Baton Rouge is like most of Louisiana.. A Big FUN Mess. I attended LSU and loved every moment of being there. I loved LSU so much that I'm returning to work on my doctorate. Baton Rouge, on the other hand, is another story. East Baton Rouge Parish has one of the worst public school systems. Racism and homophobia are prevalent. That being said, you will find all kinds of people in Baton Rouge. It may not be as diverse as New York, L.A. or even New Orleans, but LSU draws many varieties from all over the world!