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.

 

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LEADING THE NATION

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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. 

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world-changing research

FIRST UNIVERSITY ON THE MOON

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

  STATE OF THE ART Facilities     

NEW RESIDENCE HALLS

INNOVATIVE CLASSROOMS

TOP-TIER LABS

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. 
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250,000+

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

330+

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. 

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WE RUN THE WORLD

Victor Lashley in New York

“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. 

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The Atlantic 

Bayer 

Blue Apron 

CBS 

CNN 

Deloitte & Touche LLP 

Disney 

Dow 

DreamWorks Animation 

DuPont 

Entertainment Weekly 

Ernst & Young 

ESPN NFL Nation 

ExxonMobil 

FBI 

Gap Inc.

Gerber 

Google 

Hershey 

HGTV 

Huffpost Live 

JPMorgan Chase 

Kraft Heinz Company 

Lucasfilm 

Merck 

MD Anderson 

MSNBC 

NASA 

Nestlé Purina 

The New York Times 

Nike 

Nissan North America 

Pandora

Pixar 

Politico 

Ralph Lauren 

Shell 

Thomson Reuters 

Tommy Hilfiger 

Turner Sports & NBAtv 

Twitter 

U.S. Forest Service 

USA Today 

Vera Wang 

The Washington Post 

World War II Museum 

Yahoo 

YouTube 

...and more 

 

$15K+

LSU Graduates Earn $15k more Annually compared to the National Average.

500,000+

LSU Students and Alumni have access to 500,000+ jobs via LSU's Personal Job Portal.

 

SUPPORT FOR YOUR SUCCESS

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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. 

AWARD-WINNING SERVICES

LSU OFFERS AN AWARD-WINNING NETWORK OF RESOURCES WITH RENOWNED AND CARING FACULTY WHO HELP ENRICH YOUR ACADEMIC JOURNEY INCLUDING:

 

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. 

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Albermarle 

Amazon 

Amedisys 

BASF 

Baton Rouge General 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield 

Coca-Cola 

Community Coffee 

Cox Enterprises 

Dow Chemical 

EA Sports 

Entergy 

ExxonMobil 

General Electric 

Georgia-Pacific Corporation Honeywell 

IBM 

Jacobs Engineering Group 

JPMorgan Chase Bank 

Lamar Advertising Company 

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center 

Ochsner Health System 

Our Lady of the Lake 

Postlethwaite & Netterville 

...and more 

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 STUDENT CAN PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH

New Zealand Study Abroad

 

 

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. 

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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

 

 

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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. 

 

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YOU'RE MORE THAN A NUMBER.

EACH APPLICATION IS 

HOLISTICALLY REVIEWED

 

 

 

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