Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

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Louisiana State University is a public coeducational university located 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, and consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and occupies a 650-acre plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.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. In 2015, the University enrolled over 26,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Several of LSU's graduate schools, such as the E.J. Ourso College of Business and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, have received national recognition in their respective fields of study. Designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, LSU is also noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Lots of interesting architecture, a great library, huge parade grounds and magnificent Live Oak trees. concerts are performed n the Union theater at reasonable prices. Check out their box office for u...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    The LSU campus is a must-see on any trip to Baton Rouge. Notable features include two prehistoric Native American mounds that are older than the Great Pyramids; a veritable urban forest comprised by l...  more »
  • June 2, 2017
    We enjoyed our walk around the campus and lunch at The Chimes. I would rate it a five, but I am a PSU alum. ;)  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    A month ago, I was travelling towards New Orleans.It was my first trip to the place and even the state. I am from Texas ! On my way in Baton Rouge, I took a wrong exit and I ended up visiting this University! I was so amazed by their environment up there. Lots of trees inside the campus, and the campus buildings looked so classic, more like a Cali style . I loved their design of the rooftops. They have a small river that runs between the university and you will see a lot of people waling on its sides. I met a person there and I asked him for direction to their main library. He walked me all the way up there and told me lots about the college ! He was really kind and helpful. Their football stadium looked big and nice ! Great environment for study ! Classic ! And New Orleans is like half an hour drive from there as well ! Beautiful Campus, Beautiful People
  • June 2, 2017
    Dr. Luminais was very patient and understanding during my treatment. Taking the time to explain the process to me. I thank him for his time and my dental work.
  • July 10, 2017
    If you like lots of live oak trees, sports, and jogging , this is a good place to study, work or hangout!
  • June 16, 2017
    LONZO BALLLLL ODELLLL WOOOOOH maybe i can meet someone like em in a few years ayeee
  • March 6, 2017
    Amazing school. Budget cut by state has put the school into lot of troubles. Otherwise it is one of the good universities to study. Lot of beautiful and scenic places within the college.

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