Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

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Tuition & Fees

$10,065

$16,807

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
530
75th
630
25th
530
75th
29
25th
21
75th
26
25th
20
75th
28
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

22

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,505
Declined 2,582
Total Received 7,087
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Public

11,268

undergraduate students

1,500

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 12,768
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

Louisiana Tech University
305 Wisteria Street
Ruston, LA
71272

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
13%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
530
75th
630
25th
530
75th
29
25th
21
75th
26
25th
20
75th
28
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 5
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,505
Declined 2,582
Total Received 7,087

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,148

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,401
Room $3,000
Board $4,290
Additional fees $3,664
Books & supplies $1,242
Total $18,597
Average Financial Aid - $9,148
Total with Avg. Aid $9,449
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 318 257-2641
F: 318 257-2628
techaid@latech.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, bass fishing, cheerleading, cycling, equestrian sports, futbol, karate, karate-do shotkai, motocross, power lifting, roller hockey, running, swimming, wakeboarding

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (Division I, Football I-A)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Agricultural Business and Management, General.
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.
Animal Sciences, General.
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management.
Architecture and Related Services, Other.
Architecture.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician.
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Forestry, General.
General Studies.
Geography, Other.
Graphic Design.
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Interior Architecture.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Organizational Leadership.
Photography.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Sociology, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Systems Engineering.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Biology
  3. Computer Science

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

12,768

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

11,268
students

Female
48%
5,407

Male
52%
5,861

12%

1,500
students

Female
57%
852

Male
43%
648

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

7,313
students

Female
46%
3,313

Male
54%
4,000

36%

3,955
students

Female
53%
2,094

Male
47%
1,861

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.20
College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

120

quarter hours

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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
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
India
Nepal
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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