To identify the Best Colleges in Louisiana for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Louisiana anywhere.

Louisiana has more than 150 colleges and universities to choose from. The University of Louisiana System includes eight public universities located throughout the state. Top ranked University of Louisiana, Lafayette has the best reputation. Louisiana Tech University, Nicholls State University and McNeese State University should not be overlooked either.

Other top Southeastern colleges in Louisiana include Centenary College of Louisiana, Louisiana State University, Shreveport and Xavier University of Louisiana. US News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Colleges ranks the selective Tulane University as a top private school and it’s one of the few non-sectarian private colleges in Louisiana.

Beyond 4-year universities, the state is home to a variety of technology and medical-focused career colleges aimed at preparing students to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Regional Information about Louisiana

Regional Information About Louisiana
Major Cities: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette.
Attractions: Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise, Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans. New Orleans French Quarter Segway Tour.
Cost of Living: Best Places Louisiana Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Tulane University, Louisiana State University, Loyola University New Orleans.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Louisiana takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Tulane University
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  2. Louisiana State University
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  3. Loyola University New Orleans
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  4. Louisiana Tech University
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  5. University of Louisiana - Lafayette
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  6. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
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  7. Xavier University of Louisiana
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  8. University of Louisiana - Monroe
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  9. University of New Orleans
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  10. Northwestern State University of Louisiana
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  11. Nicholls State University
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  12. Southeastern Louisiana University
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  13. McNeese State University
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  14. Louisiana State University of Alexandria
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  15. Louisiana College
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  16. Louisiana State University - Shreveport
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  17. Dillard University
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  18. Grambling State University
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  19. Southern University at New Orleans
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  20. Southern University & A&M College
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