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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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 8,090 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Louisiana Tech acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 53% of students, Louisiana Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,400.
About Louisiana Tech University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272
Website

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
65%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
870-1100
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$10,683/ 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
$10,650/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,090Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,238
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Very welcoming and friendly.
    55%
  • Friendly and mind their own business
    36%
  • Is camo bad? Many welcoming, friendly, camo people
    6%
  • Camo-wearing.
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Incredible campus - accessible Professors
    24%
  • One big happy family
    24%
  • Comfortable and gets the job done.
    16%
  • Beautiful
    15%
  • Cosy and yet resourceful
    11%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Institution For Growth
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
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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Louisiana Tech is a medium-sized university with outstanding academic programs, specifically in STEM fields. The campus is beautiful, especially in the spring. There are clubs and opportunities available for every student. While it's not known as a party school, the school hosts several events every year designed to destress and have fun, and there are several locations off-campus where students can get together and hang out. The housing options available on-campus are limited. The dorms need renovating and there are several freshmen-only buildings. There are many options for those wishing to live off-campus as well. Overall, a fantastic university!
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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.
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!