Top Rated Louisiana Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Louisiana for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Louisiana as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the best public college in Louisiana is Louisiana State University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


13 results

Louisiana State University
L
Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 34,285enrollment
  • $20,352net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.55Estimated Avg GPA
Louisiana Tech University
L
Ruston, LA
Louisiana Tech University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Value 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

#3 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 16,450enrollment
  • $12,706net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT 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

  • 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

#5 Best Public Universities 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

#6 Best Public Universities 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

#7 Best Public Universities 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

#8 Best Public Universities 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

#9 Best Public Universities 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

#10 Best Public Universities 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

#11 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 11,447enrollment
  • $12,938net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 978-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT 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

#12 Best Public Universities 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

#13 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 5,438enrollment
  • $16,384net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 860-1000SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.01Avg GPA