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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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Louisiana Tech is a highly rated public university located in Ruston, Louisiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,131 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Louisiana Tech acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Biology, Mechanical Engineering, and Business. Graduating 60% of students, Louisiana Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,400.

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1310 West Railroad Avenue
Ruston, LA 71272
About Louisiana Tech...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA

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.

Tech Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,261 / 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
$11,074 / 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
22:1
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. 74 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 74 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • All
    2%
  • None
    86%
  • Some
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,131 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,158
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Very welcoming and friendly.
    53%
  • Friendly and mind their own business
    36%
  • Is camo bad? Many welcoming, friendly, camo people
    5%
  • Camo-wearing.
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 95 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
  • Incredible campus - accessible Professors
    23%
  • One big happy family
    23%
  • Comfortable and gets the job done.
    16%
  • Beautiful
    14%
  • Cosy and yet resourceful
    11%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Institution For Growth
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
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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