Tuition & Fees

$7,400

$18,400

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
53%
12-17
16%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
55%
12-17
7%
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
64%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,044
Declined + 1,116
Total Received 3,160
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Public

6,961

undergraduate students

665

graduate students

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School Facts

McNeese State University 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 and Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Professions, and Science and Agriculture, and 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 7,626
Established in 1939
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  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)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Lake Charles, LA

98-acre campus in Lake Charles (population: 74,889), 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
18%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
53%
12-17
16%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
55%
12-17
7%
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
64%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
($30 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 23
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

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,044
Declined + 1,116
Total Received 3,160

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

Kourtney Istre
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 $7,400
Room & board $8,000
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $16,600

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
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
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
Paralegal Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Radiologic Sciences
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Sociology
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Undergraduate

91%

6,961
students

Female
60%
4,144

Male
40%
2,817

Graduate

9%

665
students

Female
69%
459

Male
31%
206

undergraduateFull-time

78%

5,468
students

Female
59%
3,213

Male
41%
2,255

undergraduatePart-time

22%

1,493
students

Female
63%
931

Male
37%
562

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

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 23

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

  • Study skills

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

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

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 49
Countries most often represented China
Nepal
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants 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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