Resources › For Students and Parents McNeese State University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print McNeese State University. Gkarg / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 17, 2017 McNeese State University Admissions Overview: McNeese State has an acceptance rate of 82%, making it open to most applicants. Students interested in applying to McNeese State will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, and a high school transcript. For more information, be sure to visit the university's website, or get in touch with the admissions office. Admissions Data (2016): McNeese State University Acceptance Rate: 64%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 420 / 510SAT Math: 470 / 600SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanLouisiana colleges SAT score comparisonACT Composite: 20 / 24ACT English: 20 / 25ACT Math: 18 / 24What these ACT numbers meanLouisiana colleges ACT score comparison McNeese State University Description: McNeese State University is a public university located on a 500-acre campus in Lake Charles, a city situated in Southwest Louisiana midway between Baton Rouge and Houston, Texas. The university was founded as a junior college in 1939, and today it is a comprehensive master's-level university. McNeese students come from 34 states and 49 countries, and they can choose from over 75 degree programs. Professional fields such as business, education, engineering and nursing are among the most popular with undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the McNeese Cowboys compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. The university fields six men's and eight women's Division I sports. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 7,621 (6,894 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female79% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $7,310 (in-state); $18,385 (out-of-state)Books: $1,220 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,014Other Expenses: $3,918Total Cost: $20,462 (in-state); $31,537 (out-of-state) McNeese State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 84%Loans: 38%Average Amount of AidGrants: $7,396Loans: $4,886 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Engineering, General Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%Transfer Out Rate: 25%4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%6-Year Graduation Rate: 41% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Football, GolfWomen's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Expore Other Louisiana Colleges Centenary | Grambling State | LSU | Louisiana Tech | Loyola | Nicholls State | Northwestern State | Southern University | Southeastern Louisiana | Tulane | UL Lafayette | UL Monroe | University of New Orleans | Xavier McNeese State University Mission Statement: complete mission statement can be found at http://catalog.mcneese.edu/content.php?catoid=3&navoid=68#purp_miss "McNeese State University, a selective admissions institution, provides education, research, and service that support core values of academic excellence, student success, fiscal responsibility, and university-community alliances. The University's fundamental educational mission is to offer associate, baccalaureate, and specific graduate curricula distinguished by academic excellence. The University engages in collaborative ventures to benefit industry and to enhance economic development and cultural growth in this region and beyond."