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Tuition & Fees

$6,352

$11,070

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,058
Declined + 676
Total Received 2,734
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1  :  21

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Engineering
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School Facts

McNeese State is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a two-year division of Louisiana State University in 1939, it became a four-year college in 1950. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Science, the Division of General and Basic Studies, and the Dore School of Graduate Studies. Its 98-acre campus is located in Lake Charles, 200 miles west of New Orleans.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,278
Established in 1939
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  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)

Codes

SAT 6403
ACT 1594

Social Networks

Public

7,467

undergraduate students

811

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
35%
400-499
44%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
29%
18-23
65%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Lake Charles, LA

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Lake Charles, LA

98-acre campus in Lake Charles (population: 74,024), 200 miles west of New Orleans and 60 miles east of Beaumont, TX. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Houston, TX (135 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

McNeese State University
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70609

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
35%
400-499
44%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
29%
18-23
65%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 17
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,058
Declined + 676
Total Received 2,734

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Kara Smith
Director of Admissions and Recruiting
P: 800 622-3352, extension 5504
F: 337 475-5978
admissions@mcneese.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,352
Room & board $3,760
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $11,312

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Cowboys/Cowgirls
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Science
Art
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Environmental/Chemical Sciences
Finance
Foreign Languages
General Business Administration
General Studies
Health Systems Management
Health/Human Performance
Health/Physical Education
History
Instructional Technology
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematical Sciences
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Music
Natural Resource Conservation/Management
Nursing
Nutrition/Food Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Paralegal Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Radiologic Sciences
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Teaching
Sociology
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Undergraduate

90%

7,467
students

Female
62%
4,602

Male
38%
2,865

Graduate

10%

811
students

Female
69%
559

Male
31%
252

undergraduateFull-time

78%

5,867
students

Female
61%
3,573

Male
39%
2,294

undergraduatePart-time

22%

1,600
students

Female
65%
1,029

Male
35%
571

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
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

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 17

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

94%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • 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 housing
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Samantha Farraj
Coordinator of International Admissions
337 475-5962
internationaloffice@mcneese.edu

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