Where is LSU located?
LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. Learn more about Baton Rouge and Louisiana at these Web sites:
When was LSU founded?
LSU originally opened its doors in January 1860, as the Louisiana State Seminary & Military Academy in Pineville, Louisiana.
How many students are enrolled at LSU?
Approximately 30,000 students (graduate and undergraduate) are enrolled at LSU. For a complete breakdown, visit LSU’s Office of Budget & Planning Web site.
What undergraduate degree programs does LSU offer?
LSU offers more than 70 undergraduate degree programs and several non-degree programs.
Does LSU offer degrees in pre-law, pre-med, or pre-dentistry?
LSU does not offer degrees in pre-law, pre-med, or pre-dentistry. Students interested in law school, medical school, or dental school are advised to graduate with a degree in a related field, but not limit themselves to a pre-law, pre-med, or pre-dentistry degree.
What is the student-to-faculty ratio? What is the average class size at LSU?
The overall student-to-faculty ratio at LSU is 21:1. Some lecture-style classes will be larger, but all professors are required to have office hours to meet with students. Typically, English classes average 30 students, math classes average 30 students, foreign language classes average 20 students, and labs average 15 to 18 students. Once students enter courses for their majors, all of the classes become relatively smaller.
Does LSU offer opportunities to study abroad?
Yes, LSU offers a variety of study abroad programs and student-exchange programs in places such as Australia, China, England, Ireland, Italy, Germany, France, and Senegal, just to name a few. If you would prefer to stay in the United States, national exchange programs are also available. Programs vary in length from a matter of weeks to a complete academic year. For more information, visit the Academic Programs Abroad Web site.
If I have a disability, what office should I call or visit to find information about LSU’s accommodations for my needs?
If you have a disability and require accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services for more information.
Office of Disability Services
112 Johnston Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Web site: www.lsu.edu/disability
Where do I find information on Campus Security and Crime Statistics?
To find detailed information on campus security and crime statistics please visit Campus Safety and Security link.
What are the costs of attending LSU?
For a complete list of tuition, University fees, and estimated expenses, see Current Tuition, Fee and Expense Information.
When do I pay my tuition?
A few weeks before you are scheduled to begin courses at LSU, you will receive a fee bill outlining your tuition, University fees, and course schedule. The fee bill will indicate when you should return the fee stub and your payment for tuition. You must return the fee stub even if there is a zero balance. If your fee stub and payment are not received by the deadline, you will be purged from the classes for which you scheduled.
Does LSU have an Honors College?
Yes, LSU does have an Honors College, and it’s considered one of the best programs of its kind.
Are freshmen required to live on campus?
Freshmen are not required to live on campus. However, living in the residence halls is strongly recommended. Living on campus is convenient and fun. Plus, it keeps you connected to the campus community and everything it has to offer.
The Department of Residential Life has created friendly living-and-learning environments for its residents. You may choose from a variety of options and can designate a roommate preference.
Any incoming freshman who chooses to live on campus must register a meal plan through LSU Dining for the first semester.
Are freshmen allowed to have cars on campus?
Yes, incoming freshmen can register and have cars on campus. Parking at LSU is designated by zone. Where students park is determined by where they live. Students will register for parking when they register courses at orientation sessions.
Can I tour the campus housing facilities?
Tours of the housing facilities are offered every weekday, excluding holidays, at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. Tours begin promptly at the Department of Residential Life's main office, 99 Grace King Hall. You do not need to schedule your tour in advance, but you should arrive on time. If you would like more information about tours, contact the Department of Residential Life at email@example.com or at 225/578-8663.