The Best Louisiana Colleges

The Best Colleges in Louisiana for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Louisiana as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in Louisiana is Louisiana State University. The top rated public state college is also Louisiana State University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


17 results

Louisiana State University
L
Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 35,912enrollment
  • $20,352net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Xavier University of Louisiana
X
HBCU
New Orleans, LA

Xavier University of Louisiana

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Louisiana

  • 3,604enrollment
  • $19,066net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 990-1150SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

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

  • 1,315enrollment
  • $14,531net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Louisiana Tech University
L
Ruston, LA

Louisiana Tech University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Value Colleges in Louisiana

  • 11,037enrollment
  • $11,630net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
L
Lafayette, LA

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 16,225enrollment
  • $12,706net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1023-1198SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

University of New Orleans
N
New Orleans, LA

University of New Orleans

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 7,953enrollment
  • $11,256net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1280SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Louisiana Monroe
L
Monroe, LA
 

University of Louisiana Monroe

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 8,718enrollment
  • $10,134net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1270SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Louisiana College
L
Pineville, LA

Louisiana College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Louisiana

  • 1,135enrollment
  • $14,625net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Nicholls State University
N
Thibodaux, LA
 

Nicholls State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 6,225enrollment
  • $12,621net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1038-1228SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA

McNeese State University
M
Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 6,454enrollment
  • $9,721net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.36Estimated Avg GPA

Louisiana State University Alexandria
L
Alexandria, LA

Louisiana State University Alexandria

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 3,771enrollment
  • $7,302net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 970-1210SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA

Louisiana State University Shreveport
L
Shreveport, LA

Louisiana State University Shreveport

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 8,881enrollment
  • $8,676net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 870-1070SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA

Southeastern Louisiana University
S
Hammond, LA

Southeastern Louisiana University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 13,456enrollment
  • $12,206net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
N
Natchitoches, LA
 

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 10,735enrollment
  • $12,938net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Dillard University
D
HBCU
New Orleans, LA

Dillard University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Louisiana

  • 1,202enrollment
  • $19,016net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 960-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Southern University and A & M College
S
HBCU
Baton Rouge, LA

Southern University and A & M College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 7,400enrollment
  • $16,518net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 840-1015SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Grambling State University
G
HBCU
Grambling, LA

Grambling State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 5,270enrollment
  • $16,384net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 822-1040SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.01Avg GPA