Louisiana State University

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Louisiana State University (officially Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, commonly referred to as LSU) is a public research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The university was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and the main campus historic district occupies a 650-acre (2.6 km²) plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.


LSU holds a prominent position in American higher education. As you enter LSU, you are joining a vibrant, diverse and rewarding community - one with a rich culture and history and even brighter future.

Academics - From our top-ranked landscape architecture program to our world-renowned Center for Internal Auditing, LSU holds a prominent position in American higher education.

Notable Alumni - From NBA all-stars to astronauts, LSU alumni have been making an impact on the world since 1860.

Research Works - Dynamic research is conducted at LSU every day from the sciences to the arts and humanities. Our research faculty and students advance discovery and our understanding of the world.

Faculty and Staff - Our award-winning faculty have been making a global impact, both inside and outside the classroom, since 1860.

Student Achievements - When you arrive at LSU, you become a part of a distinguished group of students. LSU students have distinguished themselves in business, education, science, the arts, sports, entertainment and many other areas.

Community Outreach - With student presentations, exhibits from nationally renowned artists and historic collections, our many galleries, libraries and museums are great places to find inspiration.