Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge is a public institution that was founded in 1860. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,118, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 2,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 133. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,374 (2017-18); out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,051 (2017-18).
Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge, better known as LSU, is a public school near the Mississippi River, in the southeastern part of the state. Students at LSU can choose from many programs in more than a dozen colleges, with graduate degrees available in the E. J. Ourso College of Business, the College of Engineering, the law school and several other fields. Outside the classroom, LSU students can explore more than 350 student organizations or check out the unique, free facilities nearby, including the 14-acre Hilltop Arboretum or the Louisiana Museum of Natural History. Sports fans can visit the Andonie Museum, which is also free and all about the history of LSU athletics. Student-athletes can play at the recreational level or with the LSU Tigers varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. Notable LSU alumni include four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, and Lyndon Johnson’s vice president, Hubert Humphrey.