New Faces & Places at LSU

New Faces, New Places

At LSU, the brightest minds in the country are among our faculty and student scholars. They come from around the globe, and right next door, to collaborate across disciplines on solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. This collective momentum, coupled with our new, innovative facilities, is changing the face of LSU and propelling us into a brighter future.



“I’m excited for my physics classes here. LSU has great partnerships with NASA, and I want to work on their Mars project.”
- Parker McDonald, Physics & Astronomy

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"This is one of the best political communications programs in the country, yet I always felt they wanted me here. It’s a good feeling to know I’m not just a number."
-Quay Manuel, Political Communications

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“My research will reduce the energy consumption for water and wastewater treatment in the world, and produce electricity during the treatment processes.”
- Xiuping Zhu, Environmental Engineering


“My options were broad, but I was drawn to LSU.”
- Blaire Peterson, Biological Sciences


Patrick F. Taylor Hall, home to the College of Engineering

The facility measures nearly 440,000 square feet and is the largest academic building in the state of Louisiana, as well as one of the largest freestanding college of engineering buildings in the United States.


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Center for River Studies

LSU Center for River Studies is located on the Baton Rouge Water Campus near the banks of the Mississippi River. It houses one of the world's largest movable bed physical models - the Lower Mississippi River Physical Model.


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Nicholson Gateway Apartments

Modern, new apartments come fully-furnished and in a variety of layouts, with both 10-month and 12-month leases available. Steps away from class and with restaurants, shopping, a parking garage, University Rec Center, and grocery store on site, Nicholson Gateway Apartments is the perfect home for savvy upperclass and graduate students.


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LSU University Recreation (UREC) provides a modern and energetic atmosphere conducive to the needs of our students and members. UREC is a 250,000 sq. foot innovative and comprehensive recreational facility featuring cardio equipment, strength equipment, fitness studios, high-level programming, and pools.


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