Best Louisiana Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Louisiana for 2022

There are 60 colleges and universities in Louisiana enrolling 246,161 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, Xavier University of Louisiana, Our Lady of the Lake College and Louisiana Tech University. 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

2 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 34,285enrollment
  • $20,352net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.55Estimated Avg GPA
Xavier University of Louisiana
X
HBCU
New Orleans, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 3,383enrollment
  • $19,066net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1150SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.73Avg 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

  • 1,366enrollment
  • $14,531net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA
Louisiana Tech University
L
Ruston, LA
Louisiana Tech University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 11,126enrollment
  • $11,630net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
L
Lafayette, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 16,450enrollment
  • $12,706net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Louisiana College
L
Pineville, LA
Louisiana College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 1,153enrollment
  • $14,625net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.25Avg Weighted GPA
University of New Orleans
N
New Orleans, LA
University of New Orleans

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 8,375enrollment
  • $11,256net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1270SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
McNeese State University
M
Lake Charles, LA
McNeese State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 7,284enrollment
  • $9,721net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.36Estimated Avg GPA
University of Louisiana Monroe
L
Monroe, LA
 
University of Louisiana Monroe

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 8,888enrollment
  • $10,134net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Nicholls State University
N
Thibodaux, LA
 
Nicholls State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 6,769enrollment
  • $12,621net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Louisiana State University Shreveport
L
Shreveport, LA
Louisiana State University Shreveport

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 9,955enrollment
  • $8,676net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.25Estimated Avg GPA
Southeastern Louisiana University
S
Hammond, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 14,426enrollment
  • $12,206net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
Louisiana State University Alexandria
L
Alexandria, LA
Louisiana State University Alexandria

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 3,706enrollment
  • $7,302net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 880-1060SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
N
Natchitoches, LA
 
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 11,447enrollment
  • $12,938net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 978-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Dillard University
D
HBCU
New Orleans, LA
Dillard University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 1,215enrollment
  • $19,016net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.24Avg 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

  • 6,917enrollment
  • $16,518net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 850-1043SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Grambling State University
G
HBCU
Grambling, LA
Grambling State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 5,438enrollment
  • $16,384net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 860-1000SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.01Avg GPA
Central Louisiana Technical College Alexandria Campus
C
Alexandria, LA
 
Central Louisiana Technical College Alexandria Campus

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,192enrollment
  • $6,837net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA