Louisiana State University (LSU) is a public educational institution located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States . Founded in 1860 , LSU is a part of the Louisiana State University System and is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Louisiana State University System, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, National Athletic Association, and the Association of Public and Land . LSU operates in the education, higher education, and university industries .
The university has numerous subsidiaries, including the E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, Louisiana State University Laboratory School, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and Louisiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame, among others .
LSU is accredited by various organizations such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business .