LSU Points of Pride

LSU holds a prominent position in American higher education. LSU is a vibrant, diverse and rewarding community - one with a rich culture and history and even brighter future.


LSU Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Rankings

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of Best Colleges, LSU is ranked in the top tier for “Best National Universities” for the eighth straight year and is ranked 62nd overall among public universities.

“LSU has consistently been ranked in the top tier of the best national universities, and our graduates show that LSU is among the nation’s best values in higher education,” said LSU President F. King Alexander.

Center for Academic Success Designated a Center of Excellence

The Center for Academic Success, or CAS, LSU’s nationally acclaimed learning center, has garnered another national award. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, The National College Learning Center Association, or NCLCA, designated the CAS as one of only two Learning Centers of Excellence in the country. This esteemed organization, which represents more than 1,500 learning centers, supports higher education learning centers through professional development, certifications, standard-setting and awards.


U.S. News Ranks Flores MBA Program Top 10 for Female Enrollment

In a recent study by U.S. News & World Report on business schools with the largest full-time female MBA enrollment, the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Flores MBA Program ranked ninth in the nation, with 52.9 percent of its students being female in the 2014-2015 academic year.

The E. J. Ourso College of Business was one of only three schools in the top 10 that were also ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s best business school rankings earlier this year.




Lloimincia Hall, 2015

Lauren Companioni, 2005

Stacey Wegener, 2000


notable alumni

Shaquille O’Neal
Bachelor of General Studies - General Studies, 2000

A four-time NBA champion, including the 2006 title with the Miami Heat, O’Neal was the 2000 NBA MVP while a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. 

The 1992-93 NBA Rookie of the Year, he has also earned NBA Finals MVP three times and was the NBA scoring champion twice. A 15-time all-star, he was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team in 1996. 


James Carville
Bachelor of Science – General Studies, 1970 / Juris Doctor – Law, 1973 / Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, 1993

Carville received both a bachelor’s degree and law degree from LSU and gained fame in the 1990s as the chief campaign strategist for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. 
Carville also penned a best-selling memoir titled All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President. 


Amy Brittain

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication alumna Amy Brittain is part of the Washington Post staff recently recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for “its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot to kill and who the victims are most likely to be.”