Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had its origin in land grants made by the United States government in 1806, 1811 and 1827 for use as a seminary of learning. In 1853, the Louisiana General Assembly established the Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana near Pineville, La. The institution opened January 2, 1860.
Offering a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research opportunities designed to attract and educate highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students.
An important part of the career decision-making process is identifying your interests, abilities, work values, and personality preferences.
By increasing self-awareness in these key areas, you can make a more informed career choice. To help with self-evaluation, we offer multiple career assessments to explore your strengths.
If you would like to speak with a staff member to determine which ones would benefit you. After completing an online assessment, we hope you will meet with a career counselor for an interpretation of your results. We'll help you understand how to begin to put the results to work for you.
International Services (IS) provides immigration advisory services and assistance for the community of non-immigrant students, scholars and employees that the University sponsors. IS is the primary office responsible for the University's compliance with US federal Immigration regulations.
The LSU Law Library is one of the largest academic law libraries in the United States, and holds more than 850,000 volume equivalents,109,000 volumes of court records. In addition to the standard Anglo-American legal materials, the library has substantial collections of foreign, international, and comparative law. It is a selective depository for U.S. Government documents and Louisiana documents.
Information Technology Services delivers University-tailored and enterprise grade technology infrastructure, security, applications, communications and services to empower and enable the research, teaching and administrative functions of LSU. ITS embraces operational excellence and industry best practices to supply enterprise architecture and IT shared services supporting the LSU system.
Student Health Center
The mission of the SHC is to provide, promote, and support services that integrate individual health, education for health, prevention of disease, clinical treatment for illness, and public health responsibilities consistent with the educational mission of the University.
LSU is located on more than 1,000 acres in the southern part of the city near the Mississippi River. The campus is known for the roughly 1,200 large oak trees that surround and shade the university, with "Stately oaks and broad magnolias" being the catch phrase description of the university. LSU is also distinguished by the five historic and beautiful lakes that surround the area, referred to as the "LSU lakes". The campus is home to two Indian mounds created by Native Americans over 5,000 years ago, located near the northwest corner of campus.
Faculty and staff are admitted at no charge to regular season volleyball, gymnastics, women’s basketball, softball, track and field, and baseball games with a valid LSU ID (based on availability).
Throughout football season, Athletics often offers individual football tickets at a discounted rate for faculty and staff.
Tiger Life Happens Here! The LSU Student Union is the hub of student activity on campus! Study with friends in one of our many lounge areas or reserve a private conference room for a quieter setting. Discover a new artist in the LSU Student Union Art Gallery. Enjoy a live performance in the Union Theater. Meditate, pray and reflect throughout the day in our new Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room.
Louisiana State University and A&M College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Collegesto award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.