LSU Main Campus Facts
LSU has produced a number of distinguished undergraduates, including four Marshall Scholars, 24 Goldwater Scholars, 14 Rhodes Scholars, four Truman Scholars, and more than 25 Fulbright Scholars.
LSU is one of only a handful of universities in the nation having land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.
Fifty-seven of LSU's more than 250 principal buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
LSU's campus is situated on more than 2,000 acres, and contains nearly 1,200 live-oak trees.
Louisiana State Agricultural & Mechanical College was established by an act of the legislature, approved to carry out the U.S. Morrill Act of 1862, granting lands for this purpose. It temporarily opened in New Orleans in 1874, where it remained until it merged with Louisiana State University in 1877.