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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2018

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading our 2018 ranking as the best college in is Tulane University of Louisiana.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Tulane University of Louisiana 78 70 1,754
2 Centenary College of Louisiana 493 651 602
3 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 268 1,010 545
4 Louisiana Tech University 391 621 906
5 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 452 319 1,175
6 Xavier University of Louisiana 725 599 690
7 University of New Orleans 304 536 1,264
8 Loyola University New Orleans 269 773 1,751
9 University of Louisiana Monroe 112 1,011 1,371
10 Louisiana State University Alexandria 680 105 1,636
11 Northwestern State University of Louisiana 755 598 1,288
12 McNeese State University 724 652 1,287
13 Dillard University 924 147 1,535
14 Nicholls State University 591 1,209 1,265
15 Grambling State University 1,132 220 1,493
16 Our Lady of the Lake College 1,379 389 1,372
17 Louisiana College 925 889 1,421
18 Southern University and A & M College 795 1,476 1,591
19 Louisiana State University Shreveport 834 1,335 1,473
20 Southern University at New Orleans 1,382 21 1,753
21 Our Lady of Holy Cross College 1,378 155 1,752
22 Southeastern Louisiana University 1,381 1,297 1,373
23 Herzing University Kenner 1,829 1,471 1,839

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.