"This is the first time I am living on my own. Louisiana is a very different state than Florida, and I was put into an extremely academically competitive environment, far surpassing what I was used to. I believe that these experiences will prepare me for any challenge I may face in the future."(more)
LSU currently ranks among the top 30 public universities in total research awards. The University's total federal funding; from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Homeland Security; has increased 86 percent or more than $90 million over the last five years.