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Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Established 1860
Type
  • Flagship state university
  • Land-grant, Sea-grant, and Space-grant university
Endowment $692 million (2012 total of all LSU campuses)
President F. King Alexander
Provost Richard Koubek
Academic staff 1,500
Admin. staff 5,000
Students 31,527
Undergraduates 26,159
Postgraduates 5,368
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
30°24′52″N 91°10′42″W / 30.4145°N 91.1783°W / 30.4145; -91.1783Coordinates: 30°24′52″N 91°10′42″W / 30.4145°N 91.1783°W / 30.4145; -91.1783
Campus Urban 2,000+ acres (8.1 km²)
Colors Purple and Gold           
Athletics Division I FBS – SEC
Nickname Tigers & Lady Tigers
Mascot Mike the Tiger
Affiliations
  • LSU System
  • URA
  • APLU
  • ORAU
  • SURA
Website www.lsu.edu
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Louisiana State University and A&M College

The Louisiana State University and A&M College is a public university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; it belongs to the Louisiana State University System of higher education as a land-grant and sea-grant institution. Colloquially, most people call the university "Louisiana State University" or "LSU". In sports competitions, "LSU" is almost always associated with Louisiana State University and A&M College or the LSU Athletics Department.

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