Louisiana Tech University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Louisiana Tech University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 63%, admissions at Louisiana Tech are not overly competitive. Students will need good grades and solid test scores to be considered for admission. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application along with high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.

Admissions Data (2016):

Louisiana Tech University Description:

Located in the small city of Ruston in north-central Louisiana, the main campus of Louisiana Tech University draws students from 48 states and 68 countries. A centerpiece of the 280-acre campus is "The Lady of the Mist" fountain. Louisiana Tech has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and business, arts and humanities fields are popular as well as more technological majors. The university wins high marks for its educational value, especially for out-of-state students. In athletics, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Lady Techsters field 16 varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,672 (11,281 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 70% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,117 (in-state); $25,851 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,925
  • Other Expenses: $2,796
  • Total Cost: $19,338 (in-state); $36,072 (out-of-state)

Louisiana Tech University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,341
    • Loans: $5,454

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Exercise Science, General Studies, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Sociology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Basketbal, Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Bowling, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Louisiana Tech University Mission:

"As a selective admissions, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success."