From Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River in the north to the dazzling French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana colleges and universities attract student applicants from all over the world to its unique cultural landscape. Take in the sizzling nightlife of New Orleans, tour the gulf's many beaches and waterways, or enjoy boating, fishing, and camping along the Mississippi.
Founded in 1860, Louisiana State University (LSU) moved to its current home in Baton Rouge in 1869. The State of Louisiana has since added nearly 60 public colleges, with LSU campuses in Shreveport, Alexandria, and Eunice. In New Orleans, Tulane University is a private college and is unique among universities in the United States in its academic organization Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulane_University#Organization. Private, Roman Catholic Loyola University-New Orleans adds to the rich mix of Louisiana colleges.