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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  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
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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

Academics

Professors
B+
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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,821Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Some are involved all over, and some not so much.
    42%
  • Unique
    27%
  • Committed
    18%
  • Present but not pleased
    6%
  • Existing
    3%
  • Loved
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Close to the community
    50%
  • Excellence with a personal touch
    35%
  • Educational
    6%
  • Needs passionate instructors
    6%
  • Needs more class sections
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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I am currently a sophomore at McNeese State and have overall positive views about the university. I've liked every single professor I've had so far and hope it remains that way. The professors are very understanding and give enough time to finish any work given. I would like to see the Criminal Justice department expand. There aren't that many teachers that work in this department so they have to switch off all the time. The university is nice but it could be nicer, the buildings need remodeling. I enjoy being at McNeese and would choose it over again if I had to!
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One of my favorite things about McNeese State is that the student life is absolutely amazing. I find that making connections in college is one of the key aspects to enjoying your studies, and McNeese makes it incredibly easy to do so. The campus is also very inviting and diverse which makes for a great time even when you are stressed beyond measure!
Overall, my experience with McNeese State University has been mostly positive. I like that, in my particular program, the professors are understanding and willing to do all that they can to ensure that you will succeed. My school also alerts students when it comes to employment opportunities, although they are usually in the area of the school location, which is still advantageous for those who may attend school in-person or live in close proximity. My school is great when it comes to helping us with opportunities for learning too. I also like that we get assistance with internships required for our program instead of being on our on when looking for them too. What I would change about my school would be the increase awareness of tuition so students have a better understanding and know what to expect with tuition. Sometimes fee info isn't available timely, and results in less time to accrue money for school expenses, and payment arrangements aren't too flexible.