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About LSU & Baton Rouge

About LSU

LSU is located on more than 1,000 acres in the southern part of the city near the Mississippi River. The campus is known for the roughly 1,200 large oak trees that surround and shade the university, with "Stately oaks and broad magnolias" being the catch phrase description of the university. LSU is also distinguished by the five historic and beautiful lakes that surround the area, referred to as the "LSU lakes." The campus is home to two Indian mounds created by Native Americans over 5,000 years ago, located near the northwest corner of campus.

The trademark architecture of the university is characterized by the tan stucco walls, red tile rooftops, and arches. LSU is covered in beautiful landscaping, with crepe myrtles, azaleas, camellias, and the famous oak and magnolia trees providing both shade throughout the campus and a beautiful environment for students. 

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About Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana, is situated on the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is well known for its interesting heritage and mix of cultures and its lively music. Students account for around 20% of the population, as Baton Rouge is home to not only LSU, but also three other colleges.

The city is a major industrial, petrochemical, and medical research center, and is the second largest city in Louisiana. Although Baton Rouge is an industrial city, there is also a lively music and arts community, mostly located in the downtown area, near LSU. New Orleans, with its' distinctive architecture and music, is located 90 miles to the southeast, and is about an hour away via motor transportation. University sports also play a major role in the culture of Baton Rouge, with college football being the most popular. As it is home to several cultures, industries, universities, a growing arts and music scene, and prized sports teams, Baton Rouge is a lively city with something to offer to everyone.