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BY THE NUMBERS: All numbers are accurate as of May 2014.
STUDENTS come from EVERY STATE in the U.S. and MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES
52% female, 27% non-white, 20% from out of state, 5% international
LSU opened in 1860 under superintendent Colonel William Tecumseh Sherman. Our campus, named among the 20 most beautiful in America, features Italian Renaissance-style architecture and state-ofthe-art structures standing amid towering oaks and broad magnolias. But LSU is more than location and landscape: at the heart of our campus, our faculty and students are discovering new species, working on modern energy solutions (and improving old ones), and helping solve local and national issues ranging from coastal erosion to missing or unidentified persons. With the help of our dedicated staff members, LSU offers more opportunities for student success, more support services, more academic programs, and more direct research for undergraduates than any other university in Louisiana.
FRESHMAN RETENTION RATE
degrees have been awarded since 1869
STUDY ABROAD LOCATIONS
at which students can study
BRAGGING RIGHTS At LSU, we take pride in many achievements. A few are detailed below: • The LSU College of Art & Design’s Robert S. Reich School of Landscape Architecture is consistently ranked No. 1 in the country in undergraduate education. • The College of Science ranks eighth in the nation in the number of students who apply to medical school. Our students are accepted to a number of prominent medical and dental programs including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Baylor, Vanderbilt, Columbia, and Stanford. • The LSU College of Science recently received an $11 million grant for the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Center, one of only 16 university centers in the U.S. • The world’s largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has named 14 LSU College of Science faculty members as fellows over the last two years, placing the university among the top 10 percent of U.S. universities. • The LSU Center for Internal Auditing has established itself as the premier internal audit program in the world. Numerous institutions globally have modeled themselves on LSUCIA, and the center boasts 18 recipients of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Student Highest Achievement Award. • Since the 1930s and the founding of the Southern Review, the College of Humanities & Social Sciences has been a home to great writing. Our graduate writing program is ranked in the top 25 nationally, and works by its faculty and graduates appear everywhere from the best-seller list, to HBO’s Tremé, to The Late Show with David Letterman. • LSU boasts 20 athletic teams and 47 national championships, including three in football, six in baseball, and an incredible 32 in track and field. • Through the College of Engineering, LSU is the only university in North America where future petroleum engineers can get hands-on training in well control by working at a full-scale well control research and training facility: the Petroleum Engineering Research & Technology Transfer Laboratory. • The Department of Theatre is one of a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate professional theatre, Swine Palace, which recently celebrated its 20th season. • The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication is the only communication school in the country granting degrees in media and public affairs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The school has earned a national reputation for turning out professionals and scholars at the highest level.
Nearly 3,600 STAFF MEMBERS and 1,232 FACULTY and RESEARCHERS in 10 SENIOR COLLEGES and the graduate school
DEGREE PROGRAMS 70 bachelor’s, 76 master’s, and 48 doctoral
More than 375 ACTIVE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
24:1 STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
20 ATHLETIC TEAMS AND
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IS GLOBAL, REACHING BEYOND
TO HELP SOLVE ISSUES THAT AFFECT
AND NATIONS BOTH NEAR AND FAR.
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE WAYS WE ARE MAKING AN IMPACT:
The College of Human Sciences & Educationâ€™s Coastal Roots program provides hands-on learning in environmental studies for students in grades 2-12. More than 10,000 students have planted more than 91,000 tree seedlings and grass plugs. The LSU FACES Lab is home to many experts in forensic anthropology who work with law enforcement agencies in identifying human remains. The FACES lab is partnered with the Crime and Policy Evaluation Research Group, a network of more than 30 criminology researchers. The College of Engineering ranks in the top 10 percent nationally for number of degrees awarded and is the fifth fastest growing engineering college in the nation. The Coastal Sustainability Studio, located in the Design Building, is an interdisciplinary studio of designers, engineers, and coastal scientists, all sharing their knowledge and expertise as they tackle the issues of hurricane protection and coastal restoration. The LSU University Collegeâ€™s Summer Scholars Program is an award-winning summer bridge program that is designed to recruit and retain top students from underrepresented minority populations. This 20-year-old program has a graduation rate of 67 percent and boasts alumni who are physicians, lawyers, college professors, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs.
College of Agriculture College of Art & Design E. J. Ourso College of Business
School of the Coast & Environment College of Engineering College of Human Sciences & Education
LSU has produced more women and African American PhD graduates in chemistry than any other university in the country. Millie, the world’s first cloned transgenic goat, was produced as part of a research program in the College of Agriculture and the LSU AgCenter. Millie’s milk contained a therapeutic protein, which could be extracted to produce a drug for patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery. LSU was recently listed in the 2013 edition of the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges,” which profiles 320 institutions of higher education in the United States and two in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. LSU is home to one of 46 multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science at universities, national laboratories, and nonprofit organizations across the nation in an effort to lay the scientific groundwork for fundamental advances in newer, cleaner, and improved forms of energy. LSU School of Social Work students have worked to promote statewide advocacy in alleviating sexual exploitation and abuse of LGBTQ populations and reducing bullying in the primary and secondary schools by providing mentors and resources for students and educators.
College of Humanities & Social Sciences Manship School of Mass Communication College of Music & Dramatic Arts College of Science
Faculty and students in the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education provide instruction, facilitate community activities, and conduct research projects, all of which have a direct influence on Louisiana residents, addressing issues of poverty, education, and wellness. They produce theory, policy, and practice models that have been replicated throughout the country. The Manship School of Mass Communication was the first school to win the national Equity and Diversity Award given by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The award recognizes the Manship School as a leader in improving diversity in its classrooms and curricula, as well as external programs such as the Forum on Media Diversity website, workshops for Louisiana ethnic media, and sponsorship of panel discussions held at national conventions. The LSU Honors College is home to 1,500 of the state’s most intellectually ambitious students, some of whom have gone on to the top graduate, medical, and law schools in the country, including Harvard’s Kennedy School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Law School, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Yale, MIT, Columbia, University of Chicago, Georgetown, the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and University College London.
WITH MORE THAN
ACADEMIC FIELDS OF STUDY
LSU ALUMNI ARE: OSCAR WINNERS SPACECRAFT DESIGNERS
BEST-SELLING AUTHORS POLITICAL HEAVYWEIGHTS
Anthony Ryan Auld
LSU GRADUATES FROM ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY HAVE GONE ON TO WORK FOR TOP COMPANIES LIKE
LSU alumni make significant impacts around the globe and in every industry, from political consulting to spaceflight and athletics to entertainment. A few of our notable alums include:
Bill Conti is an Oscar-winning composer who has written theme music for several well-known movies, including Gonna Fly Now from the Rocky films, which reached No.1 on the Billboard singles chart. Among other achievements, Conti won the 1984 Academy Award for Best Original Score for the soundtrack to The Right Stuff. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has served either as musical director or conductor for the Academy Awards 16 times. Maxime Faget designed the Mercury spacecraft, which sent the first American into space. He also worked on the Gemini and Apollo spacecrafts and the Space Shuttle. He is a member of the National Space Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Donna Brazile, a veteran political strategist, author, and syndicated columnist, was the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign as campaign manager for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential run. She is the vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee and a regular political contributor for CNN. World-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has operated on sports legends such as Bo Jackson, Drew Brees, and Jack Nicklaus. He founded the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center and the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, and later the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Anthony Ryan Auld is making a name for himself in the fashion industry and was a contestant on season 9 of Project Runway and recently was the winner of Project Runway All Stars Season 2. As a student, he took the top prize at the Dallas Career Day in 2010, earning a scholarship to study at the Paris American Academy. Seimone Augustus received her degree in 2005 after just three years at LSU, where she earned NCAA Women’s Basketball National Player of the Year honors twice. She was the first pick of the 2006 WNBA draft by the Minnesota Lynx and was a U.S. Olympic gold medalist in both 2008 and 2012.
