Best public university in Louisiana by far, but Baton Rouge itself is small in size and if you aren't fond of the south, or the people in it, you will not enjoy living in BR. Athletics and social events are fun if you like the crowds. Certain departments are great. Lots of research opportunities, LSU is basically a research based school. I'm getting a good education from my professors, but I don't get the sense that undergrad academics is of true concern If I compare the two schools, LSU is a clusterf***. LSU is too big, and the faculty, from an overall standpoint, is less sincere and personal. In other words, you don't really get your money's worth in Baton Rouge. Also, LSU wastes too much money with UCAC. The chancellor is a joke!