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Louisiana Tech University
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  • 4 Year
  • RUSTON, LA

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

1310 WEST RAILROAD AVE
RUSTON, LA 71272
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
From Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University has been recognized as the top public university in the State of Louisiana in the Niche 2024 Best College Rankings and were named a Top Tier National University for the 13th straight year in the USNWR 2024 Best Colleges Report.

Best Colleges honored us as the best online college in the state, and we’re in the top 6 percent of universities worldwide according to the Center for World University Rankings.

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Louisiana Tech University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
July 1
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
1070-1280
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,154 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,577 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 74 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 90 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 90 responses

Majors

School of Music

academic spotlight

Built on a combination of tradition and ambition, the Louisiana Tech School of Music has a long legacy of training musicians, educators, and scholars while expanding our focus with interdisciplinary collaboration. We offer concentrations in Performance, Liberal Arts (Music), Music Education, and Music Industry Studies. We also feature minors in Music and Music Industry Studies.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    75%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,325 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,599
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Very welcoming and friendly.
    51%
  • Friendly and mind their own business
    38%
  • Is camo bad? Many welcoming, friendly, camo people
    6%
  • Camo-wearing.
    3%
  • Nerdy
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 111 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
  • One big happy family
    21%
  • Incredible campus - accessible Professors
    19%
  • Comfortable and gets the job done.
    14%
  • Cosy and yet resourceful
    14%
  • Beautiful
    12%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 51 responses

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