Louisiana State University - Shreveport Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
  • Shreveport (LA)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,481
75% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
68% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Rachel hoot
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2021
  • Degree: MBA
"Don't do it!!, there are better schools. I have nothing positive to say about this school at all. if you want to be stressed, given busy work and graded too harshly then yes attend. The classes fill up fast, there is always technical issues and the class schedule is just horrid. there's not really much guidance from the professors and I found that really frustrating and the dean and graduate studies make little effort to help when things go south. last semester most people could not get into their classes which resulted in graduation delays for a lot of people due to their registration cite crashing, honestly this school is one of the cheapest for a reason. go somewhere else!!"
Kim K
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2021
  • Degree: MBA in Accounting
"I see several reviews that are bashing the rigor of the LSUS MBA curriculum, which is concerning when considering the fact that this is a graduate level business program. It should be rigorous. It should be difficult. It should be something that not everyone can comfortably do, because if they could, it would no longer hold prestige to possess an MBA. I think that a lot of people look at online programs and expect them to be easy just because they don't have to sit in a lecture hall to achieve it. On the contrary, I absolutely believe that online programs provide the learner with the benefit value equal to the effort that they put into it. I would definitely call this program rigorous, but I am also glad that it is. I would strongly prefer to go through a program that challenges me every step of the way and finish with a fraction of the cohort that I started with, rather than walk across the finish line with every one of them because the program was easy. Another complaint that I see a lot in these reviews is that the workload is overwhelming. Again, I'm surprised and concerned to see that given the nature of the program. While I wouldn't call the workload "easy" to manage, it is certainly doable. Personally, I have a full-time and a part-time job, I run other businesses on the side, I am simultaneously pursuing a separate graduate program at another university, and am the primary caretaker of my household. This is not intended to be contentious, but simply to illustrate that it is absolutely possible to maintain the LSUS MBA workload while still maintaining other responsibilities. Overall, I would absolutely recommend LSUS and specifically the Accelerated MBA program to individuals seeking to further their career. The caveat I would place on it is that if you already feel like you are overwhelmed with your current schedule and/or if you are not willing to carve out appropriate time to devote to a graduate-level program, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. There are easier MBA programs out there, just as there are certainly harder ones. And there are both more and less prestigious ones. There are cheaper (maybe?) and more expensive (definitely) ones as well. LSUS happens to hit a lot of great points - they are a great school with sufficient academic respect, they have a rigorous program that lends prestige over many other university options, and a learner would be hard-pressed to find a less expensive alternative. I have enjoyed my courses at LSUS and given the chance, I would choose this program all over again."
Kris
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2020
  • Degree: Biology
"When I first began LSUS, I had a woman from the accounting department tell me that I should feel lucky for having both tribal scholarship and GI Bill paying for my education, which for several reason offended me. I gave up five years of my life for one of those scholarship and worked very hard to maintain the other. Luck had nothing to do with the sacrifices I made too one day be able to pursue a higher education. On top of that, the school posted that summer 2016 and spring 2016 were paid in full when in actuality the checks were sent but never cashed. 2020 comes around and the LSUS is saying I owe over 4-thousand-dollar in tuition. Since it has been longer than 2 semester the scholarships I had will not pay for those semesters. Now during a pandemic where I am finically struggling and trying to get back in to school, LSUS is holding my transcript until I pay the tuition that should have already been paid. Now I am sitting here with over a 4-thousand-dollar tuition dept due to LSUS mishandling of finances."
Christina
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2020
  • Degree: Business
"The work load is overwhelming and reading the entire text isn't helpful when it comes to the quiz. Teachers and coaches need to communicate better. Especially when a person is on financial-aid and you have to keep a B. Not that easy, work & school!!!"
Bentjim
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I enrolled in this university to improve my chances of advancing in my career but so far it is actually having a negative impact on it. I am enrolled in the Online MBA program and I just wish I did not. The workload in some classes is absolutely unbearable and it has had a very negative impact on my job and physical and mental health as well. Simply put, some classes require that you spend more than 40+ hours a week working on them. For example, some classes require that you present a 2,000+ words paper with very specific requirements every single week for 7 weeks straight, on top of reading a couple of chapters (almost 200 pages) and preparing for weekly exams that focus on minor details of the text. Basically, you have to have a photographic memory to absorb the content of the text to be able to get a good grade. My family has seen me study and work to the point of exhaustion for this MBA and many have expressed concerns about it. In terms of instruction, you are paying to get materials and access to online lessons that you must teach yourself. The amount of teacher-student interaction is nonexistent or minimal. For those who are considering the online MBA, please, see other options."
Kimberly Middleton
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2019
  • Degree: History
"LSU-Shreveport is a small school, but a good one. Classes are usually small, which allows for better interaction with the professors. Degree programs are a little limited. They do not offer degrees such as archaeology, for example. That is due to the administration of the entire LSU system, however, not LSU-Shreveport specifically. LSUS is a good school for degrees such as history, business, and education. The teachers I had were good. They were knowledgeable and good about working and interacting with students. The school also offers a lot of student activities. Overall, I was pleased with the school."
