LSU’s ﬂagship campus in Baton Rouge sits on more than 2,000 acres of lush landscaping along the Mississippi River. The campus, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country, is known for its Italian Renaissance-style architecture, tranquil lakes, and majestic live oak trees that are valued at approximately $45 million.
LSU’s Memorial Tower, one of the campus’s best-known landmarks, as well as the War Memorial on the Parade Ground and the Memorial Oak Grove all honor those who have given their lives in service to the United States during various wars and conﬂicts throughout our nation’s history. The campus is also home to the Indian Mounds, which are two Native American earthworks dated to be more than 6,000 years old–older than the Egyptian pyramids.
The newly renovated and expanded Patrick F. Taylor Hall is now the largest academic building in Louisiana and one of the largest freestanding academic engineering buildings in the nation. The Business Education Complex, the Manship School of Mass Communication, and the LSU Union are other noteworthy buildings. And in fall of 2018, the Nicholson Gateway opened, welcoming students to state-of-the-art living and retail spaces on the campus, just a short walk from Tiger Stadium and the Quadrangle. LSU’s Tiger Stadium, well-known by college sports fans, is one of the largest college football stadiums in the nation. Known as Death Valley, the stadium has a reputation for being one of the loudest in the NCAA, and LSU is famous for its spirited tailgating atmosphere.
LSU faculty and staff are offered a number of benefits upon employment, including health, dental, and vision insurance; retirement plans; term life insurance; long-term care insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid time off and holidays; and tuition exemption.