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|Motto||Per la verità e di servizio (Latin)|
Motto in English
|For Truth and Service|
Lagos State University, also known as LASU, was established in 1983 by the enabling Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, for the advancement of learning and establishment of academic excellence. The university caters for a population of over 35,000 students enrolled for full-time. The university also offers courses at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Lagos State University is located in Ojo, a town in Lagos State, Nigeria. LASU is the only state university in the former British colony. Lagos State University offers diploma, degree and post graduate programmes including an MBA programme. LASU was ranked among the top 600 universities in the world by Times Higher Margazine for the year 2020. The University has also attracted different international fundings including a World Bank Group Africa Centre for Excellence on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Lagos State University was conceived as a multi-campus, collegiate and non-residential University. Today, Lagos State University operates a multi-campus system with four fully owned campuses having its main campus at Ojo (along the Badagry Expressway) and other campuses at Epe (where the Faculty of Engineering is located), Ikeja (where the College of Medicine is located).
Currently a 300 Seater Theater Hall is under construction by the Awori Welfare Association Nigeria (AWAN) at the school main campus.
The project site is opposite the Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate House, flanked by a new library building under construction and the existing Student Affairs Buil. When fully constructed it will serve as a lecture hall for students, Offices and Secretariat.
The Lagos State University Epe Campus, home to the Faculty of Engineering and School of Agriculture of Lagos State University, is a fully residential campus. The Epe campus was born out of the insufficiency of the Ojo campus to accommodate the Faculty of Engineering at that time. The military barrack which is now the campus was released by the persuasion of the then military governor The campus which is also the home for the school's Pre-degree program is unarguably the biggest property belonging to the school even bigger than the main campus itself. The campus which is located in the Epe area of Lagos is the home for the three departments in LASU's Faculty of Engineering namely Mechanical Engineering, Electronic, and Computer Engineering and Chemical and Polymer Engineering, and the school just recently admitted students for Aeronautic Engineering in 2018 JAMB, following the accreditation of the course in LASU.
The campus is being governed by the Head of School (HOC). The school of Agriculture has its own Dean as well as the Faculty of Engineering. The school is generally administered by the Vice-Chancellor. The campus produces a candidate for the post of a Vice president, Welfare director and Assistant General Secretary in its student union election. 
Areas of education and research offered by the Institution are summarized in the table below:
|Faculty of Arts|
|Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Faculty of Management Sciences|
|Faculty of Law|
|Faculty of Science|
|Faculty of Engineering|
|Faculty of Clinical Sciences|
|Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences|
|Faculty of Education||
Former Vice Chancellors
Note:† indicates "deceased"
- Professor Folabi Olumide (Pioneer Vice Chancellor)
- Professor (Mrs.) Jadesola Akande†
- Professor Enitan Bababunmi†
- Professor Fatiu Ademola Akesode†
- Professor Abisogun Leigh
- Professor Abdul Lateef A. Hussein
- Professor John Obafunwa
- Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun
- Oluranti Adebule, former Deputy governor Lagos State.
- Brymo, singer and songwriter
- Chioma Chukwuka, musician, actress
- Liz Da-Silva, Nigerian actress
- Yinka Durosinmi, former Chairman of Ojo local government
- Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, traditional ruler
- Jennifer Eliogu, actress.
- Desmond Elliot, actor, producer and politician.
- Tara Fela-Durotoye, celebrity make-up artist
- Annie Macaulay-Idibia, actress
- Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
- Tajudeen Obasa, current member of the National Assembly
- Tunde Obe
- Angela Okorie, actress
- Yinka Olukunga, actress
- Cossy Orjiakor, actress, singer, socialite
- Ruggedman, rapper
- Rukky Sanda, actress
- Dolly Unachukwu, actress
- Farida Waziri, former EFCC chairman
- Wizkid, singer and songwriter