Josh
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2019
  • Degree: MBA
"I took the online MBA program and found it significantly lacking. The professors refuse to give individual feedback on the questions / concepts missed on quizzes, providing only aggregated answers from the class, which are useless for individual knowledge. Some professors communicate primarily in all capital letters, which is strictly prohibited by program standards. The curriculum is from 2014, and does not include examples which are relevant to actual situations. One professor refused to perform any instruction; the class was almost entirely YouTube videos from another professor and textbook readings; the two information streams were not complementary in knowledge or terminology. Correspondence with the MBA Director, Dr. Knotts, proved unsatisfying; she made it perfectly clear that she is not interested in student progression. The lack of professionalism and poor professional communication caused me to leave the school in search of an institution which demonstrates an actual interest in teaching and learning rather than simply being a monetary collection company."
Won’t even associate my name with the school
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"I can’t think of how the program could be worse. There were maybe two professors in the science department who were decent. Between having a professor say he was handing out McDonald’s applications because we weren’t going anywhere to a newly appointed dean of the department who found this behavior acceptable. No one cares and most openly tell you how much they hate their jobs. It’s an extremely hard program with a terrible education. I’d recommend anywhere else over this disaster of a place I spent four years going through."
LSUS graduate
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
  • Degree: MBA in Finance
"I would certainly recommend LSUS. I retained an immense amount of knowledge through the MBA program and enjoyed interacting with very intelligent professors and classmates. While it can be rigorous taking multiple classes at a time, I like the ability to work every day and complete the program in one year at an affordable price. I wouldn't want to take two years to learn material that I can learn in one year. You also get a 1-week break in between classes, which allows you to rejuvenate before beginning your next course."
David
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"When I transferred to LSUS, I didn't realize how much teachers didn't care about students and rather collect a paycheck. Teachers were unorganized and all over the place. Also, they allow so many students per teacher and the students are LITERALLY elbow to elbow. The teachers make you feel inferior. LSUS has plenty adjunct /tenure professors and I feel they have no stability in the teaching structure whatsoever. I would recommend a different university in the area if possible."
Angela
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2018
  • Degree: Education
"I wanted to attend college to better myself, as I was the first one to attend school in my family. My mother got her GED after dropping out of school and my dad dropped out of school when he was in the 2nd grade. So, going to college was important to me. I wanted to be a teacher. The only thing I would tell others about it get some counseling with the Financial Aid and look for scholarships. I didn't and am still paying on my college for my Bachelor's degree and am now adding to my debt trying to get my Master's degree. I am now seeking scholarships. Don't fall into debt."
Nicole Falgout
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2018
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"The College of Education at Louisiana State University-Shreveport did an excellent job at preparing me to be an educator. I entered the school system with lots of knowledge, tools, and confidence. They ensured that I had a variety of hands-on experience combined with professors that truly committed themselves to our education and preparation. I am a better educator because I attended LSUS."
Lacey
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I wouldn't recommend this school. It's more concerned about rigor than actually teaching students so they actually learn the content they are paying for. It is mostly concerned about status and taking money from candidates and actually have a very low graduation rates."
Ashton Nance
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"LSUS is a wonderful institution for many reasons. The professors are extremely knowledgeable, go out of their way to help their students, and truly care about their students' feelings and education. The classes are intimate, which is something I enjoyed. I prefer this much more than a school with classes that have 300 students and the teacher doesn't even know your name. The campus has a lot of diversity as well, with multicultural students and a vast number of clubs for any student. The staff are also very helpful and it is great to be surrounded by so many passionate people at a university."
Chelsea Carroll
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"Louisiana State University-Shreveport is an outstanding university! Strong academics! Teachers are excellent! Big enough to offer many courses, clubs, and extracurricular activities but small enough for faculty to know you by name. High quality, diverse, goal oriented student body. In my opinion, this is the best college in the Shreveport/Bossier area to attend. Especially if you wish to stay at home and not go off to college or don't have the financials able to do so. It was all around wonderful experience."
LaSaundra
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2017
  • Degree: English
"LSUS is a reputable university that offers a quality education. In addition to a vast selection of degree options, there's a great deal of organizations for students to get involved in such as: debate team, the Student Government Association (SGA), fraternities and sororities, and so on. The university also has an excellent career services team to help current and former students (alumni) in their career endeavors. If you are seeking a school that offers rich and challenging courses with an atmosphere conducive to learning, then look no further than LSUS."
Claudia Ellers
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2016
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"LSUS is a great place to learn and obtain further education. It has been very helpful and easy to use. I am currently enrolled in a Master's degree that is one hundred percent online. Every time I call, people are very helpful and friendly. I don't have to wait too long to get someone on the phone, they are fast and precise. I love the treatment from the teachers as well."
Kendra bonnett
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2015
  • Degree: Neuropsychology
"I attended LSUHSC-Shreveport which was very challenging but the quality of instruction was impressive. I learned quite a lot from my instructors."
LaTienda Pierre
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2014
  • Degree: Education
"The pros of the graduate program I am enrolled in is that we are working in a cohort (team) and attend classes one night a week. The staff works closely with us and the institution supports the program. The only con to the graduate program I am enrolled in is that it is new to the university and we are still in the transitioning stages. Therefore, we are partially the experimental group that will be used to perfect the program in the coming years."
Susan Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2014
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"This is one of the newest and most innovative graduate programs around. We have approachable professors, flexible scheduling and support that is above and beyond what was expected!"