LSU Once Again Sets Records in Academic Quality of Freshman Class

September 28, 2022

Welcome Week

The LSU Class of 2026 got together for the first time at Tiger Stadium during Welcome Week in August. 

BATON ROUGE – Once again, LSU has brought in its most accomplished freshman class in university history, with an all-time high median GPA at 3.78, and an ACT composite of 25.5. 

The freshman class is made up of 67.5 percent of students from Louisiana and 32.5 percent of them from out of state. About one-third of the freshman class are first-generation college students.

“We welcome an accomplished group of students to engage with our committed and talented faculty,” said William F. Tate IV, LSU President. “Students and their families understand that attending a flagship university provides a pathway to participating in discovery across academic fields. Opportunity to learn abounds.”

This year, 7,367 freshmen enrolled surpassing last year’s record of 7,038 freshmen enrolled. Overall enrollment at LSU is also at an all-time high of 37,354 – 28,899 undergraduates and 4,584 graduate and professional students, along with 2,871 LSU Online students – 1,160 undergraduate and 1,711 graduate and professional. 

“LSU represents a distinctive place in the higher education landscape of the state as we serve our talented in-state residents, while serving as a magnet for gifted out-of-state students. We seek to educate a community of emerging scholars prepared to contribute as citizens and leaders of this state,” Tate said.

For more information on LSU’s enrollment reports, please visit LSU's Budget & Planning website