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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,541 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $955,446)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $249,011)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 136 105 - -
Baseball 36 - Yes -
Basketball 14 14 - Yes
Football 133 - - -
Golf 11 9 - Yes
Gymnastics - 21 - -
Soccer - 32 Yes Yes
Softball - 23 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 36 30 - -
Tennis 15 11 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.4%
Hispanic 3.3%
Non-resident alien 5.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.4%
Two or more races 0.6%
White/non-Hispanic 73.9%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 53
Liquor Law Violation 102
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 44

Notable Alumni

  • Bill Conti, Musical composer
  • Billy Cannon, Football player
  • Christopher E. Barthel, Environmentalist
  • Frances Greer, Opera great
  • James A. King, Opera great
  • Joannne Woodward, Actress
  • Katherine A. Kendall, Former secretary general of the International Associations of Schools and Social Work
  • Marguerite Piazza, Opera great
  • Pete "Pistol" Maravich, Basketball player
  • Rex Reed, Film critic
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ariel from Baton Rouge, LA
  • 1
  • I didn't live in a dorm, they were full. I live off campus in a really great apartment. It's walking distance from campus, and has great amenities.…

  • May-23-2012 Read More
  • Nicholas from Cypress, TX
  • 5
  • the social atmosphere on the lsu campus is one of it's high points. on-campus living allows for you to meet many diverse people and connect very closely. residential life affords…

  • Jan-27-2012 Read More
  • Michael from Tucker, GA
  • 4
  • If you like to party and prefer a more active dorm experience, live on the west side of campus. Expect plenty of noise most days if you do, but…

  • Jul-10-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • D
  • Feb-06-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are a ton of fantastic, affordable restaurants everywhere.

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  • 3
  • Kaci from Flower Mound, TX
  • Dec-18-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of good options in The Union, and Outtakes is always a good late night option. The dining halls could be better; it's kind of hit or miss in that area.

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  • 5
  • Claire from Westlake, LA
  • Oct-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls offer at least three options per meal. You can check menus online before you go, and if none of those meals appeal to you, there are many on campus restaurants and many around campus.

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  • 3
  • Victoria from Lafayette, LA
  • Aug-12-2014 I am a current student here

    I don't have a meal plan so I'm not sure how that food is. I love the fact that they have a Chick Fil A and Panda Express though. There's a lot of variety when it comes to deciding what you want to eat.

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  • 5
  • Mike
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    The 5 is pretty good on most days, but you should visit The Magnolia Room, the best dining hall on campus.

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  • 5
  • Shelby
  • May-09-2014 I am a current student here

    I absolutely love the dining halls. I have to say, the dorms and meal plans are outrageously expensive (just like everything else at LSU) but it was a good first year experience. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and there is such a great variety in the mornings. Not to mention, you can eat as much as you'd like while you're in there. I think they do a pretty good job in providing some healthier options as well.

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  • 5
  • Savannah from Baton Rouge, LA
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Many great choices of eating in the Union. Most of my paychecks went to the food there! The staff in the Union are very friendly as well.

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  • 4
  • Bridgette from Baton Rouge, LA
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of dining options on LSU's campus. Chic-fi-la, Subway, Papa Johns, Mc Donald's, Panda Express, and more! Most of the eateries are within walking distance from your classes. And there are good restaurants surrounding the campus as well.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kaci from Flower Mound, TX
  • Dec-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is big if you want to be in it, and there are a lot of ways to get involved in Greek Life and Greek Life leadership. If this isn't your thing, there are also a lot of people who aren't in Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Mike
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Its cool, I'm just not into it

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  • 0
  • Michael
  • Oct-30-2013 I am a current student here

    A great way to network and get involved right away. Greek life can benefit most people if it is for them and they find the right people to work with.

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  • 0
  • Mahalie from Natchitoches, LA
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    I didn't carry through with rush when I entered LSU, but I still strongly suggest it to incoming students. It's nice to see if its something for you, and you meet tons of people very quickly! All sororities and fraternities have great philanthropic events held each year, as well as parties of course.

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  • 0
  • Morgan from Somers Point, NJ
  • Sep-27-2013 I am a current student here

    not a part of greek life, but it is huge here and a great way to meet friends and have a group of family away from home. definitely push people to join, or at least rush and try it.

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  • 0
  • Mariah from Baker, LA
  • Jun-30-2013 I am a current student here

    LSU offers NPHC, Panhellenic Council and Inter fraternity council organizations so there is an enormous variety of Greek life choices.

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