|Campus Setting:||Southeast Rural area, on fringe of an urban area|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
|School Mascot:||Fighting Tigers|
|School Colors:||Purple and gold|
As the flagship institution of Louisiana, the vision of Louisiana State University is to be a leading research-extensive university, while challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development.
Designated as both a land-grant and sea-grant institution, the mission of LSU is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts. In implementing its mission, LSU is committed to the following:
-offer a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research opportunities designated to attract and educate highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students
-employ faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities, and who contribute to a world-class knowledge base that is transferrable to educational, professional, cultural, and economic enterprises
-use extensive resources to solve economic, environmental, and social challenges.