Tuition & Fees

$7,920

$12,920

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
35%
18-23
49%
12-17
14%
30-36
13%
24-29
33%
18-23
46%
12-17
8%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
57%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

21

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,054
Declined + 1,246
Total Received 3,300
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Public

6,965

undergraduate students

673

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 6403
ACT 1594

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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 7,638
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: 76,848), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
35%
18-23
49%
12-17
14%
30-36
13%
24-29
33%
18-23
46%
12-17
8%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
57%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
($30 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 21
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

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,054
Declined + 1,246
Total Received 3,300

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

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,920
Room $1,425
Board $754
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $11,399
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 622-3352, extension 5065
F: 337 475-5068
financialaid@mcneese.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Taina Savoit
Director of Financial Aid
financialaid@mcneese.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Rodeo

Club Sports - Women's

Rodeo

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Athletic Directors

Bruce Hemphill (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Bridget Martin (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Cowboys/Cowgirls
School colors
blue and gold

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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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

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

7,638

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

6,965
students

Female
60%
4,177

Male
40%
2,788

9%

673
students

Female
71%
478

Male
29%
195

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

5,567
students

Female
59%
3,280

Male
41%
2,287

21%

1,398
students

Female
65%
897

Male
35%
501

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

70%

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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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