McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

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Tuition & Fees

$8,382

$16,420

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
530
75th
620
25th
520
75th
26
25th
20
75th
24
25th
19
75th
25
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

21

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,213
Declined 1,283
Total Received 3,496
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Public

7,356

undergraduate students

778

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 8,134
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 Setting: Small-medium city

McNeese State University
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA
70609

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
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
20%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
530
75th
620
25th
520
75th
26
25th
20
75th
24
25th
19
75th
25
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Other application fee ($30 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) August 21
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,213
Declined 1,283
Total Received 3,496

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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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Financial Aid

84%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,283

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,147
Housing $4,350
Food $3,818
Additional fees $3,235
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $17,850
Average Financial Aid - $6,283
Total with Avg. Aid $11,567

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

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Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

rodeo

Club Sports - Women's

rodeo

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Computer Science. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering, General. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
General Studies. yes yes
Health Services Administration. yes
History, General. yes
Legal Assistant/Paralegal. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. yes

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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

8,134

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

7,356
students

Female
60%
4,392

Male
40%
2,964

10%

778
students

Female
73%
570

Male
27%
208

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

5,725
students

Female
59%
3,382

Male
41%
2,343

22%

1,631
students

Female
62%
1,010

Male
38%
621

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 23

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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