The University of Louisiana is one of the best colleges in the nation and the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  UL is on The Princeton Review list of the best 376 institutions in the country, and one of the 135 in the "Best in the Southeast" list posted August 1, 2011 on

In addition to UL, Louisiana colleges named to the two lists include Centenary, LSU-Baton Rouge, Loyola, Tulane, UNO, and Xavier.

The 376 best national colleges can be viewed at The 135 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Southeast" designations can be viewed here.  The twelve states included in the list are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Princeton Review also designated 220 colleges in the Northeast, 153 in the Midwest, and 121 in the West as best in their locales on the company’s "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 629 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.

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