Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
65%
Acceptance Rate
6,952
Students Applied
53%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
306
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$20
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
98%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1195
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
430
75th
560
Reading
25th
440
75th
540
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
38%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
25
Top 25%
50
Top 50%
81
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
304
$30k - $48k
186
$48k - $75k
175
$75k - $110k
191
$110k+
172

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: bulldog@latech.edu
Admissions Telephone: 318-257-3036
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
Always talk to upperclassman about which teachers to and not to take; and if you don't know any upperclassman, check out ratemyprofessors.com. I've gone to that website every time I've applied for classes, and it hasn't steered me wrong yet.

Don't spend all of your money on food. Use your declining balance and eat in the caf. The food isn't that bad. It's pretty tolerable actually. You will save a lot of money.

Join clubs. Get involved in something. Make friends. It's so easy to meet new people. Tech puts on all kinds of shows and has so many different clubs. Not making friends is hard to do.
Tiffany from Bossier City, LA
Bring something to do. The closest mall is about 45 minutes away.
Gabrielle from Ruston, LA
Don't let the older buildings and smaller town fool you, I did pass judgment on the school based on its looks when I first toured the campus. They are refurbishing and doing a lot of improvements around campus in the upcoming years, it's slowly but surely becoming more aesthetically pleasing.
Kasie from Schertz, TX
Set up a personal tour and meeting with administration. It is very helpful and gives you insight into the financial end of things as well as academics. Make sure to complete your student FAFSA considering this is how Louisiana Tech gives out incoming student financial aid. There are also private scholarships that you can apply for! Go visit Ruston and the campus; both are lovely!
Kelsey from TX
Get involved! Go out and find where you fit in best.
Ryan from Vivian, LA
I would advise any one who goes to Tech to join at least one organization to have a better college experience and social life. Students should also have a happy medium between studying and play time.
Whitney from Shreveport, LA
Don't be afraid to get involved. Tech has many clubs and organizations to join, plus there is always something going on for students to get involved in. Also take advantage of Freshman Orientation. This is a great opportunity to get to know campus, the people around you, and even get involved in an organization.
Kirsten from Ruston, LA
If I was looking at colleges to apply to, I would definitely do multiple campus visits/tours. This allows you to have a better picture of what life as a student could be like. Any questions you have about a certain department or student life in general will be answered right away since you are there in person.
Captain Bulldawg
Do not jump the gun on the amount of hours you take. For starters, just take the minimum so you can feel out your major, balance classes, etc. Ask about anything you feel is necessary. RA's are on every floor, every adviser is there for you, and if you prefer to, you can email departments all around campus for questions or concerns.
Jamecia from Monroe, LA
If you are looking at Tech as a prospective college, then don't hesitate to contact admissions or the college that you fill you will be in. I can't remember how many emails that I sent to the admissions office. They are just so friendly and will do everything in their power to help you. Tech is located in Ruston which is pretty small, but it gives you that sense of being at home. One of the things you will hear alot if you attend Louisiana Tech is that we are a family. Dr. Dan Reneau, president, likes to stress that.
Terry from Converse, LA