Louisiana Best Colleges Comparison

View the Louisiana Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Louisiana Statistics

There are 134 colleges in Louisiana - 35 public and 99 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $15,526 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $19,235. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,092 and the average acceptance rate is 70% for Louisiana Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Louisiana. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Louisiana colleges at Louisiana Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Louisiana Statistics
Top 20 colleges in LouisianaAll colleges in Louisiana
Number of Schools20 schools
(14 public, 6 private)
134 schools
(35 public, 99 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,698 (in-state)
$22,776 (out-of-state)
$6,533 (in-state)
$15,526 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,072 (in-state)
$19,162 (out-of-state)
$9,748 (in-state)
$19,235 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$12,485$6,293
Test Scores1,092 SAT, 22 ACT 1,092 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate71.60% 69.59%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)36.75% 41.78%
Population172,068259,105
Undergraduate138,106217,788
Graduate33,96241,317
Graduation Rate47.40%55.08%
Transfer-out Rate13.90%13.79%
Students to Faculty Ratio18.10 to 115.73 to 1

Top Colleges In Louisiana Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Louisiana for academic year 2019-2020. Tulane University of Louisiana ranked top in the Louisiana Best Colleges Comparison and University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $22,776 for undergraduate programs $19,162 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Louisiana is 1,092 and the acceptance rate is 71.60%. The average students to faculty ratio is 18.10 to 1 for top colleges in Louisiana. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Louisiana Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Tulane University of Louisiana
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Private, 4 yearsNew Orleans, LA
$58,852 $29,509 13,92711% 1,420 SAT
32 ACT
8 to 1
2 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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Public, 4 yearsLafayette, LA
$24,086
($10,358)
$9,319 16,45067% 1,105 SAT
23 ACT
19 to 1
3 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
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Public, 4 yearsBaton Rouge, LA
$28,639
($11,962)
$11,784 34,28573% 1,195 SAT
26 ACT
22 to 1
4 Centenary College of Louisiana
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Private, 4 yearsShreveport, LA
$38,060 $30,966 56364% 1,085 SAT
25 ACT
9 to 1
5 Southern University at New Orleans
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Public, 4 yearsNew Orleans, LA
$15,960
($7,059)
$11,562 2,26472% -
17 ACT
17 to 1
6 University of New Orleans
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Public, 4 yearsNew Orleans, LA
$13,908
($9,072)
$8,095 8,37583% 1,135 SAT
21 ACT
20 to 1
7 University of Louisiana at Monroe
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Public, 4 yearsMonroe, LA
$21,170
($9,070)
$9,591 8,88878% 1,060 SAT
22 ACT
18 to 1
8 Loyola University New Orleans
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Private, 4 yearsNew Orleans, LA
$42,030 $28,497 4,49772% 1,145 SAT
24 ACT
13 to 1
9 Louisiana State University-Shreveport
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Public, 4 yearsShreveport, LA
$20,314
($7,160)
$8,971 9,95583% 1,080 SAT
23 ACT
28 to 1
10 McNeese State University
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Public, 4 yearsLake Charles, LA
$16,420
($8,382)
$6,283 7,28463% 1,145 SAT
23 ACT
21 to 1
11 Northwestern State University of Louisiana
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Public, 4 yearsNatchitoches, LA
$19,460
($8,672)
$7,774 11,44795% 1,054 SAT
20 ACT
19 to 1
12 Louisiana College
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Private, 4 yearsPineville, LA
$17,500 $13,258 1,15371% 1,030 SAT
21 ACT
11 to 1
13 Southern University and A & M College
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Public, 4 yearsBaton Rouge, LA
$16,720
($9,340)
$7,071 6,91743% 947 SAT
18 ACT
22 to 1
14 Louisiana Tech University
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Public, 4 yearsRuston, LA
$16,807
($10,065)
$9,148 11,12664% 1,165 SAT
25 ACT
23 to 1
15 Nicholls State University
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Public, 4 yearsThibodaux, LA
$9,039
($7,946)
$7,369 6,76993% 1,080 SAT
22 ACT
19 to 1
16 Southeastern Louisiana University
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Public, 4 yearsHammond, LA
$20,767
($8,289)
$7,295 14,42697% -
22 ACT
20 to 1
17 Grambling State University
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Public, 4 yearsGrambling, LA
$16,658
($7,635)
$7,381 5,43893% 930 SAT
17 ACT
30 to 1
18 Xavier University of Louisiana
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Private, 4 yearsNew Orleans, LA
$25,822 $15,476 3,38381% 1,075 SAT
23 ACT
13 to 1
19 Louisiana State University-Alexandria
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Public, 4 yearsAlexandria, LA
$14,024
($6,758)
$5,829 3,70664% 970 SAT
20 ACT
16 to 1
20 Dillard University
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Private, 4 yearsNew Orleans, LA
$19,281 $14,519 1,21565% 1,030 SAT
20 ACT
14 to 1
Average$22,776
($8,698)
$12,485 172,06871.60% 1,092 SAT
22.2000 ACT
18.10 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020