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Why did you Apply?

NotQueSera7NotQueSera7 Posts: 45Registered User Junior Member
More specifically, I'm curious of what makes out-of-state kids apply to LSU? I live in-state, and I applied for that reason. If I didn't live here, I don't think I would have ever looked at LSU. Beyond sports, how do those who don't live here know about LSU?
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Replies to: Why did you Apply?

  • ryan1989ryan1989 Posts: 177Registered User Junior Member
    Because Texas public schools are run by the nazis. Also, LSU as better opportunities for scholarships. I'm going to LSU on a full ride, whereas I would have been paying at least 5K a semester (tuition only) at any decent school in Texas.
  • notthatgood4notthatgood4 Posts: 543. Member
    I was a fan of their sports from a young age besides living in Illinois for I have no idea what reason. Anyway, start of junior year my mom had me do research on colleges. I started with U of I-Champaign, Washington STL, Vanderbilt, all the supposedly "good" colleges around here. I thought for the heck of it I'd check out LSU out of curiosity. I saw about the Honors college and the great scholarships, and it really peaked my interest. Then things happened over my junior year where I realized that an ubercompetitive college was not for me, and I began focusing more on colleges where I wouldn't have to kill myself and would have a good balance.

    Anyway here are the reasons why LSU is #1 in my book still.
    1. Honors College
    2. Fantastic Scholarship Offer- Full tuition
    3. I'm sick of the snobby attitudes of the people around here and it seems I'd be getting more of the same at "elite schools"
    4. Try something different
    5. The people are very friendly
    6. I was treated like a VIP on my visit
    7. Loved the campus
    8. I would have an insane amount of college credit prior to day 1, allowing me to probably double major or have a couple of minors without overexerting myself.

    And lastly, I have been accepted to U of I-Champaign and Tulane, etc., so it's not like this is my last resort.
  • ryan1989ryan1989 Posts: 177Registered User Junior Member
    @ notthatgood4

    Are you a member of the facebook group LSU Class of 2012? It seems like I've read this before.
  • notthatgood4notthatgood4 Posts: 543. Member
    I think I was for like a week...
  • NotQueSera7NotQueSera7 Posts: 45Registered User Junior Member
    Wow, I didn't realize the scholarship opportunities were so desirable. For in-state , all we hear about is TOPS, and even that's not a free ride.

    It's a beautiful campus, though. But I have a heck of a time finding anything!
  • FzrFzr Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    I applied because I live in the state...lol
  • BrittneyMichBrittneyMich Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    "Wow, I didn't realize the scholarship opportunities were so desirable. For in-state , all we hear about is TOPS, and even that's not a free ride."

    I know, it's depressing.


    Well, I chose this school because ever since the 8th grade I thought that TOPS would be very, very valuable. The campus is pretty. It's a school with decent stats and is only 45 mins. away from home. Football season should be hella fun. I went to great fb games all the time in high school, so I don't want that to end. hmm I can't wait to meet some outrageous people. I'm a small-town girl ready to see everything. omg I'm going to freakin' LSU this summer. I can't even grasp this. I'm going to freakin' college this year. ackackack it's coming so fast like a speeding baseball.....
  • NotQueSera7NotQueSera7 Posts: 45Registered User Junior Member
    Same here. I thought if I made the right grades, took the right classes, and kept up a good GPA in college, that TOPS would pay for EVERYTHING. I was sadly disillusioned.
  • cbrdlikcbrdlik Posts: 61Registered User Junior Member
    i applied because my parents made me because i live in state...
  • MagicMan522MagicMan522 Posts: 250Registered User Junior Member
    I applied cause I didn't have to write an essay and it was free.

    Got a scholarship and into Honors.
  • NotQueSera7NotQueSera7 Posts: 45Registered User Junior Member
    How come it was free for you? I had to pay $45.
  • MagicMan522MagicMan522 Posts: 250Registered User Junior Member
    they sent me a letter saying I was selected for a priority application or something.

    No fee, no essays.
  • ryan1989ryan1989 Posts: 177Registered User Junior Member
    No one had to write an essay (the SAT/ACT writing counts as your essay), but that's pretty sweet that you didn't have to pay the $40.
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