Rent Rates | LSU Residential Life

Rent Rates

When you compare apples to apples, life on campus is simply the best value. Students who live on campus enjoy the LSU experience in safe, comfortable, convenient, and affordable student-focused housing.

Living on campus not only provides incredible academic benefits (increased GPA, retention and graduation rates), but it also offers an immediate opportunity for you to make new friends and build a community, which eases the transition between high school and college and college life to adulthood.

  • Rates listed are per student, per semester, and are subject to change. Rent rates do not include LSU Dining meal plans which are required for first- and second-year students in res halls. 
  • All utilities (electricity, water, sewage, trash), Internet service and basic cable TV are included. Edward Gay Apartments also include local phone service.
  • Price differences are due to building age, room style, apartment style, bath style, and academic programs associated with the building.
  • Residents are required to sign an academic-year contract that includes both fall and spring semesters. 
  • When space allows, two-student rooms may be rented as private rooms at 1.5x the listed rate.
  • Rent is paid by the semester on the fee bill. Payment options are available with the Bursar’s Office.

Residential Colleges

Room Type

2017-18 Semester Rent

2018-19 Semester Rent

Visual & Performing Arts Residential College
Broussard Hall

One-student, hall bath -  $3,545
Two-student, hall bath - $3,545
Three-student, hall bath -  $3,365
Career Discovery Residential College
Spruce Hall

Two-student, suite bath   -  $4,090
Agriculture Residential College
Blake Hall
Two-student, suite bath $4,090  $4,090
Two-student, private bath $4,090  $4,090
Two-student, hall bath $3,870 $3,870
Business Residential College
Residential College One – West Hall
Two-student, suite bath $4,090  $4,090
Two-student, private bath $4,090  $4,090
Engineering Residential College
Residential College One – North Hall
Two-student, suite bath $4,090  $4,090
Two-student, private bath $4,090  $4,090
Honors House
East & West Laville Halls
One-student, hall bath $3,870  $3,870
Two-student, hall bath $3,870  $3,870
Four-student, hall bath $3,675  $3,675
Human Sciences & Education Residential College
Cypress Hall
Two-student, suite bath $4,090  $4,090
Humanities & Social Sciences Residential College
Residential College One – South Hall
Two-student, suite bath $4,090  $4,090
Two-student, private bath $4,090  $4,090
Mass Communication Residential College
Residential College One – South Hall
Two-student, suite bath $4,090  $4,090

Science Residential College
Fall 2018: Highland Hall, Louise Garig Hall (all male) & West Laville Hall

Spring 2019: Evangeline Hall (Please note room styles may differ from what's currently available in Highland & Louise Garig Halls.)

Two-student, hall bath $3,545  $3,545
Two-student, suite bath $3,745  $3,745
Two-student, private bath $3,745  $3,745
Three-student, hall bath $3,365  $3,365
Three-student, suite bath $3,545  $3,545
Three-student, private bath $3,545  $3,545

 

Traditional Residence Halls

Room Type

Semester Rent

Acadian Hall Two-student, hall bath $3,255
Blake Hall Two-student, hall bath $3,580
Annie Boyd Hall Two-student, suite bath $3,800
Two-student, private bath $3,800
Herget Hall Two-student, hall bath $2,600
Four-student, hall bath $2,445
Kirby Smith Hall Two-student, suite bath $3,455
Miller Hall (all female) One-student, private bath $3,455
Two-student, hall bath $3,255
Three-student, hall bath $3,075
Four-student, hall bath $3,075
Pentagon Community:
Beauregard, Jackson, Taylor & LeJeune Halls
Including the ROTC House in Jackson Hall
Two-student, hall bath $2,800
Spruce Hall Two-student, suite bath $3,800

 

Rent rates below already include the rent reduction announced April 2018. 

On-Campus Apartments

Apartment Type

Semester Rent

Summer Rent 

East Campus Apartments (ECA)
Academic year, 9-month lease 
Efficiency $4,840 n/a
Two bedroom, two bathroom $4,250 n/a
Four bedroom, two bathroom $3,900 n/a
West Campus Apartments (WCA)
Academic year, 9-month lease
Summer leases available
Two bedroom, one bathroom  $4,250 See Summer Housing for term options.
Three bedroom, two bathroom $4,050 See Summer Housing for term options.
Four-bedroom, two bathroom $3,900 See Summer Housing for term options.

