#182 Overall Influence #1396 Desirability Rank

Louisiana State University

University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Louisiana State University (LSU) was founded in 1860. LSU is organized into 14 schools and colleges, which together offer some 330 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. LSU’s most popular programs are those in business administration, in engineering, and in education. The school is also especially known for its programs in theater, in French, and in landscape architecture.

LSU Online offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and professional certificates.

LSU is associated with one Nobel laureate: Rainer Weiss for physics.

Other notable LSU connected individuals include the following:

  • Mathematician, John B. Conway
  • Novelist, Rebecca Wells
  • Literary scholar and political theorist, Richard M. Weaver
  • Actors—Joanne Woodward, Patricia Clarkson, and Elizabeth Ashley
  • Comedian, Theo Von (Theodor Capitani von Kurnatowski III)
  • Film critic, Rex Reed
  • Historian, Stephen Ambrose
  • Composer, Bill Conti
  • Television showrunner, Nic Pizzolatto
  • Video game designer, Will Wright
  • Political consultants, James Carville and Donna Brazile
  • Television news anchors, Sandra Smith and Don Lemon
  • Current US Representative, Steve Scalise
  • Former US Senators, Russell B. Long and John Breaux
  • Current US Senators, Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy
  • Former US Vice President and 1968 presidential candidate, Hubert H. Humphrey

LSU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

From Wikipedia

Louisiana State University is a public land-grant research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The university was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name . The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and the main campus historic district occupies a plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

28,960

Acceptance

73%

Graduation Rate

70%

Median SAT Score

1195

Median ACT Score

26

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$8,038

Fees (in-state)

$3,924

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$60,100

Employed

92%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

28K

Under-Grads

24K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

156 Thomas Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge LA 70803-2750

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

43 per 100K

Violent Crime

9 per 100K

What is Louisiana State University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#143 World Rank
Biology
#52 World Rank
Law
#118 World Rank
Medical
#145 World Rank
Business
#221 World Rank
Engineering
#203 World Rank
Mathematics
#131 World Rank
Education
#237 World Rank
Chemistry
#114 World Rank
History
#264 World Rank
Literature
#152 World Rank
Political Science
#273 World Rank
Physics
#276 World Rank
Computer Science
#151 World Rank
Communications
#200 World Rank
Economics
#241 World Rank
Psychology
#359 World Rank
Philosophy
#137 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#266 World Rank
Sociology
#238 World Rank
Anthropology
#167 World Rank
Social Work

Other areas of influence

#108 World Rank
Nursing
#126 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#667 World Rank
Religious Studies

Influential People

Who are Louisiana State University's Most influential alumni?

Louisiana State University 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, Nursing, and History

Casey McQuiston

Casey McQuiston

American romance novelist

Ralph L. Ropp

American academic and college president

David P. Steiner

American lawyer and corporate executive

Grady McWhiney

American historian

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

American basketball player

Joseph E LeDoux

Researcher

Joseph E LeDoux

Researcher

Burl Cain

Burl Cain

Prison warden

Jeff Burkett

NFL player

Robert Holleyman

Robert Holleyman

American businessman

Sally Clausen

Sally Clausen

American educational administrator

Joanne Woodward

Joanne Woodward

American actress and producer