McNeese State University is a public institution in Lake Charles, Louisiana, that provides a liberal arts education. McNeese is one of the only schools in the nation with a business school accredited by the AACS of Business International and the campus also houses the Southwest Louisiana Chamber of Commerce in the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic (SEED) Center. Bulber Auditorium, one of the three original buildings erected in the 1940s, is on the National Register of Historic Places for its striking Art Deco styling. One of McNeese’s most unique offerings is the Center for Advancement of Meat Processing and Production and three working farms for its agriculture and related sciences programs.
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Some departments are a little unorganized. Some professors are very indirect and unhelpful. In its entirety, though, the school is a fine institution in a good location.
Peyton from Jennings, LA
McNeese State University is everything I thought it would be. The professors and classes are amazing. I feel at home here because it is very personable.
McNeese State University is a wonderful and affordable school for anyone searching to further their education. It really is excellence with a personal touch. The school has much to offer for students that are planning to enroll.
Megan from Lake Charles, LA
Jennifer from Lake Charles, LA
mcneese has great professors that get to know their students.
mcneese has a fonominal greek life and on campus activities.
mcneese is a smaller campus and it is easy to get to a student's class.