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Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, also known as LSU or Louisiana State University, is a co-ed university situated in Louisiana. LSU, established in 1860, has its main campus located on 650 acres upland on the river banks of the Mississippi. The campus boasts of over 250 principal buildings. The university has more than 1, 000 full-time staff and serves nearly 30, 000 students.

The official team of LSU is nicknamed the Fighting Tigers, and LSU Tigers football started in 1893. LSU is the only team to become the winner of two BCS National Championships. The university boasts of renowned alumni like basketball players, Pete Maravich and Shaquille O'Neal; and Democratic Party campaign manager Donna Brazile.

Profile of Louisiana State University

LSU is in Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. LSU issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include science, real estate and construction management, and liberal arts.

LSU Selectivity

Not all applicants to LSU are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 640 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 550 to 650 in 2007.

Faculty

The most successful professors at LSU are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 28, 628 students study at LSU .

Student Life

Very few students at the school attend part-time. Students participate in Southeastern Conference athletics.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"As the flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisiana State University is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Designated as both a land grant and sea grant institution, the mission of Louisiana State University is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts. In implementing its mission, LSU is committed to: offer a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research opportunities designated to attract and educate highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students; employ faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities, and who contribute to a world-class knowledge base that is transferrable to educational, professional, cultural, and economic enterprises; and use its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental, and social challenges. "

LSU Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 465general studies, English, political science, sociology, history, speech and rhetoric, library science, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Business and Management971business management, accounting, marketing, finance, fashion merchandising, management science, international business, managerial economics
Education and Teaching661physical education teaching, elementary school teaching, education, adult education, secondary teaching, music teaching, early childhood education, educational administration, . . .
Science582biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, geology, oceanography, biological and physical sciences, microbiology, . . .
Engineering459mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, petroleum engineering, engineering science, . . .
Therapy and Counselling286psychology
Media240mass communication, media studies
Law186law, advanced legal research
Family and Social Work176social work, family and consumer science, public administration
Real Estate and Construction Management131construction management
Architecture and Planning116interior architecture, landscape architecture, architecture
Fine Arts107fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering102computer science, computer engineering, information science
Medicine97veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences, medical physics
Mathematics82mathematics, statistics
Music80music performance, music
Animal Science and Care79animal science
Agricultural Science and Management76agricultural management, food science, agricultural economics, agriculture
Medical Support and Technology71audiology and speech pathology
Conservation and Resource Management57environmental science, wildlife management, forestry, forest management, natural resources management, fisheries sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy47dietitian
Drama and Performing Arts34drama
Religion and Philosophy34philosophy
Landscaping and Horticulture22plant sciences, agronomy, horticultural science

Contact: LSU

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2750

General Phone: (225) 578-3202

http://www.lsu.edu

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