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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Louisiana Tech is an above-average public university located in Ruston, Louisiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,850 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Louisiana Tech acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 52% of students, Louisiana Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
About Louisiana Tech University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$9,497/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,371/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,755/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,146/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,360/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,461/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,850Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Very welcoming and friendly.
    56%
  • Friendly and mind their own business
    35%
  • Is camo bad? Many welcoming, friendly, camo people
    6%
  • Camo-wearing.
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.92 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Incredible campus - accessible Professors
    24%
  • One big happy family
    24%
  • Comfortable and gets the job done.
    17%
  • Beautiful
    15%
  • Cosy and yet resourceful
    11%
  • Institution For Growth
    6%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses
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Louisiana Tech University Reviews

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I'm currently a senior at Louisiana Tech and I have loved every minute! I joined a sorority my first year and through that I have gained friends who encouraged me to get involved on campus in areas that I'm interested in and in organizations that they thought I would like. Because of the wonderful people at LaTech, I've been a member of leadership team at my church, the Student Government Association, Bulldogs for Life, AED PreMed Society, and many honor societies. The friends I've made here see the potential in me and push me to apply for leadership positions on campus. I'm pre-med and as I've gotten older, I've grown close to other students in my major and they are a HUGE support system for me because we share notes, advice, and prepare for things like interviews together. I can't think of much that I would change. I would like for the Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Advisory Committee interviews to be offered in the fall quarter instead of just once a year in the spring quarter.
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Attending Louisiana Tech has been the greatest experience of my life. The president, Dr. Guice, is so kind and friendly and every student has opportunities to get to know him. The campus is very student-focused and has a diverse population. Louisiana Tech is like a family. Everywhere you go, there will be a familiar face! I would choose this institution every time!
So far I am in love with Tech! Everyone is very helpful & kind. No matter what the problem may be, some one is always there to assist you. The classes are very rigerous and challenging. The professors really connect with and care about students. The cafe food is delicious & if that isn’t enough, there’re several other restaurants surrounding campus. I love the location and the spirit of Tech!