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Reviews 2382 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They don't really care what you do in some dorms

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: A lot of drinking and drugs, but fantastic if you can navigate it well.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My biggest complaint about off-campus housing is the cost. Comparing it to other universities, it's very expensive to live near LSU.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I really enjoy off-campus dining. I actually eat off-campus more than on-campus.

3 College Junior

Administration: I'd have to say the administration is pretty average. Nothing outrageous or abnormal to report.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: I think most people can agree that LSU is the party university.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: LSU doesn't really offer scholarships, so I was disappointed that I wasn't eligible for any. As far as applying for financial aid (student loans), the process is okay. It takes a while once you do your FAFSA for LSU's Financial Aid to receive the information and process it.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: As far as value and price, it's appropriate. I just don't think there's a variety of food options. I would like to see more of a variety and local food options.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I didn't participate in campus housing.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The 5 is decent when the cooks actually try.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is convenient but costly.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live at Burbank Commons, and have had friends staying at various other popular apartments in the area. Overall, they can be pretty nice, especially visually. The bus routes have proved invaluable to me since I moved off campus, and they really enhance the experience. Living off-campus also gives you a greater sense of freedom and a more relaxed atmosphere than on-campus housing does. However - especially at Burbank Commons - the people who run the apartments usually aren't the most helpful or caring, and you're likely going to have to complain multiple times before you see a maintenance worker when you need one.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of places within walking distance to campus. There's nothing wrong with them, but most places don't stand out too much either - except for Raising Canes :)

5 College Senior

Administration: I feel the strictness here is at a good level - not so loose that it feels chaotic, but also not so strict as to stifle.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: There are parties everywhere, 3-4 days every week. I did not get involved with any sort of Greek functions at all, but still was never forced to go a weekend sober if I didn't want to. There are going to be people at the bars pretty much every day of the week, though Thursdays and Fridays seem to see the most of that. I have both hosted and attended some pretty awesome parties in the on-campus apartments, but the craziest stuff tends to happen off campus where people feel a little less supervised. However, football games - particularly bigger games or home games - pretty much turn the campus and surrounding area into one big communal tailgate party.

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College Senior

Scholarships: The general application is also the one for most scholarships. There isn't really a process to review

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: The dining hall food is occasionally delicious, but most often pretty meh. However, it keeps you alive, and I am happy I went through the character-building experience of eating in a cafeteria every day. There are two main dining halls - the 5 and the 459. The former has better food and variety, but is often very crowded and in my opinion has a worse vibe and community than the 459. I suggest getting a meal plan with more paw points and fewer meals, as you'll really appreciate the versatility it gives you - and to be frank, I don't know anyone who has ever used all of their meals themselves with anything more than a commuter plan.

TLDR: If you live on campus, get a cheaper meal plan with more paw points. If you don't live on campus, skip the dining halls totally.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I think everyone should spend a year or two on-campus. It's a great transitional place from home to independent college life, and the locations really can't be beat - nothing's better than being able to wake up 10 minutes before class. The dorms and apartments are great places to meet friends too. However, being on campus definitely makes you feel a little more restricted in your freedom within your living space. Bottom line, you'll have a great experience living on campus, but you'll almost definitely want to move off campus within a year or two.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. It us much more affordable to live off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It depends on where you stay, but there are many options and you get what you pay for

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I think off-campus dining is okay at LSU, there is just enough options to choose from and the prices are average.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: LSU is not too strict about certain things.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene never dissapoints especially during football season. There is always something to do every weekend of the year

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College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid. I was told i could not receive due to parents monetary value.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The five is always satisfying to me with a variety of options. I like the convenience of different food places around campus.

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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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