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The Best Colleges in Louisiana Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Louisiana as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Louisiana 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 the 2019 ranking as the best college in Louisiana is Tulane University of Louisiana.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Louisiana
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Tulane University of Louisiana 52 48 1,745
2 Centenary College of Louisiana 552 569 599
3 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 298 942 542
4 Xavier University of Louisiana 683 623 687
5 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 682 317 1,171
6 University of New Orleans 410 448 1,260
7 Louisiana Tech University 994 663 903
8 McNeese State University 513 570 1,283
9 Loyola University New Orleans 344 775 1,742
10 Louisiana College 324 876 1,415
11 Louisiana State University Alexandria 922 93 1,629
12 Our Lady of the Lake College 1,379 260 1,367
13 Dillard University 1,142 172 1,529
14 University of Louisiana Monroe 1,079 981 1,366
15 Southern University and A & M College 1,174 221 1,584
16 Northwestern State University of Louisiana 955 1,127 1,284
17 Nicholls State University 681 1,466 1,261
18 Southern University at New Orleans 1,382 67 1,744
19 Louisiana State University Shreveport 884 1,252 1,467
20 Our Lady of Holy Cross College 1,378 232 1,743
21 Grambling State University 1,377 197 1,487
22 Southeastern Louisiana University 1,381 1,343 1,368
23 Herzing University Kenner 1,818 1,339 1,829

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.