Top Math Schools in Louisiana

By | April 19, 2019

Offers latest ranking of top schools for mathematics in Louisiana. You can learn what the top-ranked math colleges and universities are in Louisiana, and compare the best math colleges on TopSchoolsintheUSA.com. Search the top graduate schools in math, view school profiles, and contact information for all 4 mathematics colleges in Louisiana. Also check bridgat for a full list of graduate schools in the state of Louisiana.

Top Math Schools in Louisiana

School Rank Graduate Mathematics
1 Tulane University
Mathematics Department
Address: 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
Admissions Phone: (504) 865-5727
Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Admissions Website: http://www.math.tulane.edu
2 Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge
Department of Mathematics
Address: 303 Lockett Hall , Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4918
Admissions Phone: (225) 578-1665
Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Admissions Website: https://www.math.lsu.edu/dept/grad
3 Louisiana Tech University
College of Engineering and Science
Address: PO Box 3178, Ruston, LA 71272
Admissions Phone: (318) 257-3301
Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Admissions Website: http://www.latech.edu
4 University of Louisiana–Lafayette
Mathematics Department
Address: 217 Maxim D. Doucet Hall , Lafayette, LA 70504-1010
Admissions Phone: (337) 482-6702
Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Admissions Website: http://www.louisiana.edu

Population of Louisiana

About 4,600,000 people live in the state of Louisiana (twenty-fifth in terms of population among US states. The average population density in the “Pelican State” is about 41 people per km 2 (twenty-fourth place in the USA).

The largest city in the state is New Orleans with over 360,000 people. Louisiana’s other major cities are the state capital Baton Rouge (about 230,000 people), Shreveport (about 220,000 people), Metheiry (about 140,000 people), and Lafayette (over 120,000 people). Louisiana’s largest urban clusters have grown around these cities: about 1,200,000 residents live in the New Orleans-Meteyri agglomeration (forty-sixth place in the list of US metropolitan areas), more than 800,000 residents in the Baton Rouge area, and about 400,000 residents in Shreveport) and Lafayette – about 280,000 residents).

Interestingly, Louisiana is divided into “parishes” (parishes), in contrast to the rest (except Alaska) of the US states, which are divided into “districts” (counties).

The racial makeup of Louisiana is:

  • Whites – 62.6%
  • Black – 32.0%
  • Asians – 1.5%
  • Native Americans (Indians or Eskimos of Alaska) – 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian or Oceanian – less than 0.1%
  • Other races – 1.5%
  • Two or more races – 1.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – 4.2%

Louisiana ranks second (after Mississippi) in the United States in terms of the number of black residents relative to the population.

The largest ethnic (national) groups among the population of the state of Louisiana:

  • French – 15.1%
  • Germans – 8.7%
  • Irish – 8.1%
  • English – 6.7%

A characteristic feature of Louisiana is the presence of unique ethnic groups – Cajuns and Creoles. Cajuns (Cajuns) are the descendants of ethnic Frenchmen expelled by the British from Canada in the 18th century after the end of the French and Indian War. In Louisiana, the Cajuns developed a peculiar dialect of the French language and a distinctive culture. Creoles in colonial times were the descendants of white men and black (or mixed race) women. The Creoles, like the Cajuns, developed their own unique language and culture and played a significant role in the history of Louisiana.

Louisiana’s largest populations by religion:

  • Christians – about 90%, including:
    • Protestants – about 60%, including:
      • Baptists – about 20%
      • Methodists – about 4%
    • Catholics – about 28%
    • Jehovah’s Witnesses – about 1%
  • Muslims – about 1%
  • Buddhists – about 1%
  • Atheists – about 8%

Among the residents of Louisiana (as well as other states of the US South), the percentage of believers is very high. Traditionally, there are a lot of adherents of the Catholic Church here, which is due to historical reasons (the French and Spaniards who colonized this region were Catholics).