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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
McNeese State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
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McNeese State 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
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1110
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,978/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,044/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,011/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,223/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,933/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,970/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,467Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Some are involved all over, and some not so much.
    40%
  • Unique
    26%
  • Committed
    17%
  • Present but not pleased
    6%
  • Athletes on scholarship International
    3%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Existing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.60 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Close to the community
    47%
  • Excellence with a personal touch
    33%
  • Needs passionate instructors
    8%
  • Educational
    6%
  • Needs more class sections
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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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.
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Overall a great university for any degree program. The university provides great information and knowledge for individual that needs the help. Mcneese State University culture is great for all diverse individuals. The university is improving year by year to be named the number one school in the south-land conference. The events, activities, organizations, and sports program are very good. The university provide great one-on-one learning to all sized class room. The staff, teachers, members, and employees are very nice and respectful. The housing and dining areas are very good at different locations. The university will improve on more organizations and assistance programs later in the upcoming future.
McNeese is a great college/university! The teachers are very understanding and will work with each student to get them in the direction for success. The campus is beautiful and not very large, so walking to class doesn't take to long. The food they offer in the cafeteria is delicious and has a verity of options.