Why LSU

Want to get more out of your education? You’ve come to the right place.

As an LSU student, you’ll take a deep dive into courses that instill practical skills—like critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and entrepreneurship—that you’ll carry with you into the workforce and beyond.

Location

Experience life on a charming southern campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the state capital and a cultural crossroads between the Cajun country of Lafayette and the beautiful, internationally known city of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz music and home of Mardi Gras.

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Ranked one of the top 100 cities for growth (Forbes, 2016)

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Experience culture like nowhere else when you explore south Louisianan food and music, local festivals, museums and maybe even a swamp tour!

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LSU is located just a 20-minute drive from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and a one-hour drive from New Orleans International Airport.

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The Baton Rouge area provides countless opportunities to get involved not only on campus, but also in politics; business; the engineering, manufacturing and technology industries and more.

Academics

Learn with purpose. At LSU, classes and academic programs don't just make you smarter, they equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to reach your career goals.

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LSU is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.

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Graduates work for top companies like Gerber, Nestle, Ralph Lauren, DreamWorks Animation, Nike and Shell.

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LSU is among the elite one percent of research universities in the United States.

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LSU provides great opportunities for students hoping to strengthen or expand family businesses, or to start, own, run and manage their own businesses after graduation.

Student Life

Studying is important, but it's not the only aspect of your college experience. Exploring outside the classroom is a vital part of learning and growing, especially for international students. And LSU makes that process easy!

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On top of additional tutoring and academic support, LSU Global also hosts frequent activities for students to get to know their classmates and the local culture.

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LSU hosts more than 400 student organizations covering a wide range of interests. And if the university doesn't already have the club you're looking for, you can start your own.

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LSU's gorgeous, newly renovated Student Recreation Complex provides basketball, soccer and volleyball courts; indoor and outdoor swimming pools; track, cardio and weight training equipment; a cycle studio; table tennis and more!

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Want to make a difference? LSU emphasizes the importance of helping others and helps coordinate several volunteering and service learning opportunities each semester.

What makes LSU special is the atmosphere. You have no idea. Honestly, since I’ve arrived I haven’t felt homesick or anything. The atmosphere and the people make me feel like this is my second home.

Talal Alhashmi
UAE, Petroleum Engineering

Prepare to Excel!

LSU graduates include award-winning performers, world-renowned orthopedic surgeons, famous athletes, global architects and more. One day, you could be one of them!

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