About the University
Louisiana State University (officially Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, commonly referred to as LSU) is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The university was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. 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 occupies a 650-acre (2.6 km²) plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.
LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System. In 2015, the university enrolled over 26,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Several of LSU’s graduate schools, such as the E.J. Ourso College of Business and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, have received national recognition in their respective fields of study. Designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, LSU is also noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
All non-immigrant, international students in F-1 and J-1 student visa status are required to purchase and maintain adequate medical insurance coverage while they are enrolled at LSU. Therefore, these students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the university-sponsored plan, Gallagher Student Health/United HealthCare. Students who wish to decline the university-sponsored plan coverage must submit an online waiver form and proof of comparable, alternative medical insurance coverage to Gallagher Student Health by the 14th class day of each semester. The alternative insurance policy must provide similar or more extensive coverage, as compared to the university-sponsored plan, for it to be accepted, https://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/is/insurance/mandatory.php. Only after confirmation of the approval is presented will the charge for the university-sponsored plan be credited to the student’s fee bill.
Cost: $1,217 for fall, $3,064 for year
Living on-campus: On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.Living on campus at LSU is extremely popular. If you are interested in securing a spot on campus, you should apply for housing as soon as you’re admitted.
Cost: $3,164-$4,665 per semester*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.
Off-campus Housing: Housing is available off-campus for international students, if interested, contact your international student advisor for ressources
The average budget per month is: $900-$1,000 per semester
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $9,000.00 per semester.