Louisiana State University Overview
Louisiana State University is located on more than 2,000 acres in the southern part of the city near the Mississippi River. The campus is known for the 1,200 large oak trees that surround and shade the university.
LSU is distinguished by the five historic and beautiful lakes that surround the area, referred to as the "LSU lakes". The campus is home to two Indian mounds created by Native Americans over 5,000 years ago, located near the northwest corner of campus. The trademark architecture of the university is characterized by the tan stucco walls, red tile rooftops, and arches. LSU is covered in beautiful landscaping, with crepe myrtles, azaleas, camellias, and the famous oak and magnolia trees providing both shade throughout the campus and a beautiful environment for students.
LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System and the largest institution of higher education in Louisiana in terms of student enrolment. In 2011, the University enrolled nearly 24,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Several of LSU's graduate schools, such as the College of Business and the Law Centre have received national recognition in their respective fields of study.
Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with Louisiana State University.