Baton Rouge, LA
State capital of Louisiana and home of the tallest state capitol building in the U.S.
Second-largest metropolitan city in the state with a growing population of 228,895
Major industrial, medical, research, motion picture and growing tech center of the south
Yearly average temperature is 67.5 degrees, providing a comfortable climate year-round
Founded in 1853 under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy
Offering more than 230 fields of study, with many programs programs among the top in the nation
Ranked in the top 20 of the most popular schools in america by u.s. news and world report
57 of LSU’s bulidings on campus are listed in the national register of historic places
Listed among the 20 best campuses in America in Thomas Gaines’ book "The Campus as a Work of Art"
In 2014 LSU had its largest African American graduating class in school history.
Academic Center For Student-Athletes
sq. feet of work space
private computer rooms
Live like a Tiger should in LSU's brand new housing complex, conveniently located one block from campus. The beautiful complex provide an upscale, contemporary style of living with rockstar amenities that include a rooftop pool, outdoor grilling areas, a golf simulator and a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse. Each unit is fully furnished and feature nine-foot ceilings, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and full-size washers/dryers.
Mike the Tiger
Mike VI, LSU's on-campus bengal tiger, is visited by over 1 million people annually
LSU is the only university in the U.S. with a live tiger on campus
In 2005, Mike moved into a $3 million, 15,000 square foot habitat
Mike eats 25 pounds of food a day, totaling 175 pounds a week
Mike VI has turned out to be the best in the long line of great lsu tiger mascots. He has a tremendous personality. He is extremely confident, interactive, and friendly towards people.
Dr. David Baker, Veterinarian