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Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is convenient. I can easily wake up 10 minutes before class without be late. While on the other hand, living off campus will take a person a hour to get to school due to the heavy traffic.

College Junior

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

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is convenient but costly.

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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.

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College Freshman

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

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Freshmen are not required to live on campus at LSU. However, that does not mean students should not take the opportunity to reside in the heart of LSU. Most students will agree that the dorms are not the greatest in terms of aesthetics, smell, and size. Still, rarely do students say the experience was not worth it. LSU has several residential colleges, which are basically dorms designed for people with specific majors or interests. Honors College kids live with other Honors College kids. IT kids live in Broussard with other IT kids. The residential colleges not only offer a chance to live with people with similar interests and to take classes with them, but a lot of the residential college dorms are nicer (except maybe Herget). The super roomy Laville dorms are the secret reason many stay in the Honors College program. If you are interested in living with scores of people, particularly other freshmen, sign up for Miller or Kirby Smith. If you want a secluded dorm in which you have very little to no supervision, sign up to live in the Pentagon. If you are itching to live under the same roof as someone of the opposite sex (albeit a floor below them), sign up for a coed dorm like McVoy.

Students at LSU will blatantly tell you the dorms are gross, but in the same breath, students will tell you it was the best time of their lives. On-campus housing is a great way to make friends, survive your classes, and save some money. Every student from on-campus housing has a story, whether it be about the parties they threw in their room, the great roommate they met, the fire alarms at 4 a.m. during finals, or the time they sneaked in a member of the opposite sex. At a university the size of LSU, on-campus housing helps students immediately connect with new people.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
5,601
Average Housing Costs
$6,900
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
24%
Freshmen Living On Campus
59%
Number of Dormitories
17
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
Blake Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • East Campus Apartments
  • West Campus Apartments
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Herget Hall
  • Miller Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Herget Hall
  • Miller Hall
Best Dorms
  • Campus Apartments
  • The Lavilles
  • The Pentagon
Worst Dorms
  • Herget
  • Kirby-Smith
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Business Residential College (West Hall), for business students
  • Engineering Residential College (South Hall), for engineering students
Did You Know?
  • Miller is known as the "sorority dorm" because of its proximity to "Sorority Row." Most girls planning to join a sorority try to move into Miller.
  • All campus residents get free cable, high-speed Internet, and access LSU's very own Tiger TV. Also, all rooms and campus buildings are non-smoking.
  • The Pentagon is four three-story dorms, which have separate room clusters accessible through stairwells from the outside, rather than interior halls. This makes these halls (Beauregard, Jackson, LeJeune, and Taylor) more private than a usual dorm.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Acadian Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Beautiful patio and fountain, elegant lobby, New Acadian vanity and sinks in rooms, computer lab
Annie Boyd Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Suite, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites (doubles)
Special Features: Ceiling fans, large spacious rooms
Beauregard Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: More private living environment, three-story units with outside entrances, room clusters accessible from stairwells, ceiling fans, near the heart of campus, large courtyard area with picnic tables and grills
Blake Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Central air, loftable beds, 24/7 front desk, computer lab
Broussard Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: IT Residential College, vanity and sink in each room, carpet in room and hallways, courtyard patio
East Laville
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Honors College residency, in-room sinks, air conditioning, outdoor patio, lounge
Evangeline Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Ceiling fans, movable furniture, recreation room, computer lab and library
Herget Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, quads
Special Features: Residential College classes, lake views, air conditioning, entry-card access, lounges with kitchen facilities on each floor, computer lab, coin- and Tiger Card-operated laundry
Highland Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal, suite, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Ceiling fans, large rooms, directly across from the student union
Jackson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: More private living environment, three-story units with outside entrances, room clusters accessible from stairwells, ceiling fans, near the heart of campus, large courtyard area with picnic tables and grills, part of the Pentagon
Kirby Smith Hall
Floors: 14
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Computer lab, built-in furniture, convenient to Pentagon, coin- and Tiger Card- operated laundry
LeJeune Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: More private living environment, three-story units with outside entrances, room clusters accessible from stairwells, ceiling fans, near the heart of campus, large courtyard area with picnic tables and grills, part of the Pentagon
Louise Garig Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites (doubles)
Special Features: Ceiling fans, sink in each room
McVoy Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Exceptional storage in each room, rooms divided into separate study and sleeping areas, coin- and Tiger Card-operated laundry, computer lab, lakeside porch
Miller Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Located on Campus Lake with a sundeck by the lake, coin- and Tiger Card-operated laundry, computer lab, TV lounge with big-screen TV, located near the LSU Recreational Center
Taylor Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: More private living environment, three-story units with outside entrances, room clusters accessible from stairwells, ceiling fans, near the heart of campus, large courtyard area with picnic tables and grills, part of the Pentagon
West Laville Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Honors College residency, sink in each room, ceiling fans, air conditioned, movable furniture, lounge and recreation center, coin- and Tiger Card-operated laundry, in-room data connection for each resident, wireless Internet connection, caller ID accessibility, outdoor patio area that provides the perfect location for social interaction or study space

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

East Campus Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 100–249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios, two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Separate phone line and cable TV jack in each bedroom, Ethernet data connection in each bedroom, fully furnished, washer and dryer in each apartment
These apartments are on academic year contracts.
West Campus Apartments
Number of Units: 100–249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- to four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Handicapped accessible apartments, fully furnished, separate phone line and cable TV jack, Ethernet data connection, washer and dryer, community center
This apartment complex is a 12-month facility.

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