LSU is on a 2,000-acre campus in an urban setting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, not far from New Orleans. There are many activities and organizations for LSU students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
LSU also has fraternities and sororities.
LSU has a thriving intramural athletics. In fact, more students participate in intramural athletics than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at LSU include student political organizations, student professional organizations, religious organizations and cultural organizations.
LSU students' favorite campus events are Fall Fest, Student Disability Week and Homecoming Week activities.
LSU offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most LSU students live off campus. In 2021, 28% of undergrads at LSU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 72% of students lived off-campus or commuted to LSU. There are 9,458 spots available in on-campus housing for all 27,825 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 7,723 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
LSU offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At LSU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at LSU:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Basketball||Club Teams||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The LSU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
LSU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit LSU, take Interstate 10 to Baton Rouge, LA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Baton Rouge Metropolitan airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore LSU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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