About the Capital City

Sitting in the heart of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the perfect city to explore everything our unique state has to offer.

Baton Rouge and the LSU campus represent the perfect blend of laid-back Southern hospitality and a growing metropolitan city at the forefront of business and industry. Only an hour from New Orleans, Baton Rouge is home to some of the world’s top global and technological companies and is close to America’s energy resources, delicate coastal ecosystems, and artistic, historical, and cultural treasures. For LSU students, that means abundant research, internship, and career opportunities in one of the nation’s top cities for job growth.

Learn why Baton Rouge is the perfect place for LSU Ourso students and alumni to live, work, play, and learn!


Global Companies Surrounding LSU

Baton Rouge is home to many thriving global companies, many of whom are led by LSU Ourso graduates. These top businesses seek talent from LSU Business graduates, and you’ll often find many of them recruiting at the Business Education Complex and other LSU career fairs.





Blue Cross and Blue Shield 


Community Coffee 

Cox Enterprises 

Dow Chemical 

EA Games



General Electric 

Georgia-Pacific Corporation



JPMorgan Chase Bank 

Lamar Advertising Company 

Ochsner Health System 

Our Lady of the Lake 

Postlethwaite & Netterville 



A Thriving Community for Innovation

Explore some of the ways Baton Rouge is growing and innovating for the people of Louisiana. 

Baton Rouge Health District

Baton Rouge Health District

Both a place and an organization, the Health District is a collective of providers working to create a high-performing destination for healthcare that can drive improved health outcomes and economic development. 


University Lakes

University Lakes Master Plan

In partnership with state and local experts, LSU is reimagining its beloved lakes — an  ambitious environmental restoration that will add world-class recreational opportunities and ensure their long-term sustainability.


Water Campus

The Water Campus

The Water Campus is the country’s first major center dedicated to the study of coastal sustainability — creating a center of excellence for researchers to collaborate with public- and private-sector organizations.




LSU Building with large oak tree and azaleas

Visit LSU

LSU is one of the most popular attractions in Baton Rouge. Our campus is known for its stately oaks, trademark architecture, lakes and green spaces, museums & art galleries, event & performance venues, athletic facilities, and historic buildings.

While you're here make sure you take a stroll through the Quad, visit Mike the Tiger's habitat, marvel at the 6,000-year-old Indian Mounds, grab some gear in the LSU Sports Shop, take a run around the University Lakes, and try ice cream from the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store.

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Explore Baton Rouge

Make the most of your time in Baton Rouge by visiting all of the best attractions, restaurants, bars and historic landmarks.