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Greater New Orleans, a Destination For Learning

Your Path to the Future Begins in Greater New Orleans

Known for its vibrant culture, family-like hospitality and stunning European architecture, New Orleans is not like other “college towns” – it’s a life-changing place. With 13 colleges and universities and a booming job market, Greater New Orleans is the ultimate destination to carry out your higher education, too.

In addition to highly-ranked academic programs, we bring something totally unique to the table: a rich and eclectic culture you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

NOLA – Not your “Typical” College Town

The way we see it, you can have it all here in the Greater New Orleans region – a well-rounded education preparing you for your career and the type of cultural immersion you’d only experience while studying abroad. Why limit yourself to just one?

Building A Future, Surrounded by the Past

Outside of the classroom lies a city with a rich history waiting to be explored. From New Orleans’ musical legacy of building jazz and hip hop to several centuries worth of trade activity, you don’t have to read about our country’s past – you can see it!

So Many Options Ready and Waiting

No matter the type of campus on your wish list or career you’re studying for, there’s a school ready and waiting. The higher education experience comes in so many packages, and the 13 colleges and universities found here can represent them all.

Student Success Stories

No matter your chosen major, program choices, or hobbies, New Orleans has the people to collaborate and help get you there. You don’t have to take it from us, take it from our student ambassadors.


NOLA is a place to stand out, explore your passions, and join in on notable rankings!