Louisiana, famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations and passionate musicians, is also known for its wide variety of higher education institutions. These include large universities like Tulane and Loyola University New Orleans, as well as some small liberal arts colleges. Many of the colleges are located in big cities in Louisiana, but smaller towns throughout the state are also home to these schools.
Centenary College of Louisiana, located in Shreveport, LA, is one of only 16 schools that belong to the Associated Colleges of the South. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is moderately selective. Though there are only about 800 total undergraduate and graduate students, the school offers 20 majors and 9 minors, and requires most students to live on campus through their senior year. Nearly every student who applies for financial aid can expect to receive some sort of assistance.
Dillard University is a historically black liberal arts school in New Orleans, LA. It has a very high acceptance rate, and is affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist church. The school has about 1,200 students on its gated 55-acre suburban campus. The Greek Life system at Dillard includes about 40 percent of women and 25 percent of men. The cost of this school is relatively low, though financial aid is still available.