POSTED: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 1:03pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 1:17pm
BATON ROUGE, LA. (NBC33) — During the same week that LSU was named a top tier university by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth straight year, fall enrollment figures were released, showing LSU brought in another large freshman class.
The 2011 freshman class in one of LSU's largest freshman classes ever, composed of 5,290 students, Despite the university being faced with budget cuts over the past few years and having several million dollars less in scholarship funds to give to new students.
Since LSU implemented admission standards in 1988, this year's freshman class is the fourth largest, behind the 2003, 2004, and 2010 classes.
LSU's overall enrollment stands at 28,985 students. “Another freshman class of this magnitude shows that LSU is indeed the state’s flagship university, as well as a top national university, despite some of the difficulties we’ve faced over the past few years,” LSU Chancellor Michael Martin said. “LSU recruiters, faculty and staff are to be commended for their hard work in bringing in and retaining these students and making LSU one of the most attractive places to receive an education.”
The full 2011 enrollment report is available at the LSU’s Office of Budget and Planning website here .