Athletic facilities are top-of-the-line. From Tiger Stadium to the Rec, students can't argue with the high-quality equipment and constant maintenance these areas receive. The Rec has everything from a swimming pool to a rock-climbing wall, giving students a great place to work out, even if it is crowded most of the time. Tiger Stadium is constantly being updated with money from the Tiger Athletic Foundation, so it remains a prime spot to catch the annual LSU-Florida football game.
But there is plenty outside of athletic facilities at LSU. LSU architecture, with its Italian Renaissance style, gives the campus a gorgeous overall appearance, and the many nationally-recognized buildings make LSU a work of art. However, some of the buildings don't really match, and it's obvious which were built in the `70s. Places like Middleton Library and Lockett Hall kind of ruin the mood, unless "Brady Bunch"-style bright orange and mint green are your thing. The campus is swathed in stately oak trees and magnolias, making it seem cozier than other places of higher learning. Many of the classrooms have been updated to include top-of-the-line equipment and projection systems. LSU is constantly under construction, a fact most students find irritating—until they see the finished project.