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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1105
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

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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

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
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
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$12,340
Out-of-State Tuition
$27,072
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,341
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

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
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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
It is my opinion that school is school wherever you go, but it is the people who teach there and attend with you and what the school is about that will either draw you in or repel you. The wee town of Ruston is as cozy as a campfire in December and populated with an administration and people who do not crave the party atmosphere but instead have a blast with what is in front of them, hold onto their morals and standards, and do not wonder what they are labelled as. I will most definitely finish my college education at Lousiana Tech University and continue to advertise it as I do now as a school that teaches like all the others but is full of accepting, fun, and passionate people.
Leah from Shreveport, LA
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