AN ELITE AND HISTORIC UNIVERSITY WITH A REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE
AS ONE OF THE OLDEST, MOST PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES IN THE NATION, LSU is in the elite 1 percent with land-, sea-, and space-grant designations, which illustrates our commitment to research and community outreach that addresses the world's most pressing issues. These designations attract top scholars, like you, who collaborate across disciplines to learn from and research alongside the most acclaimed professors in their fields. As partners in your success, let us help you excel.
LEADING THE NATION
LSU IS A TOP-TIER RESEARCH POWERHOUSE, FOCUSED ON TACKLING THE WORLD'S MOST PRESSING ISSUES. We don't back down from a challenge. Instead, our students and professors work side-by-side in pursuit of solutions, sharing knowledge that will transform the globe utilizing state of the art facilities on our campus. In fact, in 2022, LSU will be the first university to put technology on the moon-technology built by our students. They have helped improve medicine for inflammatory diseases, test a Hyperloop pod at SpaceX, prove Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, mitigate coastal land loss, and so much more.
A key ingredient to our innovation and discovery is our commitment to inclusion and diversity-both of thought and of community. Students from all 50 states and 100 countries around the world are taking notice. LSU has enrolled the largest and most academically talented incoming classes each of the past three years, while also achieving record levels of diversity in our student body. Our spirit is unyielding and our vision is clear: this is our time to lead.
FIRST UNIVERSITY ON THE MOON
BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
STATE OF THE ART Facilities
NEW RESIDENCE HALLS
FASTEST GROWING DIVERSITY
AT A FLAGSHIP UNIVERSITY
CHAMPIONS ON THE FIELD AND IN EVERY FIELD
AS AN ELITE FLAGSHIP, TOP-TIER RESEARCH UNIVERSITY, the discoveries made on our campus are groundbreaking and shape the future. With our award-winning faculty, you'll impact the marketplace of ideas by generating cutting-edge, innovative solutions to the world's most critical challenges. The comprehensive resources of our flagship university will empower you to achieve the most advanced degree in your field. Our extensive and diverse academic programs offer your a broad scope to explore your interests and enhance your educational experience through interdisciplinary collaboration. No matter where your next steps lead, our alumni around the globe are eager to hire you, mentor you, and promote you.
Global Alumni Network - One of the Largest in the World
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Universities with their own Schools for Law, Dental, Medical, Veterinary, and an Elite MBA Program
Academic Programs, more than almost any other university in the country
THE SMARTEST INVESTMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
AS A PREMIER FLAGSHIP INSTITUTION, WE ARE CONSISTENTLY RANKED AS ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP VALUES by Kiplinger, Forbes, Money, SmartAsset, and Payscale. LSU students graduate at higher rates than the national average and are consistently accepted into medical, dental, and law schools at significantly higher rates than anywhere else in the country.
WE IMPACT THE WORLD
“Looking at how well-rounded my college experience was, I couldn’t ask for more. I was afforded diverse opportunities that focused on critical analysis and communication. Because of that, I graduated feeling equipped for a career in almost any field"
- Victor Lashley
Vice President of Global Trade Sales at J.P. Morgan
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Alumnus - 2012
WITH MORE THAN 250,000 AROUND THE GLOBE, LSU ALUMNI ARE A POWERFUL FORCE in the workplace. They are diplomats, CEOs, Grammy winners, renowned doctors and scientists, best-selling authors, space explorers, and so much more. As an LSU alum, you’ll find yourself in excellent company.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Ernst & Young
ESPN NFL Nation
Kraft Heinz Company
The New York Times
Nissan North America
Turner Sports & NBAtv
U.S. Forest Service
The Washington Post
World War II Museum
LSU Graduates Earn $15k more Annually compared to the National Average.
LSU Students and Alumni have access to 500,000+ jobs via LSU's Personal Job Portal.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR SUCCESS
ACADEMIC INQUIRY AND SELF DISCOVERY GO HAND AND HAND. To foster a tight-knit community of scholars, all majors at LSU are grouped into senior colleges, and every senior college has their own residential college where students from similar majors live and learn together.
In your senior college, you will take major-specific classes and collaborate with others who share your interests, learn from faculty who are experts in your field of study, and consult with academic advisors who are knowledgeable about your course requirements to help guide you toward graduation. Though your senior college is your home base, the entire LSU community dedicated to making sure you succeed.
MEET US AT THE INTERSECTION OF PASSION AND PURPOSE
WELCOME TO THE “SILICON VALLEY OF THE SOUTH”—BATON ROUGE. Louisiana's capital city is home to some of the world's top global and technological companies and is in close proximity to America's energy resources, delicate coastal ecosystems, and artistic, historical, and cultural treasures—allowing you access to prime locations for experiential learning. For you, that equals more year-round research and internship opportunities in one of the nation’s top cities for job growth.
Baton Rouge General
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Georgia-Pacific Corporation Honeywell
Jacobs Engineering Group
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Lamar Advertising Company
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Ochsner Health System
Our Lady of the Lake
Postlethwaite & Netterville
YEAR ROUND INTERNSHIPS AT THE TOP GLOBAL COMPANIES SURROUNDING CAMPUS
EVERY STUDENT, EVERY CONTINENT
ENHANCE YOUR STUDIES AS YOU EXPLORE THE WORLD! Broaden your perspective at locations anywhere from Mozambique to Milan—even as a freshman. At LSU, there is a study abroad or research opportunity for every student no matter their major or year of study.
Hands-on learning experiences help you build a competitive résumé and deepen and broaden your perspective. Research is available to all undergraduates and is a component of many study abroad programs. The depth of knowledge you will gain and global lens through which you will come to examine issues are qualities highly sought-after by companies in today's interconnected marketplace.
NEARLY 400 DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD LOCATIONS
100% OF STUDENTs CAN PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH
INSPIRATION IN ACTION
WE ARE THE ONES READY TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD. Part of earning a well-rounded education is becoming part of a greater community. Issues of global or local inequity impact us all, and each action you take to serve a cause that’s important to you will ripple outward. Your actions can inspire someone else, who in turn will inspire another. That’s how you leave your mark on the world.
To help you get involved, LSU partners with local nonprofits and community organizations to build playgrounds, renovate houses, mentor children, and so much more. There's a big world beyond the classroom where you, along with your fellow classmates, are encouraged to make an impact. And through service-learning courses, you can even get credit for doing so.
$1 MILLION+ RAISED BY STUDENTS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
450+ STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM
THE LSU GREEK COMMUNITY HAS RAISED $2 MILLION AND BUILT 28 HOMES
HOME SWEET HOME
LIVING ON CAMPUS GIVES YOU EASY ACCESS TO YOUR FACULTY AND PEER MENTORS, and studies show it results in a better GPA. As a first-year student, you can choose to live in a traditional residence hall or in a residential college. Residential colleges allow you to immerse yourself in a small community of peers who share the same interests as you, often having the same majors and/or taking the same classes. You can also apply to the Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College, which is one of the few honors institutions in the country that can boast a complete Honors Campus, made up of the French House and Laville Honors House residential college.
1500+ ON-CAMPUS EVENTS EACH YEAR
STUDENTS FROM EVERY STATE AND 100+ COUNTRIES
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE LIMITLESS
WE TAKE AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT YOUR APPLICATION to evaluate your high school academic record, leadership, and potential for success on our campus. Each application includes the Common Application, your high school transcript or grades, and a letter of recommendation.
YOU ARE MORE THAN A NUMBER.
EACH APPLICATION IS
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