Top Rated Louisiana Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Louisiana for 2024

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Louisiana as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2024 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 Value in Louisiana

  • 37,348enrollment
  • $21,296net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Louisiana Tech University
L
Ruston, LA

Louisiana Tech University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 10,839enrollment
  • $12,243net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1088-1280SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

University of Louisiana Monroe
L
Monroe, LA
 

University of Louisiana Monroe

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 8,398enrollment
  • $11,353net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1085-1320SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
L
Lafayette, LA

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 15,219enrollment
  • $13,036net price
  • 75%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

#5 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 7,111enrollment
  • $11,508net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 930-1190SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

McNeese State University
M
Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 6,230enrollment
  • $10,154net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.36Estimated Avg GPA

Nicholls State University
N
Thibodaux, LA
 

Nicholls State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 5,883enrollment
  • $12,365net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 938-1130SAT 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

  • 8,721enrollment
  • $7,587net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1140SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA

Louisiana State University Alexandria
L
Alexandria, LA

Louisiana State University Alexandria

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 4,289enrollment
  • $7,274net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 910-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA

Southeastern Louisiana University
S
Hammond, LA

Southeastern Louisiana University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

  • 13,465enrollment
  • $12,291net 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

  • 9,389enrollment
  • $14,238net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 955-1135SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg 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

  • 7,320enrollment
  • $16,959net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT 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

  • 5,058enrollment
  • $15,796net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 840-990SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.01Avg GPA