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Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Type
  • Flagship state university
  • Land-grant, Sea-grant, and Space-grant university
Established 1860
Endowment $692 million (2012 total of all LSU campuses)
President F. King Alexander
Provost Richard Koubek
Academic staff
1,500
Administrative staff
5,000
Students 31,527
Undergraduates 26,159
Postgraduates 5,368
Location , ,
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
Affiliations
  • LSU System
  • URA
  • APLU
  • ORAU
  • SURA
Mascot Mike the Tiger
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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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