students,
making it the third largest since the university implemented admission standards in
“We are pleased to welcome 5,501 new freshmen to campus this fall,” said LSU President
and Chancellor F. King Alexander. “It is a testament to the hard work of our recruiters
and the staff in the Office of Enrollment Management that we welcome this stellar
Alexander added that now that the students are on campus, the most important thing
for them to do is to finish what they started.
“We provide a constant reminder to our students that graduation begins today,” he
said. “Each and every day, we want our students to know that everything they do at
LSU is a step toward the ultimate goal of earning their degree.”
The 5,501 new freshmen enrolled ranks only behind the 5,725 new freshmen enrolled
in 2012 and the 5,700 new freshmen enrolled in 2004 as the largest entering classes
LSU’s overall enrollment stands at 29,865, a 1 percent increase from 2012, when enrollment
figures recorded 29,549 students. This year’s enrollment includes 128 students enrolled
in the new LSU Online program. LSU’s overall enrollment is the highest it’s been since
“LSU continues to recruit high quality students, and we will do everything we can
to provide them with the education and opportunities they deserve,” said LSU Executive
Vice Chancellor & Provost Stuart Bell. “We thank our faculty, staff and students for
continuing to make LSU one of the top places in the nation to receive an education.
LSU’s enrollment numbers became final on the 14th day of class, which was Sept. 13.
The full 2013 enrollment report will be available on LSU’s Office of Budget and Planning’s
website at http://www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/Student%20Data%20Reports/index_14dayenrrpt.htm.
These and other enrollment reports are available on the Budget and Planning website at http://www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/.
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013