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Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge, better known as LSU,  is a public school near the Mississippi River, in the southeastern part of the state. Students at LSU can choose from many programs in more than a dozen colleges, with graduate degrees available in the E. J. Ourso College of Business, the College of Engineering, the law school and several other fields. Outside the classroom, LSU students can explore more than 350 student organizations or check out the unique, free facilities nearby, including the 14-acre Hilltop Arboretum or the Louisiana Museum of Natural History. Sports fans can visit the Andonie Museum, which is also free and all about the history of LSU athletics. Student athletes can play at the recreational level or with the LSU Tigers varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. Notable LSU alumni include four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, and Lyndon Johnson’s vice president, Hubert Humphrey.

The Graduate School is unique among LSU’s academic colleges: it has no faculty and offers no classes. I almost said we have no students, either, but in fact, we have plenty of students – about 5,000 – since all graduate students “belong” to the Graduate School. Still, these students take their coursework and write their theses or dissertations in their academic departments. But we play a central part in students’ academic careers, from admission through milestone examinations to graduation. Our role is to support our graduate students and assure they get the help they need quickly and courteously.


Ranking

140

Established Year

1860

Students

30,863

About

ABOUT UNIVERSITY
The Graduate School is unique among LSU’s academic colleges: it has no faculty and offers no classes. I almost said we have no students, either, but in fact, we have plenty of students – about 5,000 – since all graduate students “belong” to the Graduate School. Still, these students take their coursework and write their theses or dissertations in their academic departments. But we play a central part in students’ academic careers, from admission through milestone examinations to graduation. Our role is to support our graduate students and assure they get the help they need quickly and courteously. Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge, better known as LSU, is a public school near the Mississippi River, in the southeastern part of the state. Students at LSU can choose from many programs in more than a dozen colleges, with graduate degrees available in the E. J. Ourso College of Business, the College of Engineering, the law school and several other fields. Outside the classroom, LSU students can explore more than 350 student organizations or check out the unique, free facilities nearby, including the 14-acre Hilltop Arboretum or the Louisiana Museum of Natural History. Sports fans can visit the Andonie Museum, which is also free and all about the history of LSU athletics. Student athletes can play at the recreational level or with the LSU Tigers varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. Notable LSU alumni include four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, and Lyndon Johnson’s vice president, Hubert Humphrey.

Services:

SERVICES
Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Of the students at Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge, 71 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge. Students who have cars on campus 71% Health insurance offered Yes

Student Life:

Student Life
Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,444, with a gender distribution of 48 percent male students and 52 percent female students. At this school, 23 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 77 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge is part of the NCAA I. The student-faculty ratio at Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge is 20:1, and the school has 40.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84 percent.

Student Reviews:

REVIEWS
LSU is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. Its research and academic programs in astrophysics, chemistry, petrochemical engineering, coastal geology, marine/coastal science, wetland science, landscape architecture, natural resources, and political science are nationally and internationally respected. LSU outperforms many schools ranked higher and it's a shame to rank such a great public university at #140.