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Baton Rouge, LA
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22,207
Tuition (in-state)
$22,265 ($6,989)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 1986 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: People from around the world go to LSU so there is a huge intertwining of cultures, religions, and belief systems.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is cheaper than on campus housing when you count only the school months. It becomes slightly more expensive taking into account the extra two months that need to be payed. But overall they are great and spacious!

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Right down the road is the very first Raising Cane's, so it's a tradition to go over there to get your fried chicken fix. There are also Chinese and Mexican options as well as American favorites.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food in the dining halls could be a lot better. The only reason it is better than high school cafeteria food is because there are more options. I do like having our Paw Points in order to pay for fast food options in the union.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: LSU football, basketball, and baseball are the best. We have awesome teams that always receive national recognition. Every week I heard good things from all of the sports offered on campus.

Nothing beats the atmosphere surrounding an LSU football game. From tailgating to chanting "Tiger Bait!" the fans are proud of their Tigers.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: All of my professors have been great, it just takes some getting used to their methods and ways. So far I have had no problem with registering for classes or having to drop a class due to the work.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I really enjoy my major. English requires a lot of essays and reading, but my professors have always been there to help me succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: From what I've read in the newspaper, the crime rate at LSU has slightly declined. LSU recently implemented a "See Something Say Something" campaign, and that has helped with reporting suspicious behavior. The campus could be more lit at night. There have been a couple of times when I have walked through campus at night, and when I was in a well lit area I felt safe. When it was mostly dark, I felt uneasy.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love living in the Baton Rouge community. LSU is really close to dining and shopping. There is always something going on in the Red Stick. From football season to Mardi Gras, Baton Rouge is an awesome place to live.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of the upper classmen choose live off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I rated the dining "its okay" and that's only because of the restaurants in the union and the fast food places right next to campus. The dining halls are not my favorite and my friends and I usually on go to them when we are desperately hungry or broke. The dining halls, in my opinion, could do way better but some people really like them. They have a vegan and vegetarian section and they have a variety of things but that doesn't always mean it tastes good. You can catch them on their good days though. The other restaurants are your typical fast food chains and they're just like the ones from home. I can say that the take5, if you live on the west side of campus, will be your best friend. They stay open till 3 AM and have hot and cold food and tons of snacks. Just don't use all you PAW points up before finals!

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek through a lot of the events on campus so you might want to find one or 2 or 3 and make them your friend! They are generally nice though and you can also suggest to them events that you would like to see on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Its pretty diverse. But you do have to keep in mind that it is a PWI so it is majority white but you do still see other ethnicities all throughout the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Once you finish your fafsa, they ask you to send in many documents along with it. So I would suggest you start earlier rather than later. LSU is pretty prompt on keeping you up to date with what they have received and what the still need.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: They have any course that you can think of at LSU. Though, a lot of the teachers know their stuff and they expect you to be 100 percent invested in the class as well so DONT slack off!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: You have advisors and department heads who are there to help you figure out your degree plan or whether that degree is actually right for you, so use them! That's what they're there for. Sometimes you get lost or aren't sure and that's when you seek help. I was an engineer major and then I switched over to biomedical sciences and they helped me transition.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall first year at LSU was soooo much fun and I recommend it to anyone who wants to attend. If you didn't have school spirit before, you will once you get here! They have many programs to get you adjusted, to keep you active, and social. I loved Tigerland and the football games. The highlight of my freshman year were the snow days when we were frozen in. You definitely come to LSU and make many memories.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town is pretty much centered around the school so I think it is pretty enjoyable. Everyone has major school spirit and you can always find a good time in the city at a bar or even when you go visit on of the other towns in Louisiana. Everyone's rooting for LSU!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: They have a lot of activities for you to get out and help the community and also meeting new people. They open a lot of opportunities for you to network especially within your major.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I enjoy campus life! The dorms are close so you'll always be around your friends. There's ALWAYS something to do on campus. You might even catch a show or free food just walking around campus. The campus is HUGE so if you walk around you can almost always see something new that you haven't seen before. You can also go to the rec and workout or workout on the lakes.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's slim pickings when it comes to the guys. But I haven't had an issue making friends that are girls. Most of the guys that I meet are immature but they're in that "I'm in college so this is my time to party and have fun" phase. So most of the guys I meet are just friends or study partners.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I would say Baton Rouge could use better restaurants but they do have family owned restaurants that make it worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I only put it's okay because I am a student and of course students would like for the schools to lay off on some rules. But other than that, they aren't really that bad of rules to follow. It's the standard rules but the community is pretty fun so over time you tend to not mind having rules.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I actually love living on campus. The activities that are going on are easy to get to and not to mention I don't have to worry about parking in football season! I have enjoyed it so far.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I am here for school and learning, but LSU is an athletic institution. Football surrounds everything and influences money like no other. My classes are great! I just wish some departments had better funding to make them even better.

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Kim Moreau
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La
Major
Journalism
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Sure, LSU students gripe about everything from parking to the weather to questions about academics and more, but rarely will you meet a student who will actually tell you they wish they had gone somewhere else. The overall experience of LSU outweighs any factor students could imagine. There is an overwhelming sense of pride and allegiance to the University that unites all LSU students. The phrase, "I bleed purple and gold," holds more true than anyone could imagine.

LSU is all about experiences. It's the experiences of community, whether it be through football games, nightlife, more academic organizations, or through living on campus. Students appreciate the fact that they are at something far bigger than themselves. The size of the University presents students with opportunities to do so much from getting involved academically to finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. It's about the experiences of involvement, from joining a frat to working on campus to not doing anything at all. LSU seems to offer anything any student could imagine. The experience of going to LSU is so unique and exciting, students cannot even fathom what it would be like to have gone somewhere else.

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