David Suarez is the president and chief executive officer of Atlantic Company of America Inc., Washington, D.C.’s premier historic restoration construction firm. His firm has worked on impressive projects including the restoration of the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, and the U.S. Treasury Building. Linda Thomas-Greenfield has dedicated her career to representing the United States abroad. She is currently director general of the U.S. Foreign Service and director of human resources for that agency. Prior to that role, she served as ambassador to the Republic of Liberia. She has also served in Jamaica, Nigeria, The Gambia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Switzerland. Among other awards, she received the Warren Christopher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Affairs in 2000 for her work with refugees. Rebecca Wells is an author and playwright whose novels include the No. 1 New York Times bestsellers Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Little Altars Everywhere, and Ya-Yas in Bloom. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood was turned into a movie that grossed over $73 million worldwide and featured Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Ellen Burstyn, and James Garner. Interior Designer Kenneth Brown gained broad exposure and popularity from his own television shows on Fine Living, TLC, and HGTV. He is also the resident interior design expert at MSN.com. He has been named one of 100 top designers by House Beautiful and Western Interiors and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, and Fox News This Morning. Actress Denise Boutte starred on Meet The Browns, Tyler Perry’s award-winning TBS series, and has had guest and recurring roles on other popular TV shows, including Boston Legal, Everybody Hates Chris, Girlfriends, Noah’s Arc, and Days of Our Lives. Marty Sixkiller was a member of the PDI/DreamWorks Animation team for more than a decade and contributed to nearly all of their animation and visual effects projects including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon. He is currently a senior manager at Rackspace, an IT hosting company.
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Museum of Natural Science
VISITING CAMPUS Stop by the LSU Visitor Center to obtain a visitor parking tag and campus map. Visitors may park in student lots, pay-to-park lots, and metered spaces.
LSU Visitor Center
Dalrymple Drive at Highland Road • 225-578-5030 Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
THINGS TO DO: LSU Student Union
Textile and Costume Museum
Highland Road at Raphael Semmes Road lsu.edu/union • 225-578-5124 The LSU Student Union is a campus hub, with an art gallery, theater, bookstore, various dining options, and much more. Whether you want to put in some shopping time or grab a bite to eat, stop by and explore the Union.
140 Human Ecology Building Tower Drive at South Campus Drive textilemuseum.huec.lsu.edu • 225-578-5992 The museum features visiting collections of historical and modern textiles.
Tower Drive at Highland Road swinepalace.org • 225-578-3527 Classic and contemporary theatre performances are held here year-round.
3828 West Lakeshore Drive www.andoniemuseum.org • 225-578-3828 The museum houses a permanent collection of LSU athletics memorabilia.
Museum of Natural Science
119 Foster Hall Dalrymple Drive lsu.edu/lsumns • 225-578-2855 The museum houses a permanent collection of nearly three million specimens of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles.
HELP US KEEP OUR CAMPUS
BY RECYCLING WHERE APPROPRIATE AND PROPERLY DISPOSING OF WASTE.
Tower Drive LSU’s 175-foot tower is a memorial to Louisianans who died in World War I. Memorial Tower’s bells chime every quarter hour and can play special tunes like the LSU alma mater. University tours depart from the tower each weekday, excluding holidays.
Textile and Costume Museum
University Recreation (UREC)
The Quadrangle, nicknamed “the Quad,” is the heart of campus. Completed in time for the 1926 dedication, the Quad is the historic core of campus and the site of the original group of structures built. The Quad is lush with oaks, azaleas, crepe myrtles, and magnolia trees.
Fieldhouse Drive at Dalrymple Drive The Indian Mounds are approximately 5,000 years old, making them older than the Egyptian Pyramids. Scientists believe the mounds were ceremonial, not burial sites, but their real purpose remains a mystery.
Dalrymple Drive and West Lakeshore Drive Run, walk, or jog your way around 300 acres of freshwater lakes that border the LSU campus. The lakes, created in the 1930s, are part of what makes LSU one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.
Corner of South Campus Drive and Minnie Fisk Lane lsu.edu/urec • 225-578-8601 UREC provides outdoor rental items including everything you would need for biking, kayaking, backpacking, canoeing, or camping. Equipment can be rented for a day, weekend, or week. Equipment checkout and returns take place at the UREC Clubhouse at the Student Recreation Complex.
