McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

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Tuition & Fees

$8,102

$16,140

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

NA%

male

NA%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,899
Declined 453
Total Received 2,352
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Public

5,795

undergraduate students

1,854

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 7,649
Established in 1939
Coeducational Coeducational

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98-acre campus in Lake Charles (population: 77,117), 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.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lake Charles Regional Airport

McNeese State University
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles
70609

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • International Students Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Fling
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • 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
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

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) 3.5

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,899
Declined 453
Total Received 2,352

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 52
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,147
Room & board $8,624
Additional fees $2,955
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $1,970
Total $19,996

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural Sports Men

Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agriculture, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
General Studies
Health Services Administration
History, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music Performance, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

7,649

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

5,795
students

Female
0%
0

Male
0%
0

100%

7,649
students

Female
60%
4,625

Male
40%
3,024

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Not reported

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
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

317

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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