Tuition & Fees

$9,645

$18,558

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
45%
400-499
28%
300-399
27%
700-800
17%
600-699
17%
500-599
32%
400-499
17%
300-399
17%
30-36
21%
24-29
40%
18-23
36%
12-17
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
40%
12-17
7%
30-36
15%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

25

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,508
Declined + 2,444
Total Received 6,952
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Public

10,809

undergraduate students

1,505

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 12,314
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAECY National Association for the Education of Young Children
•  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 60 miles from Shreveport; instructional locations 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
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
62%
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
20%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
45%
400-499
28%
300-399
27%
700-800
17%
600-699
17%
500-599
32%
400-499
17%
300-399
17%
30-36
21%
24-29
40%
18-23
36%
12-17
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
40%
12-17
7%
30-36
15%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
1%

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

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,508
Declined + 2,444
Total Received 6,952

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
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

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,360

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,255
Room & board $8,529
Additional fees $390
Books & supplies $1,389
Total $19,563
Average Financial Aid - $11,360
Total with Avg. Aid $8,203

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,384,119
State $10,579,487
Institutional $7,332,530
Other external $894,060
Total $29,190,196

Non-need-based

Federal $27,785
State $8,193,054
Institutional $9,288,735
Other external $1,267,240
Total $18,776,814
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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
Chemistry
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
Education Leadership
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
General Studies
Geographic Information Science
Graphic Design
Health Informatics
Health Informatics/Information Management
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
Special Education/Visually Impaired
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
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

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

12,314

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

10,809
students

Female
48%
5,192

Male
52%
5,617

12%

1,505
students

Female
63%
946

Male
37%
559

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

8,112
students

Female
46%
3,706

Male
54%
4,406

25%

2,697
students

Female
56%
1,486

Male
44%
1,211

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Student Break-down

1%
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
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

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
  • 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

2%

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 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 64
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
China
India
Mexico
Nepal
Saudia Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jay Ligon
Director of International Students
318 257-4321
ligon@latech.edu

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