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Louisiana State University

Louisiana, United States
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,000 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 20%
Institution type Public

About Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The University was founded in year 1853. LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, and the largest institution of higher education in Louisiana in terms of student enrollment.

The university divided into several colleges and schools which are College of Agriculture, College of Art & Design, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Science, E.J. Ourso College of Business, College of Music & Dramatic Arts, College of Human Sciences & Education
College of Engineering, University College, Honors College, Graduate School, Manship School of Mass Communication, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of the Coast & Environment, and Continuing Education.

Louisiana State University is ranked 134th in the national universities category and 67th among public universities by the 2013 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. colleges. LSU is also ranked as the 151st best research university in the nation by Forbes magazine and is featured in the 2011 edition of Princeton Review's Best 371 Colleges guide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked LSU as the 16th most popular university in the nation.

Campus information

LSU's main library collection, numbering almost three million volumes, is housed in Troy H. Middleton Library on the main quadrangle of the University. It is both a general use library and a U.S. Regional Depository Library, housing publications from the federal government, United Nations, and United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The LSU campus houses eight museums that feature original works by students as well as traveling exhibits by local, national, and international artisans. In addition to the campus museums, LSU currently runs four museums in the greater Baton Rouge area: The LSU Museum of Art, The LSU Museum of Natural History, The LSU Museum of Natural Science, and the LSU Rural Life Museum.

On-campus housing options include on-campus apartments (East Campus Apartments, West Campus Apartments, Edward Gay and Nicholson Apartments), Annie Boyd Hall, Evangeline Hall, the Engineering Residential College, the Business Residential College, Broussard, Acadian, Beauregard, Blake, Louise Garig, Herget, Highland, Jackson, Kirby Smith (temporary), LeJeune, McVoy, Miller, Taylor, East Laville, and West Laville.

Louisiana State University is situated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Fall 2016 Undergraduate Applications: Housing applications will be available once LSU Undergraduate Admissions begins admitting students for fall 2016 in October 2015. The housing application is a separate application from admission to LSU. This refund schedule is only for new students and not continuing students participating in the contract renewal process.

The online application requires $250 advance rent, $50 non-refundable application fee, and a $10 non-refundable  processing fee to complete the housing application. If you apply for housing, get a room assignment, and move into your room assignment, the $250 advance rent is applied toward your rent on your fee bill. 


Courses available 10

Agriculture Studies 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


Reviews 3

My overall opinion of LSU is that it is an excellent school that teaches you how to be your own person. LSU is a very large campus and it hard to sometimes connect with others but helps you get out there and get involved. the university has many ways to condense the university into a smaller commun…
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The best thing about LSU has to be the tradition and the football games. I don't think I could come up with one thing to change. It's a big school and big campus, but not as overwhelming as you would think. Having recently won the BCS National Championship, people's reactions about me going to LSU …
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