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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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  • We hit a beautiful Sunday to walk around campus and enjoyed ourselves...lots of shade and interesting old buildings. They have nice sporting facilities that my husband liked seeing in person.  more »
  • The LSU campus is large, lush, and lovely. Huge live oaks, numerous lakes, green grass, and impressive buildings, In short, one of the prettiest college campuses this reviewer has ever seen.  more »
  • Very nice campus to walk around and explore. The visitor center has metered parking and is rather central so a good place to start if you are a tourist. If you go by the stadium, be sure to visit Mike...  more »
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  • LSU is great place to go. With it's outstanding achievements in sports and education, I can proudly call LSU the best university.
  • LSU is strong in a number of academic fields of study though weaker in several others. The overall numerical national ranking of the school will only pick up if it reduces the size of it's freshman class. The quality of student accepted is important in elevating the academic reputation of the school. Just look at other higher ranked public schools in the SEC such as Florida, Georgia and Texas A.M. The Administration needs to stress and market the academic quality of the school so it can obtain a more thoughtful reputation in higher ed. In some ways the athletic program reputation actually takes away from the real academic experience at LSU. Our young one loved it and now has a great job. It's all about being an LSU Tiger.
  • Me and my two daughter's stayed in the dorms for the National sea search challenge.. This is a beautiful college. Had a great time and food was good. Our favorite part was getting to see Mike!! Love 21st first site!! Only wish I could add the pic of him we got so cute and sweet had. Paws out like a baby and obviously wanted his belly rubbed. Love him!!
  • My second home and favorite place in Baton Rouge. It has strong academic reputation with very high research activities. It also has very fantastic campus!
  • Had a memorable time there