Louisiana State University Profile

Louisiana State University (LSU) is a top public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. LSU carries the designation of a “very high research activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation.

Louisiana State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate and professional degrees.

Notable Louisiana State University alumni include: Rene J. Bienvenu (former president of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches), Bruce M. Bolin (former state representative), John Breaux (former United States senator), Randy Ewing (former Louisiana State Senate President), Clark Gaudin (former state representative from Baton Rouge), Jerry Huckaby (former congressman from Monroe district), Mary Evelyn Parker (former state treasurer), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Louisiana State University Ranking is ranked 128th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2012).

- LSU is ranked in the first tier for "Best National Universities" in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges. The Paul M. Hebert Law Center is ranked as the 75th best law school in the nation.

- Featured in the 2010 edition of Princeton Review's Best 371 Colleges guide.

- The University's Robert S. Reich School of Landscape Architecture is ranked 2nd nationally in undergraduate and 3rd in graduate programs by DesignIntelligence in its 2009 edition of "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools".

- 64th among Top Mathematics Schools, 71st among Best Graduate Social Work Programs, 57th among Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs (US News 2009).

- 8th in the Playboy's List of Top 10 Party Schools (2009).

- Ranked as the 88th best public university in the nation by Forbes magazine.

- In 2008 the Public Affairs Institute is ranked 57th nationally and 40th among public universities, and the Flores MBA program was ranked 62nd nationally and 33rd among public universities (US News).

- U.S. News listed LSU as one of the nation's Top 25 Most Popular Universities.