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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



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Campus Facts

  • 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.

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Academic Center For Student-Athletes


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Campus Living

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