About LSU: What is LSU Known For?
LSU isn’t just an institution of higher education. We are a community and a culture. Through learning, research, and community engagement, we are dedicated to changing lives, whether it’s a student in the classroom or the citizens of Louisiana and the world.
1 of 24
Universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant designations
Division I athletic teams
1 of 8
Universities in the country with a law school, dental school, medical school, veterinary school, and an elite MBA program
in research expenditures
- FY2021 Higher Education Research and Development data
LSU′s economic impact on Louisiana
- A study by the Economics & Policy Research Group at the E. J. Ourso College of Business
Mission and Values
As the flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisiana State University is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development.
Treasured Traditions at LSU
Mike the Tiger
Mike VII arrived on campus August 15, 2017. He is part of LSU's live mascot program,
which has been around for 85 years.
LSU Alma Mater
The alma mater is sung proudly by current students and more than 166,000 alumni worldwide.
Each spring, LSU recognizes 12 outstanding seniors who contribute positively to the life of the campus, surrounding community, and/or society.
Storied Moments in the History of LSU
Ready to continue the Tiger tradition of excellence?
Earning our distinction as an elite research university did not happen by chance. It took passionate commitment for finding answers that others could not. Here at LSU, you will work alongside the most highly acclaimed professors—who are making daily discoveries that positively impact the world—and will have access to unique opportunities and resources that position you for lifelong success.