Best Louisiana Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Louisiana for 2020

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. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion 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 Centenary College of Louisiana, Louisiana State University, Tulane University and Xavier University of Louisiana. The highest ranked college in Louisiana is Centenary College of Louisiana and the top rated public state college is Louisiana State University.

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

60 results found

List of the Best Louisiana Colleges

Centenary College of Louisiana
C
Shreveport, LA
Centenary College of Louisiana

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 585enrollment
  • $25,343net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
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Louisiana State University
L
Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 30,983enrollment
  • $19,224net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Tulane University
T
New Orleans, LA
Tulane University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 12,646enrollment
  • $33,886net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1490SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Xavier University of Louisiana
X
New Orleans, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 3,231enrollment
  • $17,034net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
L
Lafayette, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 17,123enrollment
  • $12,502net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT 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
  • $10,858net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Louisiana Tech University
L
Ruston, LA
Louisiana Tech University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 11,909enrollment
  • $10,683net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 870-970SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
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McNeese State University
M
Lake Charles, LA
McNeese State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 7,647enrollment
  • $10,545net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 970-1140SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
Southern University and A & M College
S
Baton Rouge, LA
Southern University and A & M College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 6,693enrollment
  • $13,668net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 930-1090SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.01*Avg GPA
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
N
Natchitoches, LA
 
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 11,081enrollment
  • $10,503net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 920-1160SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
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Louisiana College
L
Pineville, LA
Louisiana College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 1,245enrollment
  • $15,572net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA
Loyola University New Orleans
L
New Orleans, LA
Loyola University New Orleans

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 4,261enrollment
  • $24,524net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1240SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Louisiana State University Shreveport
L
Shreveport, LA
Louisiana State University Shreveport

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 7,036enrollment
  • $9,393net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1140SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
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Nicholls State University
N
Thibodaux, LA
 
Nicholls State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 6,453enrollment
  • $11,896net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 870-1090SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA
Grambling State University
G
Grambling, LA
Grambling State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 5,205enrollment
  • $18,427net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 830-1020SAT range
  • 16-19ACT 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
  • $8,342net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
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Capital Area Technical College Baton Rouge Campus
C
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Capital Area Technical College Baton Rouge Campus

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,202enrollment
  • $11,267net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Bossier Parish Community College
B
Bossier City, LA
 
Bossier Parish Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 6,596enrollment
  • $8,771net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA