McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
62%
Acceptance Rate
3,300
Students Applied
70%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
489
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
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
US States Represented
37
Countries Represented
54
92%
Submitting ACT
11%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1124
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
540
75th
660
Reading
25th
480
75th
560
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
34%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
259
$30k - $48k
115
$48k - $75k
113
$75k - $110k
83
$110k+
114

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@mcneese.edu
Admissions Telephone: 337-475-5504
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
Anyone who is considering McNeese, you have found a place that you wouldn't call school, but you would call home. McNeese has the small town feel in the city world. Most students and teachers get to know one another because of the low student to teacher ratio, and also because the teachers are so nice, helpful, and personal. Also, get involved on campus. It is a great way to meet people and make lifetime friends.
Matthew from Lake Charles, LA
The professors may seem intimidating at the beginning of the year, but they are only trying to get rid of the students who will not take the course seriously. That being said, this is college. And while most professors are more than willing to help you out, you will not be spoon fed the answers. 1) READ THE BOOK, you have to buy/rent it for a reason. And I would recommend renting your books. Most of them you will not need after the course, so Textbook Rental has great deals. 2) GO TO CLASS. Not only will going to class guarantee that you are familiar, and perhaps understand, the current chapter, the professor will be able to see your face and realize you are serious about the class. THAT being said, try to become familiar with your teachers and make a good impression (not texting, loudly talking in class). Professors are more willing to help someone that they know who is genuinely trying in their class. 3)ASK FOR HELP. If you are having trouble with anything, find out the professor's office hours, and swing on by. They give you their office hours for a reason. They will help you, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK. 4) STUDY. STUDY. STUDY. Make use of the library, and try to read a chapter, or few pages every night. This is college, and the biggest component is studying. Being over prepared for a class will not hurt you. Better safe than sorry.
Jordan from Lake Charles, LA
It is important to schedule classes around times that you will be able to attend regularly and on time. If youre not a morning person, then schedule classes in the afternoon. Its ok to have gaps in between classes, and your advisors are always willing to listen to you in case you have any questions about the school . Dont be afraid to ask questions.
Tiffany from Lake Charles, LA
I recommend going to ratemyprofessor.com and asking older students about professors before registering. Getting the best teacher available will help greatly
Miller
This is a great college for anyone. The professors are very friendly as well as the students. Classes are challenging but nothing that a new or old college student cannot handle.
Haley
Some good tips for striving to be the best student you can be are very helpful. One great tip to keep in mind is learn to adjust to campus life. There is no one watching you and telling you how to study or live. This is a very new thing for many students, and it can either enhance or ruin some.
Megan from Lake Charles, LA
Take it slow but have a goal.
Jennifer from Lake Charles, LA
go greek! join a fraternity or a sorority.
stay involved on campus. you'll always have friends and something to do.
Rebecca from Denham Springs, LA
Make sure to call or visit the campus for any questions because emailing is about as indirect of a response that you will receive. If you wish to aquire information the employees in the enrollment office can and will make any materials necessary available to you.
Peyton from Jennings, LA