Tuition & Fees

$6,170

$13,536

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
13%
24-29
44%
18-23
41%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

26

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,567
Declined + 2,660
Total Received 7,227
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Public

11,281

undergraduate students

1,391

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6372
ACT 1588

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 12,672
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: 22,370), 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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
13%
24-29
44%
18-23
41%
12-17
2%

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 4,567
Declined + 2,660
Total Received 7,227

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Trée George
Director of Recruitment & Admissions
P: 800 LATECH1
F: 318 257-2499
bulldog@latech.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Aimee Baxter
Director of Financial Aid
abaxter@latech.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Equestrian Sports

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Athletic Directors

Tommy Mcclelland Ii (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Mary Kay Hungate (women's)
Deputy Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Animal Science
Applied Physics
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art
Audiology
Aviation Management
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Communication
Computational Analysis/Modeling
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology
Counseling Psychology
Counseling/Guidance
Curriculum/Instruction
Cyber Engineering
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Special Education/Mild/Moderate
Engineering
Engineering/Technology Management
English
Environmental Science
Exercise/Health Promotion
Family/Child Studies
Fashion Merchandising/Retail Studies
Finance
Forestry
French
General Studies
Geographic Information Science
Graphic Design
Health Informatics
Health/Physical Education
History
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Instrumentation/Control Systems Engineering Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Health Sciences
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Middle School Education
Modern Languages
Molecular Science/Nanotechnology
Music
Nanosystems Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology
Professional Aviation
Psychology
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Special Education/Mild/Moderate
Secondary Education/Teaching
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Speech Pathology
Studio Art
Sustainable Supply Chain Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Psychology

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
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Other

12,672

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

11,281
students

Female
48%
5,418

Male
52%
5,863

11%

1,391
students

Female
61%
845

Male
39%
546

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

69%

7,850
students

Female
45%
3,462

Male
55%
4,388

31%

3,431
students

Female
58%
1,956

Male
42%
1,475

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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

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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

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
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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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