McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA, USA

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McNeese State University
3.68 Average Rating

Matthew from Lake Charles, LA

a current student here
15 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
McNeese has such a broad spectrum of academics to appeal to everyone. You can receive a great education and a great reputation by attending McNeese. 86% of pre-medicine students were accepted into medical schools in 2006, which is a great number.
Am enjoying being here
McNeese offers many student organizations to meet eveyone's needs. Being involved on campus is a great way to meet new people and make a lot of friends, and to also get yourself known throughout the campus. From student clubs and organizations, Greek life, student government, and academics, there is something for everyone.
Bang for the buck
McNeese is one of the most cost-efficient schools throughout the state. It also awards $15 million is scholarships to students annually and accepts TOPS awards.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Great for these types of students
EVERYONE
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Jordan from Lake Charles, LA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
McNeese offers a broad spectrum of courses, appealing to many different types of students. Realizing that there are indeed, many different types of students, most professors are more than willing to help students in any way. The professors are also very knowledgeable, most of them with numerous degrees in numerous fields.
Am enjoying being here
McNeese has a respectively large campus, with something always going on. A variety of organizations offer activities to the entire student body nearly every day. Free lunch is also a regular occurrence throughout the week. The overall air of the campus is a positive and relaxed one, and it makes going to campus all the more enjoyable.
Bang for the buck
Aside from rewarding thousands of dollars in scholarships a year, McNeese offers various activities and privileges exclusively to the current students. Whether you enjoy working out, want to rent out a room in the library to study, need to print something out, would like to attend a sporting event or any event on campus, ALL you have to do is present your student ID, and everything is free.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Great for these types of students
McNeese is a great place for any and every type of student. The people are friendly, and you will make friendships that will last a lifetime, as well as memories. So, if you don't like making friendships and amazing memories, McNeese is not for you.
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Tiffany from Lake Charles, LA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Mcneese University has a broad variety of courses and majors available to students. The professors are very caring and they try their hardest to help students learn as much as possible. They also welcome students on their office hours to ask any questions they may have about a test grade or assignments. Also, professors update their blackboards frequently and will email students promptly if they have any questions or concerns.
Am enjoying being here
I am enjoing being here, i have me a lot of new people and friends. There is always something going on at this campus and most of the time it involves food, that is free. Different organizations may be around doing contests, or sometimes there are job fairs.
Bang for the buck
You definately get bang for the buck here, there are computer labs that are open all throughout the days that let you print anything that you need, and use their computers for as long as neccessary. They also stay open at night in case you need to get some work done. there are study rooms, and many other different facillities that you may use and there are two student unions halls, that students use for socializing and relaxing.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Great for these types of students
Mcneese is great for students who want to be in active in organizations, as well as have good interractions with teachers. There are many different clubs to join, and there is always some type of activity going on. Mcneese has a very upbeat environment and is great for any person who is optimistic about their future.
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Miller

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
McNeese offers what larger schools generally cannot: professors who take the time to assist their students. From my personal experience, the professors at McNeese are more willing to take extra time with their students and more available for questions and concerns. It helps when you are studying for a big test and your professor has set up a study session or a class forum, which the professors often do.
Am enjoying being here
McNeese is big on campus involvement. The student union board has after school activities frequently, that all students are invited to. They host game nights, a mardi gras ball, and lunches throughout the year.
Tips for prospective students
I recommend going to ratemyprofessor.com and asking older students about professors before registering. Getting the best teacher available will help greatly
Great for these types of students
Great for students who want a more personal college experience.
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Haley

