Entities

Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University

Acronym
LSU
Entity Type
Location
Founding Date
1860

Louisiana State University is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. LSU offers more than 225 fields of study, as well as several pre-health programs. Some of the most popular are biological sciences, kinesiology, and mechanical engineering. It is also home to one of the nation’s most dominant athletic programs.

  • The university brings in more than $150 million annually in outside research grants and contracts.
  • Its study abroad program offers options in 50 countries.
  • Students can choose from over 500 Student organizations and 36 Greek chapters on campus. 
  • The school also hosts several campus events including Fall Fest, a school-pride celebration, and Homecoming. 
  • In the last few years, LSU has produced several first-round athletes including NBA player Ben Simmons, NFL player Leonard Fournette and MLB player Alex Lange.