Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA, USA
3.76 Average Rating

Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University is a 4-year public school in northern Louisiana. Louisiana Tech is home to five colleges of Liberal Arts, Applied & Natural Sciences, Business, Education, and Engineering conferring undergraduate degrees. Additionally, all new students are required to take a First Year Experience 100-level course to ease the transition to college. The Tech campus is noteworthy for its Lady of the Mist fountain located on the quadrangle as a welcome to all students and visitors. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
98%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1105
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
12,839
Total Number of Undergrads
11,328
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
32%
40-99 Students
16%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
26:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$10,683
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,340
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,072
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,480
Books and Supplies
$1251

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,341
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,433
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,081

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
42%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,454
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,681
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$209
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
36
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
15%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulldogs/Lady Techsters
School Colors
Red/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Conference USA

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Monroe
Shreveport
Dallas
Houston
Baton Rouge
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
Louisiana Tech has a close-knit family feel. The class sizes are small and you will never walk across campus without seeing someone you know. The community is also very involved.
Kelsey from TX
Tech is a great school! My professors are great and so are the classes. I really feel like I am at home here!
Ryan from Vivian, LA
I give Louisiana Tech a 5-star rating!!! The teachers and students here are wonderful. There is a lot of diversity here, and there is always something to do!!!
Kirsten from Ruston, LA
Louisiana Tech University is a nationally recognized college in the United States with high educational standards that are never lowered. As a Tier 1 national university, it provides a good learning environment with excellent student to teacher relationships. It is the highest ranked university in the state of Louisiana in average starting salary for graduates.
Captain Bulldawg
LA Tech is full of Southern hospitality for all races, genders, and sexes alike. The art program is complete with a wide-range of fully competent and cool teachers. Quarters are a nice change from semesters.
Jamecia from Monroe, LA
Louisiana Tech University is a great up and coming university. Over the past few years, its professors and colleges have gained countless recognition. If you are an engineer, business major, or want to be a teach, then Louisiana Tech is definitely for you.
Terry from Converse, LA