Though Baton Rouge is one of Louisiana's largest cities, it feels like a college town to its student residents. Sports fans across the city are wild about college sports, and catching an LSU football game is considered a typical Saturday night during football season. Entertainment is easy to find year-round in Baton Rouge, and students of Baton Rouge colleges and universities take advantage of the bars, nightclubs, and coffee shops across the city.
Louisiana State University is the largest of all Baton Rouge colleges and universities, with a fall 2007 enrollment of over 32,000 students. Southern University and A&M College, with its largest campus in Baton Rouge, is one of the nation's most well-known African-American colleges. Other Baton Rouge colleges and universities offer specialized education in technical, culinary, and health care fields.