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Louisiana Universities

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By AllisonFoley

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From Baton Rouge, home of Louisiana State University, to New Orleans, home to Tulane University – the Bayou State has much to offer in the world of higher education.

When traveling into Cajun Country, don’t miss Lafayette – playing host to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Established in 1898, this public university features a sprawling, urban campus.

Other institutes within the University of Louisiana System include McNeese State University, Grambling State University, and Northwestern State University.

In the New Orleans metro area, visitors take advantage of two universities – the aforementioned Tulane, and the aptly named University of New Orleans.

Tulane, a private institution, was established in 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana. The University of New Orleans, better known in the area as UNO, was established in 1958 as a public university, and features nine varsity sports teams.

Louisiana State University, more commonly known as LSU, is set in Louisiana’s Plantation Country, and was established in 1860. The flagship state university, LSU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and fields 20 varsity level sports teams, 11 women’s and nine men’s. Other LSU schools include Louisiana State University at Shreveport and the Louisiana State University at Alexandria.

The Bayou State also offers the Southern University System, including Southern University and A&M College, Southern University at Shreveport, and the Southern University at New Orleans.

Plan a visit to any one of these fine schools and explore the campus, all on your next visit to Louisiana.


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