LSU Main Campus Facts

  • LSU knows animation. LSU alumnus Marty Sixkiller, post technology supervisor at PDI/DreamWorks, was technical director for Shrek the Third, Shrek 2, Over the Hedge and Flushed Away.

  • LSU has increased admission standards six times in recent years, and each time, the number of student applications has increased.

  • LSU has produced a number of distinguished undergraduates, including four Marshall Scholars, 24 Goldwater Scholars, 14 Rhodes Scholars, four Truman Scholars, and more than 25 Fulbright Scholars.

  • LSU currently ranks among the top 30 public universities in total research awards. The University's total federal funding; from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Homeland Security; has increased 86 percent or more than $90 million over the last five years.

  • LSU is one of only 21 universities in the nation having land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.

  • Fifty-seven of LSU's more than 250 principal buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

  • LSU's campus is situated on more than 2,000 acres, and contains nearly 1,200 live-oak trees.

  • Louisiana State Agricultural & Mechanical College was established by an act of the legislature, approved to carry out the U.S. Morrill Act of 1862, granting lands for this purpose. It temporarily opened in New Orleans in 1874, where it remained until it merged with Louisiana State University in 1877.

  • LSU is a community of nearly 36,000 staff, faculty and students from every state and more than 120 countries.