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More than 5,800 new freshmen enrolled at LSU this fall, surpassing 2012's record for largest incoming class. The holistically admitted 2018 freshman class enters LSU with an average GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT score of just under 26 — holding steady from last year’s record-breaking academic profile. The students also represent the most diverse freshmen class ever at LSU, as well as the largest in-state and out-of-state class on record. 


President Alexander and Sen. Cassidy pose inside Tiger Stadium

President Alexander, Sen. Bill Cassidy Co-Author Article in Support of College Transparency Act

The proposed legislation would give individuals considering higher education access to important outcomes-based information better inform their decisions. 


LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts

Turner and Fischer Make $4 Million Donation to College of Music and Dramatic Arts

Baton Rouge resident John Turner's and LSU Alumnus Jerry Fischer's historic donation ensures the college has a strong, prosperous future. As the largest gift in the college's history, it will allow LSU Opera, established in 1931, to create the John G. Turner and Jerry G. Fischer Center for Opera at LSU and to renovate the LSU School of Music Recital Hall. 

Mike VII rests on rock

LSU Ranked 1st in SEC for Graduate Earnings

According to Washington Monthly's 2018 College Guide and Rankings, LSU ranked first in Louisiana higher education. Regarding earnings performance, LSU ranked first in the SEC and No. 8 among flagship universities nationwide. LSU also ranked No. 40 in affordability for universities.

Pelicans fly along Louisiana coast

LSU's Awarded $200K From Louisiana Sea Grant 

The Louisiana Sea Grant awarded $200,000 to LSU's Manship School and College of Humanities and Social Sciences to fund research analyzing how managers communicate vital information to coast communities about hazardous conditions.

LSU Health New Orleans

LSUHealthNO Awarded $2.5 Million to Help Children With CP

The National Institutes of Health awarded a $2.5 million translational research grant to Noelle Moreau, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at LSU Health New Orleans' School of Allied Health Professions, to study the effectiveness of a highly innovative approach to help children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy walk again.


President Alexander touring Louisiana coast

LSU To Assist State Officials in New Coastal Awareness Campaign

LSU's Economics and Policy Research Group and the school's Graphic Design Student Office will work with Louisiana officials to execute a new state awareness campaign focused on coastal resilience.

Did You Know?

LSU recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the arrival of Mike VII.

LSU released the Tiger 100, its annual list of the fastest growing Tiger-led businesses.

The Daily Reveille, LSU's student newspaper, is digitalizing its archives, enabling viewers to access historical issues. 

The Companion Animal Alliance will soon open a brand new animal shelter near LSU's School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Mark Your Calendars!


August 12 - September 24, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Student Union Art Gallery


Experience the stately oaks, a sunset over the lakes and a visit to Mike the Tiger’s habitat all in one place. LSU alumnus Michael Key captures the heart and spirit of LSU through his photography exhibit: “Forever LSU.”  The exhibit is free and all are welcome to attend.


September 25, 5 p.m. at The Varsity Theatre


Join LSU Office of Research & Economic Development as Wayne Newhauser, director of the LSU Medical Physics Department, shares how 3D imaging is changing the health industry. He and his students are using the latest technology to detect and treat cancer. 

Doors open at 5 p.m. for free food and networking, and the talk will start at 6 p.m. Remember, people of all ages are welcome, so please spread the word and join us for a fun and informative night!