Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

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Tuition & Fees

$9,645

$18,558

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,602
Declined 2,695
Total Received 7,297
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Public

11,185

undergraduate students

12,121

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 23,306
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational

235-acre campus in Ruston (population: 22,234), 35 miles from Monroe and 60 miles from Shreveport; instructional locations at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport Center, and the Academic Success Center. Served by bus; air serves Shreveport; smaller airport serves Monroe; train serves Jackson, MS (125 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Monroe Regional

Louisiana Tech University
305 Wisteria Street
Ruston, LA
71272

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Association of Women's Studies
  • Union Board

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Fling
  • Little Las Vegas Night
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
80%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.53

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,602
Declined 2,695
Total Received 7,297

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
class rank
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,114
Room & board $6,495
Additional fees $3,531
Books & supplies $1,389
Other fees $2,100
Total $19,629
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Weight lifting

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Racquetball, Softball, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Teacher Education
Animal Sciences, General
Architecture
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Consumer Economics
Dietetics/Dietitian
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Finance, General
Forestry, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Engineering
Interior Architecture
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Plant Sciences, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

23,306

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

48%

11,185
students

Female
48%
5,415

Male
52%
5,770

52%

12,121
students

Female
6%
732

Male
94%
11,389

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

72%

8,147
students

Female
45%
3,651

Male
55%
4,496

28%

3,038
students

Female
59%
1,764

Male
41%
1,274

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228

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • On-campus employer recruitment

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

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