Study at Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana 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.
Fields of study in vogue at the school include science, real estate and construction management, and liberal arts.
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.
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.
Approximately 28, 628 students study at LSU .
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. "
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Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2750
General Phone: (225) 578-3202