It all begins with a beautiful campus, outstanding programs and generous scholarships and financial aid. Your options for involvement are many, from the championship Debate Team and diverse volunteer opportunities to the Greek system, Athletics Program and a wonderful Recreational Sports Center- complete with an indoor swimming pool! LSUS also offers a vibrant student newspaper, The Almagest, and is home to an Olympic Weightlifting Center.
Since opening its classrooms to students in 1967, LSUS has become the regional urban comprehensive university in the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area. Anchored along the picturesque Red River in southeast Shreveport, the beautifully landscaped LSUS campus serves as home to approximately 4,500 students.
LSUS has more than 25 undergraduate degree programs and a dozen master's degree programs. The highly trained faculty is outstanding, with 80% holding doctoral degrees in their discipline. In addition, the student-teacher ratio is one of the lowest in the State, lending to individualized instruction and personalized learning.
Named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the most affordable colleges in Louisiana, LSU Shreveport offers high quality classroom instruction with very affordable tuition rates. In addition, LSUS offers many forms of financial aid, including scholarships, on-campus employment, and graduate assistantships. Finances don't have to stop you from achieving your goals of a high quality education.
All classrooms have Internet connections and the online course management system, MOODLE, makes course material available to students 24/7. Students can sit down in front of nearly 1,000 computers in subject-specific labs, high-traffic areas such as Noel Memorial Library and The Port restaurant, and a campus-wide computer lab with extended hours. The Math Lab and the Writing Center are available to students for online tutoring.
LSUS is home to some of the most innovative technology around. Students enrolling in certain programs can learn current industry standard software, and have access to professional grade servers, digital media classrooms, a 3D printer and even a green screen studio with a motion capture camera system!
LSUS offers over 70 clubs and organizations and encourages you to explore your interests. The University Student Activities Board provides many of the social, entertainment, and cultural activities on campus, such as a Fall Fest, a Spring Fling, a Week of Welcome, and Homecoming. The Debate Team has recently established itself as one of the best collegiate debate teams in the region and have been the International Public Debate Association National Champions five years in a row, from 2008-2013.
The LSUS Athletic program has quickly become one of the top NAIA programs in the country. Men's basketball has enjoyed nine straight NAIA national tournament appearances while the Lady Pilots basketball team has been there four of the last five years. The Pilot's baseball team has at least 40 wins in 10 of the last 11 seasons and has made three NAIA World Series appearances finishing in third place twice and fourth place once.
LSUS is home to the USA Weightlifting High Performance and Development Center, the first and most successful center of its kind in the country. This facility has hosted varied regional, national, and international competitions. Some of the weight lifters have gone on to compete for team USA in the Olympics as well as other international competitions.
All of these improvements continue to enhance the student experience at LSU Shreveport, and the University has proven itself to be an institution of opportunity and quality.