Nicholson Drive at North Stadium Road lsusports.net Home to some of the nation’s finest NCAA athletic programs, LSU athletic venues—including Tiger Stadium and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center—are always full on game days.
Highland Road at Raphael Semmes Road honors.lsu.edu “La Maison Française,” a Renaissance-style, Normandy château, was built in 1935 as a center for intense study of French language and culture. Today, it houses the prestigious LSU Honors College.
North Stadium Road mikethetiger.com Mike VI’s 15,000-square-foot habitat is a state-of-the-art facility for LSU’s beloved mascot. LSU has had a live mascot on campus since 1936. Mike VI’s reign began on September 14, 2007.
See the map on the following page for location information.
Edward Gay Apartments
Kirby Smith Hall
The 5 Broussard Hall
Residential College One
Greek Theatre Dalrymple
Huey P. Long Fieldhouse Nicholson Apartments
Student Health Center
Bernie Moore Track Stadium
David Boyd Himes Hall Hall
Agricultural Administration Atkinson Hall Art & Design
Stubbs Hall Dodson Auditorium Audubon Hall
Thomas Boyd Hall
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School of Veterinary Medicine
School of Music
Museum of Natural Science
Hill Memorial Library
Cox Communications Academic Center
Music & Dramatic Arts
West Chimes Street
West Campus Apartments
LSU Student Union
Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex
Military Science Aerospace Studies
Indoor Practice Facility
LSU Soccer Complex
Human Ecology Williams Hall Choppin Choppin Annex Hall
Frey Computing Knapp Hall Services Center
South Stadium Road
Old Forestry Agricultural Building Engineering
Energy, Coast, & Environment
Pierre’s Landing Ingram Hall
University Lab School Recreation Fields
UREC Sport & Adventure Complex
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Alex Box Stadium
E. J. Ourso College of Business
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Take your time exploring LSU’s beautiful campus. Enjoy the many eateries on campus and reserve a room at LSU’s on-campus hotel.
The Cook Hotel
The Club at LSU Union Square Parking Garage
LSU Dairy Store Tower Drive at South Stadium Road
Lod Cook Alumni Center & Hotel
LSU Union Highland Road at Raphael Semmes Road
East Campus Apartments
Annie Boyd Hall
South Campus Drive
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The Club at LSU Union Square Highland Road at Raphael Semmes Road
Louise Garig Highland Hall Hall Evangeline Hall Grace King Hall
LSU Dining lsudining.com
Lab School Gym
East Campus Drive
Barnes & Noble at LSU
LSU System Office
LSU Law Center
Old President’s House
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3848 West Lakeshore Drive 1-866-610-COOK (2665) thecookhotel.com
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E. Frat Lane
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS Directions to LSU from I-110 • From I-110S, merge onto I-10E. • From I-10E, take exit 156B, “Dalrymple Drive/LSU.”
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Directions to LSU from I-10 • Headed westbound or eastbound on I-10, take exit156B, “Dalrymple Drive/LSU.”
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After taking exit 156B, turn right onto Dalrymple Drive. End at the LSU Visitor Center on the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive.
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CONTACT US Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have:
Office of Human Resource Management 110 Thomas Boyd Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Telephone: 225-578-8200 Fax: 225-578-6571 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: lsu.edu/hrm
LSU Careers 110 Thomas Boyd Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Telephone: 225-578-8200 Toll free: 1-800-452-7928 Website: lsu.edu/lsucareers
LSU Alumni Association 3838 West Lakeshore Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Telephone: 225-578-3838 Toll free: 1-888-RINGLSU (746-4578) Fax: 225-578-3816 Website: lsualumni.org
LSU Foundation 3838 West Lakeshore Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Telephone: 225-578-3811 Toll free: 1-800-452-7928 Fax: 225-578-0530 E-mail: email@example.com Website: lsufoundation.org
LSU Office of Academic Affairs 146 Thomas Boyd Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Telephone: 225-578-8863 Fax: 225-578-5980 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: lsu.edu/academicaffairs
For more about LSU, visit lsu.edu.
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