LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

United States, Louisiana

Founded in the year 1853, Louisiana State University is a public research university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The university’s vision is to become a primary research university, testing its students to achieve the highest intellectual and personal development level. Louisiana State University is designated as a land, sea, and space funding agency, whose mission is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and art. The university registered more than 25,000 undergraduates and more than 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. The university’s research department is an active member of the local, national, and international community. Their work has promoted the development of knowledge, and its influence has gone beyond the campus. Teachers and students conduct cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art facilities. These faculty members help obtain funding, develop industry partnerships, and commercialize the next major breakthrough.

Campus Life

The campus of Louisiana State University is located 1,000 acres south of downtown Baton Rouge. Most of the university's 250 buildings, most of which were built between 1925 and 1940, is located on a 650-acre plateau along the Mississippi River. The campus comprises libraries, art museums, some beautiful architecture, and it is full of greenery. The main library of Louisiana State University has nearly three million books and is located in the main quadrilateral library of the university. It is both a general library and a regional library of the United States, storing publications of the federal government, the United Nations, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. There are several museums on the Louisiana State University campus, exhibiting students' original works and traveling exhibitions of local, national, and international artisans. In addition to the campus museum, the university currently operates four museums in the Greater Baton Rouge area: Art Museum, Natural History Museum, Natural Science Museum, and Rural Life Museum. There are currently more than 350 student organizations active in the institution, including a student government and a total of 36 fraternities and societies. This is the voice of the LSU student body in everything from university management to parking and transportation. 

Noted Alumni

The university's alumni are also active in the domestic and international arena in politics, academia, and the arts. Such famous figures include James Carville, Bill Clinton's senior political adviser, Hubert Humphrey, the 38th Vice President of the United States, and Oscar-winning actress Joanne Woodward majored in drama during her enrollment at the college, NASA engineer Maxime Faget (Naval Reserve Officer) and NASA engineer were responsible for designing the "Apollo" command module mercury capsule, and Pete Maravich played basketball for the university and in 1970 he was awarded as a National' Player of the Year'.