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Louisiana State University

LSU is Louisiana’s flagship university and has served the people of Louisiana since 1860. In addition to being home of the “Fighting Tigers,” LSU is one of only 21 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. The University helps define Baton Rouge as an exceptional place to learn, work, and live.

There are over 30,000 students attending LSU, including 1,600 international students, and 5,000 graduate students. The campus additionally employs 1,200 faculty, and 3,000 staff. This is a culturally rich and diverse campus community with 9 senior colleges, 4 schools, and multiple specialized centers, divisions, and institutes. There are also more than 300 student organizations at LSU providing extraordinary opportunities for learning, fun, friendship, and community involvement.

The University is a significant factor in the Louisiana and Baton Rouge economies and brings in more than $140 million annually in outside research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, National Endowment for the Humanities and many others. At any one time there are over 2,500 sponsored research programs in process.

LSU Tiger Athletics is one of the finest in the nation. The university has won over 43 national championships in baseball, basketball, football, golf, and track and field. The spirit, support, and enthusiasm for LSU sports go way beyond the campus gates to the surrounding communities, the state, and the nation.

The campus is located on more than 2,000 acres along the Mississippi River in the Southern part of Baton Rouge. Magnificent live oaks and magnolia’s grace the campus along with azaleas, crepe myrtles, ligustrum, and camellias. Forty-six of its 250 buildings are on the national register of historic places and are also protected by the State Capital Historic District legislation.

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