2017 Best Colleges in Louisiana

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    Tulane University

    • New Orleans, LA
    • 1,422 reviews
    College Sophomore:I have loved going to school at Tulane University. It has allowed me to become a part of many different cultures due to the range of different types of students that attend. I have learned how to love people despite their differences. Most of the people that I go to school with are different than me, so I have learned about others. By being around people that are different from myself, I have also learned about myself.
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    Louisiana State University

    • Baton Rouge, LA
    • 2,881 reviews
    College Senior:LSU has provided me with so much more than just your "typical" college experience. My classes have been challenging, and my professors have always expected the highest quality of work from me and my peers. I would more than recommend this beloved school to anyone willing to listen. Take it from me, whose graduating class consisted of only 21 girls, LSU has become a home away from home. However, I am becoming increasingly aware of how quickly my time at LSU has come and gone. Make the most of it while you can! Geaux Tigers. Forever LSU.
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    Loyola University New Orleans

    • New Orleans, LA
    • 847 reviews
    College Sophomore:Attending Loyola University goes beyond the typical college experience. The campus is cozy and busy and the city is vibrant. It's a destination college.
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    University of Louisiana - Lafayette

    • Lafayette, LA
    • 1,201 reviews
    College Junior:There is a great community involvement in school activities both on and off campus. People on campus are really nice and campus workers are extremely helpful. The campus is beautiful and continually going through changes and updates. The students of the university also have a great spirit and pride about being involved in the university

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    Louisiana Tech University

    • Ruston, LA
    • 869 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love Louisiana Tech because it has a wide range of classes and a diverse population. I love that there are also several places to study so that there is a study environment available to suit a student's needs.
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    Xavier University of Louisiana

    • New Orleans, LA
    • 1,053 reviews
    College Sophomore:The freshman weekend was great. I love the feeling, meeting new students, and staff. The only issue was there financial aid office is not proactive, they kept lossing / requesting they same information repeated. Even after I paid to have the dicuments Fedex to the campus VERY frustrating .
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    University of New Orleans

    • New Orleans, LA
    • 615 reviews
    College Junior:The workload can be very intense and stressful, but it is never boring or repetitive. Being an English major is probably one of the most fun majors to be besides an Art major. The professors are amazing. And if you are active in class, your professors recommend you to give readings at events and suggest you for on-campus job opportunities.
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    Centenary College of Louisiana

    • Shreveport, LA
    • 139 reviews
    College Sophomore:Centenary College of Louisiana could not have been a better decision for me. The people are so welcoming and friendly. As a member of the choir I feel as though they are my family. My school is literally like a family. Everyone has seen and talked to everyone on campus at least once. No one is really a stranger.
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    Nicholls State University

    • Thibodaux, LA
    • 505 reviews
    College Junior:The professors at Nicholls State are very friendly, and always ready to help. The 100 level classes are usually be held in auditoriums which means that there might be more students, but the higher level classes will usually have a smaller number of students. This is very helpful especially as you start taking 400 level classes.
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    Louisiana College

    • Pineville, LA
    • 266 reviews
    College Junior:Registration recently became online and there are a few kinks that are still being worked out. Engineering is not available but there is still a variety of options to choose from.
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    Our Lady of the Lake College

    • Baton Rouge, LA
    • 198 reviews
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    McNeese State University

    • Lake Charles, LA
    • 680 reviews
    College Junior:I attend MSU on an online only basis, and if I had to do it over again, I'd do this from the very beginning. I started out at ULL and after 3 semesters, decided that MSU online was a better option for me. However, it is expensive and I wish that the tuition wasn't so high..
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    Southeastern Louisiana University

    • Hammond, LA
    • 921 reviews
    College Freshman:They have a lot of resources at your disposal for your academic success. The school lets you know they are available for you whenever you need it. They have study areas and different learning tools for different students.
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    College Junior:Overall, I think I chose an amazing school. The people here are great, and the advisors help as much as possible even with all of the students that they see.
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    College Junior:I love my school. It is just the right size for me - not too big and not too small. It is extremely easy to get involved on our campus. I love how active all of the student organizations are! The professors are so knowledgable and helpful.
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    College Sophomore:At Northwestern University, the campus is beautiful and the teachers are great, but the other students are what drags that school down. It feels like I am being judged just by walking through the cafeteria. Other than that, my college is definitely challenging but rewarding.
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    Southern University & A&M College

    • Baton Rouge, LA
    • 658 reviews
    College Junior:My school could be better, but our entire campus including the janitors cares for the benefit of each and every student. Therefore I would not change my school or college experience of the past two years.
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    Grambling State University

    • Grambling, LA
    • 695 reviews
    College Sophomore:I'm a Nursing Major at Grambling State University. The nursing program has its pros and con just as any program would but it's smaller classroom environment aids int the understanding and useful class time for the students.
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    Dillard University

    • New Orleans, LA
    • 526 reviews
    College Junior:My favorite experience so far at my school would have to be the environment and the personal relationships you get with your students. My school is unique because of the student and teacher relationship that you can have. My also makes makes my school unique is that because its small you know just about everybody. I would chose my school all over again because i would have the opportunity to make a huge improvement when it comes to different aspect of what i like to do. it would give me a better opportunity to make a fresh start over again.
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    Southern University at New Orleans

    • New Orleans, LA
    • 191 reviews
    College Junior:I don't want to say I have the best time at school because sometimes I isolate myself and I don't usually talk to many people but I do enjoy going to campus going to class it's just very difficult at times because I have anxiety around people that I don't know so it does freak me out a lot as well.
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