Nicholson Gateway Apartments
10-month lease (Mid-August to End of May)
Summer leases available

Dare to Compare and see all Nicholson Gateway includes.

S-1 Studio Apartment $5,825 $2,915
A-1 One bedroom, One-bathroom Apartment $7,080 $3,540
B-1 Two-bedroom, One-bathroom Apartment $4,600 $2,300
B-2 Two-bedroom, Two-bathroom Apartment $4,740 $2,370
B-3 Three-bedroom, Three-bathroom Apartment $4,690 $2,345
D-4 Four-bedroom, Four-bathroom Apartment $4,340 $2,170

 

Residence Halls

Room Type

Semester Rent

Honors House
East & West Laville Halls
One-student, hall bath $3,870
Two-student, hall bath $3,870
Four-student, hall bath $3,675
Herget Hall Two-student, hall bath $2,600

Pentagon Community:
Beauregard, Jackson, Taylor & LeJeune Halls
ROTC House

Two-student, hall bath $2,800

 

Edward Gay Apartments

Rent Per Apartment

Edward Gay Apartments
Two-bedroom Apartment
$710/month or $3,550/semester
Edward Gay Apartments
Three-bedroom Apartment
$765/month or $3,825/semester

 

 

Nicholson Gateway Apartments

Semester Rent

Nicholson Gateway Apartments
10-month lease (Mid-August to End of May) with summer leases available

Rates are listed per student, per semester. Units are rented by the bed, not the entire apartment.

Rent rates do not include the Graduate Housing Stipend opportunity. If awarded, reduce the 12-month total by $3,600.

 

 

 S-1 Studio Apartment

$5,825
A-1 One bedroom, One-bathroom Apartment $7,080
B-1 Two-bedroom, One-bathroom Apartment $4,600
B-2 Two-bedroom, Two-bathroom Apartment $4,740
B-3 Three-bedroom, Three-bathroom Apartment $4,690
D-4 Four-bedroom, Four-bathroom Apartment $4,340

 

Edward Gay Apartments

Rent Per Apartment

Two-bedroom Apartment $710/month or $3,550/semester
Three-bedroom Apartment $765/month or $3,825/semester

 

Rent rates below already include the rent reduction announced April 2018.

 

Room

Summer 2018 Session A

Summer 2018 Session  B

Spring to Summer Break 2018

West Campus Apartments
Four-bedroom Apartment

$2,065 $1,277 $827
West Campus Apartments
Three-bedroom Apartment
$2,125 $1,314 $851
West Campus Apartments
Two-bedroom Apartment
$2,215 $1,369 $887
LeJeune Hall
Two-student room
$1,400 $865 $560

 

 

Room  Summer Rent 
Nicholson Gateway Apartments
S-1 Studio Apartment
$2,915
Nicholson Gateway Apartments
A-1 One bedroom, One-bathroom Apartment
$3,540
Nicholson Gateway Apartments
B-1 Two-bedroom, One-bathroom Apartment
$2,300
Nicholson Gateway Apartments
B-2 Two-bedroom, Two-bathroom Apartment
$2,370
Nicholson Gateway Apartments
B-3 Three-bedroom, Three-bathroom Apartment
$2,345
Nicholson Gateway Apartments
D-4 Four-bedroom, Four-bathroom Apartment
$2,170
 

 

Services

LSU On-Campus Residence Halls

LSU On-Campus Apartments

Off-Campus Housing

Safety

24/7 LSU Police Monitoring

 
Interior and Exterior Surveillance Cameras

 
24/7 Staffed Front Desk

 
Professional Live-In Staff

 
24/7 Student Support Staff

 
Multiple Security Levels Before Entering Student Bedroom

 

Features

  
Walk to Class, Rec Facilities, Pools, Sports, and Retail and Dining Options

 
On Tiger Trails Bus System Route

some
Roommate Matching Available

some
All Inclusive Rent
(All electricity, cable, trash, sewage, WiFi, wired Internet, water)

 
Furnished (at no additional cost)

some
9 and 12-month Lease Options

some
Individual Resident Leases

some
Computer Labs with Free Printing

some
Small Group Study and Work Rooms

some
LSU Student-Only Community

 

Services

24/7 Maintenance

 
Custodial Services in Bathrooms

 
Trash Valet

 

some
IT Support Desk

 
Educational and Student-focused Programming and Events

 
Free Tutoring

 

 
Academic-based Living-Learning Communities Available