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McNeese State University
  • 4 Year
  • LAKE CHARLES, LA

Report Card

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

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McNeese State is a public university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,407 undergraduate students. The McNeese State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Engineering, and Business. Graduating 47% of students, McNeese State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.

About

4205 RYAN ST
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70605
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference

McNeese State University Rankings

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McNeese State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1010-1240
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$11,974 / 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
$8,362 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 50 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 50 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 50 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    46%
  • On Campus
    46%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,407 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,256
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Some are involved all over, and some not so much.
    44%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Committed
    18%
  • Existing
    5%
  • Present but not pleased
    5%
  • Athletes on scholarship International
    3%
  • Loved
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 67 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Close to the community
    40%
  • Excellence with a personal touch
    33%
  • Educational
    9%
  • Needs passionate instructors
    7%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Needs more class sections
    5%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 32 responses

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