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2022 Top Public Universities in Louisiana

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  1. #1 Top Public Universities in Louisiana.

    Louisiana Tech University

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    4 Year,

    RUSTON, LA,

    1052 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The best thing about Louisiana Tech University has been the relationships with the professors. They want to see you excel in your courses and do anything to help aid you in the right direction.....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $11,630,

    SAT Range: 1060-1260,

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  2. #2 Top Public Universities in Louisiana.

    Louisiana State University

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    4 Year,

    BATON ROUGE, LA,

    3443 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Great college! Only reason not giving 5 stars is related to issues due to the pandemic. Classes were 100% online. Instructors are well versed in their professions and encourage critical thinking of....

    Read 3443 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 73%,

    Net Price: $20,352,

    SAT Range: 1090-1300,

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  3. #3 Top Public Universities in Louisiana.

    University of Louisiana - Lafayette

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    4 Year,

    LAFAYETTE, LA,

    1518 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says UL has been a great experience so far. I love campus life as far as the housing, food, student life, organizations, and teaching methods used by professors. I feel strongly supported by my leaders....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $12,706,

    SAT Range: 1000-1210,

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  5. #4 Top Public Universities in Louisiana.

    University of New Orleans

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    4 Year,

    NEW ORLEANS, LA,

    745 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says University of New Orleans, true diversity and and welcoming environment. On top of this university being one of the most iconic in Louisiana, it's also one of the most affordable with generous....

    Read 745 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 83%,

    Net Price: $11,256,

    SAT Range: 1000-1270,

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  6. #5 Top Public Universities in Louisiana.

    Northwestern State University of Louisiana

    4 Year,

    NATCHITOCHES, LA,

    1050 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Northwestern State University is a great institution that is founded upon growth, academics, and community. My college journey began as seeking a college where I could not only thrive academically,....

    Read 1050 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 95%,

    Net Price: $12,938,

    SAT Range: 980-1130,

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  7. #6 Top Public Universities in Louisiana.

    University of Louisiana - Monroe

    4 Year,

    MONROE, LA,

    715 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I absolutely love ULM! The campus and faculty provide such a family-friendly environment that makes this adjustment so much easier! I can tell the teachers really look out for us as students and want....

    Read 715 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $10,134,

    SAT Range: 950-1170,

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  9. #7 Top Public Universities in Louisiana.

    Nicholls State University

    4 Year,

    THIBODAUX, LA,

    620 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says I thoroughly enjoy the classes and the willingness of the professors to help you truly understand the material. The campus has been spending more time on creating space for diversity and inclusivity....

    Read 620 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 93%,

    Net Price: $12,621,

    SAT Range: 990-1170,

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  10. Louisiana State University - Alexandria

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    4 Year,

    ALEXANDRIA, LA,

    189 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says A few of my favorite things about Louisiana State University at Alexandria include the friendly, outgoing staff and workers on campus including professors as well. LSUA is always having student led....

    Read 189 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $7,302,

    SAT Range: 880-1060,

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  11. McNeese State University

    4 Year,

    LAKE CHARLES, LA,

    819 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I have been taking dual enrollment courses at McNeese State University this year, while I was a senior in high school. I have had an amazing experience! My professors have been so helpful when....

    Read 819 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $9,721,

    SAT Range: 1050-1240,

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  12. Southeastern Louisiana University

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    4 Year,

    HAMMOND, LA,

    1229 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Southeastern Louisiana University is a friendly, safe, and big environment that offers lots of opportunities for their students and wants them to succeed! I have been very fortunate to find great....

    Read 1229 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 90%,

    Net Price: $12,206,

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  13. Louisiana State University - Shreveport

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    4 Year,

    SHREVEPORT, LA,

    427 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Awesome enrollment process! Informative advisors, diverse school organizations, and equality. Graduate programs are top tier and most importantly affordable to professionals seeking advanced....

    Read 427 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 83%,

    Net Price: $8,676,

    SAT Range: 1000-1180,

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  14. Southern University & A&M College

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    4 Year,

    BATON ROUGE, LA,

    859 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Hello, my name is Joshua Douglas going into my 5th year senior year starting this fall. I love Southern University as a school in its entirety, they culture is amazing. I am from Baton Rouge and the....

    Read 859 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 44%,

    Net Price: $16,518,

    SAT Range: 850-1050,

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  15. Grambling State University

    4 Year,

    GRAMBLING, LA,

    804 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says It feels like another home in all honestly, the people I’ve met there are very vibrant. The cost of tuition isn’t as expensive as other colleges also. I would love to graduate from Grambling, I....

    Read 804 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Acceptance Rate: 93%,

    Net Price: $16,384,

    SAT Range: 860-1000,

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  16. Southern University at New Orleans

    4 Year,

    NEW ORLEANS, LA,

    228 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Southern University (SUNO) has some of the most amazing professors. They are very welcoming and are willing to help and keep in contact without asking, which makes a person feel really special..

    Read 228 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $11,500,

    SAT Range: 605-870,

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  17. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans

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    4 Year,

    NEW ORLEANS, LA,

    69 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says So far my experience at LSU Health Science Center has been fairly good! I have had great instructors and teachers that have made sure we have the very best education. The only thing I do not care for....

    Read 69 reviews.

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  18. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport

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    4 Year,

    SHREVEPORT, LA,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Recent Alumnus says ULL is the only school I know of where education and culture go hand-in-hand. It was an experience like no other being able to attend a university that not only incorporated local flare in the....

    Read 9 reviews.

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  19. Northwestern State University of Louisiana Online Learning

    4 Year,

    NATCHITOCHES, LA,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says So far I really enjoy the encouragement from the professors. Even though I am an online student, the professors make a great effort to make themselves available for questions. I especially enjoy when....

    Read 1 reviews.

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  20. University of Louisiana - Lafayette Online

    4 Year,

    LAFAYETTE, LA,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Great university to attend! Administration is very helpful and want to see students succeed. Tuition could be cheaper and fixed but college is still affordable. Students and professors are....

    Read 3 reviews.

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