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Tulane is again the highest ranked private or public university in Louisiana, according to Forbes’ annual rating of the nation’s top colleges.

The Forbes list, released Wednesday, placed Tulane at 147 in its ranking of the 650 best undergraduate colleges in the country. LSU was the next-best Louisiana school at 190.

Topping Forbes’ Best Colleges list was Massachusetts’s Williams College, followed by Stanford University and Swarthmore College.

Other Louisiana colleges to make the top 650 were Louisiana Tech, Centenary College, Loyola, University of New Orleans, University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Southeastern Louisiana University.

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