Louisiana State University (“LSU”)
Louisiana State University, or “LSU”, is a university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which was originally founded in 1853. LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, and the largest institution of higher education in Louisiana in terms of student enrollment. The University enrolls over 20,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students in 17 schools and colleges. LSU is often noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by various agencies.
Athletics often play a large part of a student’s LSU experience. LSU’s athletic department fields teams in 20 varsity sports (9 men’s, 11 women’s), and is a member of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and the SEC (Southeastern Conference). LSU Tigers football began in 1893, with national championship wins in the 1958, 2003, and 2007 seasons.