McNeese State is an above-average public university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,567 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the McNeese State acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 42% of students, McNeese State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
McNeese State University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
McNeese State University Reviews
I transferred to McNeese and I love it so much. The campus focuses on academics which is great in my opinion. All of my professors so far have cared for my education beyond their duties. Student life is very enriched. They ALWAYS have something going on for us on campus. There is free lunch around campus, BUT the Rowdy Cafeteria... has some ammmaaazzzinggg southern cooking. 10 out of 10 would recommend. The quad is beautiful and relaxing. It's a great place to go and take a deep breath during the many exam seasons you go through in college. GO POKES!
My experience at McNeese State University is great and has been a fantastic and an interesting journey for obtaining my degree! The benefits of this college includes campus safety, caring and friendly professors who are willing to help you, unlimited access for academic resources, cultural events, and many clubs to join. There is much diversity in this college which makes the campus a plus to learn about people with different cultures and backgrounds.
The school itself are great, albeit some teachers aren't the greatest. The biggest problem is the outsourcing. The housing office is a nightmare. Their solution to mold is spray paint. They don't fix ANYTHING unless you hold rent, and then you face legal issues for doing so. There is no care given towards the students past trapping them into a facade of affordable housing, and then increasing the rent next semester. Every dorm is filthy, broken down, and prone to crimes like theft and rampant drug use. Only about half of the RA's actually do their job, the rest use it as a easy paycheck.