Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (most often referred to as Louisiana State University or LSU) is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,923, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 2,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 129. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,750 (2014-15); out-of-state tuition and fees are $26,467 (2014-15).
Louisiana State University is ranked 129th in the national universities category and 63rd among public universities by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. colleges.
Colleges and schools
College of Agriculture
College of Art & Design
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
College of Science
E.J. Ourso College of Business
College of Music & Dramatic Arts
College of Human Sciences & Education
College of Engineering
Manship School of Mass Communication
School of Veterinary Medicine
School of the Coast & Environment
School of Social Work
The E. J. Ourso College of Business has two professional programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report: in 2015, the Public Affairs Institute ranked 73rd nationally according to the magazine, and the Flores MBA program was ranked 65th nationally. Additionally,
- LSU students have won the International Student High Achievement Award, an accolade given to students who score the highest possible score on the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam, seventeen times during the last twenty-one years.
- In 2007, the Flores MBA Program was ranked seventh in the nation "for attracting corporate MBA recruiters who recruit regionally" by the Wall Street Journal.
The LSU College of Engineering undergraduate program was ranked 91st by U.S. News & World Report while the graduate program was ranked 94th.
The Paul M. Hebert Law Center is ranked as the 75th best law school in the nation by the 2010 U.S. News Rankings of Best Law Schools.
In 2009, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked LSU among the top 12 Entrepreneurial Colleges and Universities in the nation.
The University's Robert S. Reich School of Landscape Architecture was ranked No. 1 nationally in undergraduate and No. 2 in graduate programs by DesignIntelligence in its 2011 and 2012 editions of "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools". The journal has ranked the school in the top five since 2004.
The LSU College of Education graduate program was ranked 86th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The LSU French program, comprising the Department of French Studies and the Center for French and Francophone Studies, is recognized by the Cultural Services office of the French Ambassador to the United States as a centre d'excellence, an honor given to only 15 university French programs in the United States, and is ranked as one of the top 20 undergraduate French programs in the nation.
The LSU graduate program in fine arts is ranked 62nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The LSU graduate program in library and information studies is ranked 27th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The LSU School of Social Work is ranked 79th in the nation by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report.
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