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Academic Rigor
Yes, the classes are challenging, but there are ways to avoid stress. Just go to class everyday, pay attention, and study. There you have it.
Dorm Life
Living on campus is great. The dorms are right on the side of campus and very new-looking. They have a very inviting feel to them.
Food and Dining
The food in the cafeteria is different everyday. The lunch ladies are wonderful and very hospitable. There is home-cooked food, as well as, fast food, a salad bar, and dessert. There is also all-day breakfast foods, soft drinks, milk, juice, and flavored water. Everything anyone could ever imagine is there.
What to do for fun
There are on-campus activities everyday. Football games, petting zoos, circuses, open-mic night, back-to-school parties and many other things to do await anyone attending MSU. There are also over 100 clubs to attend. The interests of everyone are accommodated here.
Bang for the buck
All of this fun stuff is going on yet this college is still very affordable. The prices are not sky-high and this college works with anyone having financial issues.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
During the fall semester there is something called amnesty day. Maybe someone did not realize where they were parking or there were simply not enough places to park. Either way, they received a ticket. On amnesty day, that ticket is removed from their record free of charge.
Great for these types of students
Every type of student is welcome here. This is a college that does not discriminate against anyone.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs that people can enter. There are christian clubs, the Student Union Board that puts on many activities on campus, clubs that focus on volunteer work, and a variety of others. How can one choose?!
Greek Life
Although I am not in one, there are sororities and fraternities for every type of student. At orientation, everyone can explore the Greek's endless possibilities and choose the one that is right for them.
Campus Safety
There are campus police here everyday. Even at night, if one is in the parking lot and is scared to walk by themselves in the dark, call the campus police and they will walk you back to the dorm. They are always there if someone needs assistance.
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Megan from Lake Charles, LA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Academic Rigor
Academically, this school is the place a student wants to be when learning. The school's curriculum challenges and even motivates the students. If you want to truly learn, this is the place to pursue knowledge.
Dorm Life
The dorm life is a great start for those who are younger and not yet financially stable. The only thing for students to consider is adjusting to a new and independent lifestyle.
Food and Dining
The food here at McNeese State University is outstanding. There is just about anything a student or even a guest could want on campus. The cafeteria is also very remarkable and very flexible with their menus.
What to do for fun
There are plenty of things to do for fun on campus. There are many seminars offered from the different colleges. Also, there are many events held by S.U.B.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are many nice locations for students to visit or hang out at on campus. Some that are great in particular are the quad, which gives students a nice peaceful place to study, or the New Ranch. The New Ranch hosts many events and there are always new people to meet here.
Campus Safety
Campus safety here at McNeese State University is superb! They have the best police out watching the campus and making sure the students are safe. The McNeese Police are even available 24/7 so anyone who needs their help can get it.
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Jennifer from Lake Charles, LA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Excellent school
Tips for prospective students
Take it slow but have a goal.
Academic Rigor
Not that complicated depends on life's goal for you.
Food and Dining
excellent
What to do for fun
Attend sporting events and on campus activities.
Campus Safety
Alert system is fast and efficient.
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Rebecca from Denham Springs, LA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
go greek! join a fraternity or a sorority.
stay involved on campus. you'll always have friends and something to do.
Academic Rigor
depends on what your classes are, who your professor is, and what is your weak subject.
Dorm Life
never lived in collete dorms but currenting living in suites on campus. their nice. mcneese also has apartments on campus that are nice as well. suites and apartments come fully furnished.
Food and Dining
i eat on campus every day. not bad for school food.
What to do for fun
lots of campus organizations and clubs plus their is greek life.
Bang for the buck
great classes, easy to learn campus, very nice and helpful people!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
nothing unusual.
Great for these types of students
great for everyone
Clubs and Activities
lots to choose from!!!
Greek Life
fun! i'm currently in a sorority :) go greek!
Campus Safety
very safe! never had a problem
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Peyton from Jennings, LA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Academic Rigor
Depending on your major the amount of rigor will either be very strenuous or relatively relaxed, as is the case with most institutions.
Dorm Life
Most of the time your roommate profiles are right on point in terms of getting along with who you're going to be living with for the next five months. The dorms aren't bad to live in if you can get into Bel Gardens, Sallier, or the courtyard suites. Do not go for Colette just because it is cheap, you will regret it.
Food and Dining
The New Ranch is pretty great. The cafeteria offers a wide variety of foods in a buffet style set-up. If you do not have a meal plan, and even if you do, the other food booths are really good for a quick meal.
What to do for fun
Lake Charles is a culturally diverse city so there are many things to do for fun such as karaoke, listening to local bands, delicious variety of foods, water sports on the lake, and beach-side hangouts.
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Morgan from Lake Charles, LA

researching this school
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Plan on enrolling for teaching. Excellent teaching and nursing programs.
Will enjoy being here
Near my home and very relaxed atmosphere.
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