Tuition & Fees

$5,642

$13,858

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
22

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,072
Declined + 2,306
Total Received 6,378
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Public

10,682

undergraduate students

1,689

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
12%
24-29
43%
18-23
42%
12-17
3%
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School Facts

Louisiana Tech, founded in 1894, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 235-acre campus is located in Ruston, 35 miles west of Monroe.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 12,371
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Ruston, LA

235-acre campus in Ruston (population: 22,287), 35 miles from Monroe and 90 miles from Shreveport; branch campuses at Barksdale Air Force Base and in Bossier City. Served by bus; air serves Shreveport; smaller airport serves Monroe; train serves Jackson, MS (125 miles).

Louisiana Tech University
305 Wisteria Street
Ruston, LA 71272

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
35%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
12%
24-29
43%
18-23
42%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,072
Declined + 2,306
Total Received 6,378

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Joan Marie Edinger
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 800 LATECH1
F: 318 257-2499
bulldog@latech.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,563,615
State $11,070,904
Institutional $4,721,136
Other external $550,518
Total $24,906,173

Non-need-based

Federal $18,239
State $10,410,355
Institutional $6,421,452
Other external $937,767
Total $17,787,813

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Bulldogs/Lady Techsters
School colors
blue and red
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness
Animal Science
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Audiology
Biology
Biology Education
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Education
Business Management/Entrepreneurship
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Communication Design
Computational Analysis/Modeling
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology
Counseling Psychology
Counseling/Guidance
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science Education
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Early Childhood
Engineering
Engineering/Technology Management
English
English Education
Environmental Science
Family/Child Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences
Finance
Forestry
French
French Education
General Studies
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Health Information Administration
Health Information Management
Health Information Technology
Health/Exercise Sciences
Health/Physical Education
Health/Physical Education/Fitness/Wellness
History
Human Resources Management
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Interior Design
Journalism
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Merchandising/Consumer Affairs
Microsystems Engineering
Middle Grades Mathematics/Science
Molecular Science/Nanotechnology
Multiple Levels Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Nanosystems Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Photography
Physics
Physics Education
Political Science
Professional Aviation
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Speech Education
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Speech/Language Pathology
Studio Art
Wildlife Conservation
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Undergraduate

86%

10,682
students

Female
48%
5,128

Male
52%
5,554

Graduate

14%

1,689
students

Female
64%
1,076

Male
36%
613

undergraduateFull-time

69%

7,386
students

Female
44%
3,248

Male
56%
4,138

undergraduatePart-time

31%

3,296
students

Female
58%
1,880

Male
42%
1,416

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 63
Countries most often represented Bolivia
China
Nepal
Nigeria
Saudia Arabia
Sri Lanka
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Dan Erickson
Director of International Students
318 257-4321
daniel@latech.edu

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