As of Fall 2013, LSU enrolled over 29,000 students. Culturally diverse in nature, the University recruits undergraduates and graduates from around the globe. To date, there are more than 1,500 international students and over 4,400 graduate students.
LSU has produced a significant number of distinguished undergraduates, including numerous Marshall Scholars, Goldwater Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, Truman Scholars and Fullbright Scholars. Our students continue to be in high demand upon graduation, receiving great job offers and remaining competitive in securing internships and residencies.
- LSU is one of only a handful of universities in the nation having land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.
LSU has produced as many Truman Scholars as Princeton in the past 10 years.
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.
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.
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 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 College of Art & Design’s Robert S. Reich School of Landscape Architecture is consistently ranked No. 1 in the country in undergraduate education.
- The LSU Center for Internal Auditing has established itself as the premier internal audit program in the world and numerous institutions globally have modeled themselves on LSUCIA.
For information on the future of LSU, please refer to LSU’s Strategic Plan: