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- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB
McNeese State is a public university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,641 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the McNeese State acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 45% of students, McNeese State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
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McNeese State Admissions
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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.48 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.85 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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McNeese State University Reviews
McNeese is such a nice, caring school with challenging academics and vibrant student and athletic life. They always bounce back from disasters and have strong, supportive faculty. Generous scholarships and honors college for above 27 ACT. Lots of international students. Rowdy cafeteria staff are so friendly. I studied business and learnt so much, got great internships and easily found work after graduation in my field. The broad curriculum gave me an edge over other applicants. I miss McNeese!
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!
Amazing diversity, campus involvement, and always new faces. Yes this is a small school nut everyday I am always seeing a new face or meeting new people. There is always something going on around campus and something to do. The greek life and clubs are amazing!