Best Louisiana Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Louisiana for 2021

There are 60 colleges and universities in Louisiana enrolling 244,540 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Louisiana below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Louisiana offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Louisiana is home to nationally ranked institutions like Louisiana State University and Xavier University of Louisiana. The highest ranked college in Louisiana is Louisiana State University and the top rated public state college is also Louisiana State University.

Local college options can be explored in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport or other cities.


60 results

List of the Best Louisiana Colleges

Louisiana State University
L
Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 30,983enrollment
  • $18,143net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Xavier University of Louisiana
X
HBCU
New Orleans, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 3,231enrollment
  • $18,794net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 990-1160SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Our Lady of the Lake College
O
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Our Lady of the Lake College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 1,368enrollment
  • $15,073net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
Louisiana Tech University
L
Ruston, LA
Louisiana Tech University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 11,909enrollment
  • $12,261net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1065-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
L
Lafayette, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 17,123enrollment
  • $12,184net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1268SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
University of New Orleans
N
New Orleans, LA
University of New Orleans

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 8,151enrollment
  • $10,780net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1015-1240SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Louisiana College
L
Pineville, LA
Louisiana College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 1,245enrollment
  • $12,495net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 910-1060SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA
Nicholls State University
N
Thibodaux, LA
 
Nicholls State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 6,453enrollment
  • $11,545net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1172SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA
McNeese State University
M
Lake Charles, LA
McNeese State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 7,647enrollment
  • $11,974net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
University of Louisiana Monroe
L
Monroe, LA
 
University of Louisiana Monroe

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 9,291enrollment
  • $9,710net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
N
Natchitoches, LA
 
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 11,081enrollment
  • $12,336net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Dillard University
D
HBCU
New Orleans, LA
Dillard University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 1,309enrollment
  • $17,269net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 980-1120SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Louisiana State University Shreveport
L
Shreveport, LA
Louisiana State University Shreveport

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 7,036enrollment
  • $8,834net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1006-1173SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
Southeastern Louisiana University
S
Hammond, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 14,298enrollment
  • $11,890net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA
Louisiana State University Alexandria
L
Alexandria, LA
Louisiana State University Alexandria

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 3,164enrollment
  • $7,838net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 940-1050SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Southern University and A & M College
S
HBCU
Baton Rouge, LA
Southern University and A & M College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 6,693enrollment
  • $15,511net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 900-1080SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.01*Avg GPA
Grambling State University
G
HBCU
Grambling, LA
Grambling State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 5,205enrollment
  • $18,074net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 910-1060SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Central Louisiana Technical College Alexandria Campus
C
Alexandria, LA
 
Central Louisiana Technical College Alexandria Campus

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,688enrollment
  • $7,902net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA