Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Forbes Rank #171
Avg. Degree Length 4+ years
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (LSU) is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university found on 650 pristine acres of the state capital of Baton Rogue, overlooking the Mississippi River. Its 26,000 undergraduates and 5,300 graduate students devote themselves to more than 200 major emphases of study (as diverse and specialized as Cardiopulmonary Science, Resource Conservation, or Textile Science) within 17 distinct colleges and schools. Athletics thrive here, for athletes and fans alike; dedicated information portal LSUsports.net helps even the busiest student keep track of the Tigers’ achievements across 16 sports. (And live mascot Mike the Tiger will make sure you’re doing so!) LSU also proudly offers its incoming freshmen a unique option for on-campus housing called residential colleges, which group students in small communities by major, giving them greater access to resources, common minds and supportive friendships. Many big names have earned degrees from LSU, including NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and 38th Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey. LSU is a flagship school matched by no other!