Louisiana State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (18)
I attended a small, liberal arts college for my freshman year of college. I transferred to LSU for my sophomore year after much consideration. Ultimately, I felt limited by the small size of my classes at the liberal arts college (about 400 students per year) and wanted more opportunity in career advisement and class diversity. A medium sized university would have likely suited my educational interests and personality better, but I did find more diversity and opportunity at LSU. LSU has an accurate reputation as a "party" school, but in my experience, the academic experience is very much what the student makes it. While a strenuous academic environment cultivates naturally at a smaller university, LSU offers the desired stimulus for the scholarly student provided the student takes the initiative to seek it out. Rigorous students can partake in honors optioned classes or ask around for the more challenging professors/courses. I did not attend the honors college, but I used online resources like "RateMyProfessor" to find stimulating instructors and course material. I found the lower level classes to be lacking across the board. Many professors seemed to rely on high school level methods of teaching information to rooms of 200+ students. My upper level classes became smaller, more rigorous, and much more stimulating. The professors definitely feed off of the energy and engagement of their students; if you're excited to be there, your professor will likely be as well. LSU offers an expansive list of classes, even with the recent budget cuts. I was able to meet my graduation requirements for an English degree with leisure. My experience with counselors has been less than satisfactory throughout my time at LSU. Everything is automated, and attempting to get through the call system to speak with a human can be time consuming and difficult. Additionally, my academic advisors incorrectly informed me that I would be able to graduate early taking a set amount of hours during a particular semester. As it turned out, I was unable to graduate early because I was advised that 15 hours on a particular semester would be enough. I could have taken 18 hours, graduated early and saved money on fees and tuition. LSU offers a lot of on campus events and activities. SEC football is a big event throughout the fall semester and is a source of much camaraderie and identity among the students. You don't have to be a football fan to attend this school, but non-football fans do have a sense of missing out throughout the fall semester. The campus is beautiful and well kept. The quad is a great place to hang out with friends and study before a class. LSU will be redoing its library with new equipment in the coming years, which is exciting because we did not have enough public computer access at the library during my time there. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed about a third of my classes at LSU. I'm not sure that the actual class material prepared me much in the way of job skills, but I was able to pursue marketability through work experience outside of school. Most of my classes at LSU felt like checking boxes to get a degree. The academic student really has to go the extra mile to ensure a somewhat fruitful academic experience. Actual job skills seem more limited to STEM programs. There is definitely less emphasis on the importance of humanities and its environment. Because it is so large, LSU is a great place to form a professional network. Its diversity allows for communication across a variety of professional platforms which can be formed through academic courses as well as traditional southern tailgating activities before football games. I would recommend LSU to someone who still deciding the path they hope to take in life. LSU provides a great life experience and encourages a strong formation of people skills and interpersonal growth.
The opportunities are endless when you carry the three letters, L-S-U, with you. There's no better school to give you the full college experience. Take advantage of all of the services you are afforded on campus. Network! Network! Network! Love Purple, Live Gold!
When applying for colleges after high school, there was only one college I wanted to attend...LSU! Growing up Louisiana, this was my dream school and the fact that it was only two hours from home was even better. I remember thinking that I was going to get lost in the class sizes or the campus. However, I was wrong. I felt included in class and once you learn your way around campus, it doesn't seem that massive. I graduated in four years with a great degree from the Manship School. I'm proud to tell people these days that I graduated from LSU. I beam with pride when I say that. The classes were hard. There is no denying that but by the time you earn your degree, you are ready for whatever the real world will throw at you. I'm glad I attended LSU and I'm more glad to say that I'm applying for grad school at LSU this year. I can't wait to go back (never thought I would say that) and continue my education. FOREVER LSU!
Louisiana State University is a great institution for those looking for an incredible education, great student life opportunities, and an overall affordable education. There is nothing quite like a Saturday Night in Death Valley surrounded by 103,000 other tiger fans cheering on the football team. But also, walking through the Quad to class, talking with friends and classmates, and being able to take in the beauty of our campus, is quite incredible. LSU has many major offerings and each major follows under a College. There are great advisors to help you decide what courses to take and the career center is great resource to finding internships and jobs after graduation. I would highly recommend Louisiana State University to any student who wants a great college experience, a rigorous education, and a true experience of a SEC school! Geaux Tigers!
Louisiana State University is a school that prides itself on offering high quality education and abundant opportunities to prepare their students for their future careers. I can say with certainty that upon completion of my Bachelor's in Science in Child and family Studies degree, I felt confident to enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge to be successful. The professors I interacted with genuinely cared about my successes and my failures and they did everything they could to help me succeed in my program.
I was one of the first graduates of the new education program at LSU in 2008, nicknamed the "No Child Left Behind" Degree, due to the move of have teacher's being required to hold a degree in their teaching area, and then a supplementary degree in education. My experience was extremely positive with admissions (as a transfer student), college professors, counseling and guidance, and student teaching assignments and experiences! It was a wonderful program for students that wanted to become teachers. I have taught six years, starting in history, and I am now a Gifted Education Teacher at one of the top schools in New Mexico. I have felt my courses for my degree really prepared me for the teaching profession. Geaux Tigers!
Louisiana State University is a top notch school and I will forever cherish my days there. The curriculum was tough but fair, and actually prepared me for my future career. But outside of the classroom is where the memories are made. LSU's sports team are some of the best in the country and Saturdays in the Fall are something everyone must experience, words cannot even describe it.
It truly was a great experience. I wish I had not taken so long to decide my career path though. I am glad that I did put in a lot of effort towards my studies instead of prioritizing partying or hanging out with friends. I allowed myself free time only after I completed my set amount of work I wished to complete for the day.
I loved my college; although, when I attended, there were different faculty and it was still growing as a department since hurricane Katrina changed everything. I believe that each year it keeps improving.
The university's academic programming was challenging, yet reasonable. I really believed that the quality of instructors offered at Louisiana State University (LSU) made a huge impact on student learning. The courses were diverse in content and approach, which accommodated a wide range of students. Student involvement in service organizations was impressive. Many of the undergraduates gave back to the community or university in some fashion. The academic counselors and diversity directors were very helpful throughout the entire experience. My only regret is that the university was not as diverse as I would have liked it to be. There were large numbers of racially separate student organizations. Overall, I think it is a wonderful school to attend, and it will offer you a lifetime of memories, both socially and academically.