2018 Best HBCU Schools in AmericaAbout this List

The 2018 Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. The top-ranked HBCU schools are not only leading academic institutions but also offer an exceptional student experience. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Xavier University of Louisiana

    • 4 Year
    • New Orleans, LA
    • 1,075
    2 Best HBCU Schools in America

    College Senior: Xavier University of Louisiana was almost the perfect fit for me. I came to the right school based off divine guidance, and it has honestly been a wonderful experience. My school is renown for the sciences, most specifically, biology and chemistry. However, my major is public health. It is wonderful. I love the professors, the coursework, and the overall experience. There are many opportunities available to study abroad and do domestic exchange programs. I have taken Mandarin Chinese, and my school has it own Confucius Institute which is one of few in this country, let alone at an HBCU. I have also done an internship in Cameroon, Africa. One of the beauties about my university is the sense of community, especially in close-knit circles such as campus ministries. You build a family of friends and acquaintances throughout your matriculation at Xavier. Every semester, for campus ministries, there is a retreat that campus ministries does. Each time it is different, but every time it changes lives, builds a sense of community, and provides rest and healing to students. Each university has its own experience, but my university has an experience you will remember for your betterment. Of course there are highs and lows, but it is definitely worth the experience. Do your best to perform well before you get here, it will benefit you. It's ok to take your time, perhaps the first semester, and take general education courses as you find your major and passion. Your faith will be perhaps one of your biggest resources use it!
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    • B+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 62% Acceptance Rate
    • $17,430 Net Price
    • 890-1110 SAT Range
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2018 Best HBCU Schools in America