Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech University

305 Wisteria St, Ruston, United States
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  • Total Documents
    936
  • Class Notes
    607
  • Textbook Notes
    66
  • Study Guides
    263
  • Currently Enrolled
    157
  • Previously Enrolled
    196

Overview of Louisiana Tech University (Louisiana Tech)

About this school

Louisiana Tech, founded in 1894, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 235-acre campus is located in Ruston, 35 miles west of Monroe.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,281
    • Men:5,863 (52.0%)
    • Women:5,418 (48.0%)

Location

Admission Information (Louisiana Tech)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Louisiana Tech University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
July 1
ACT Only
Recommended
July 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
July 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 3168
City, State, Zip
Ruston, LA  71272
Phone
(318) 257-3036
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not available

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 7,227 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 3,180 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 4,047 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,347 (53%) of 4,457 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,046 (52%) of 2,009 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,301 (53%) of 2,448 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.70
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
12%
• Score 24 - 29
43%
• Score 18 - 23
42%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Louisiana Tech)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,645|Out-of-state: $18,558
  • Room & Board: - $6,360 (59.3338930870417%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,251 (11.670864819479428%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,108 (28.99524209347887%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Louisiana Tech University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002008
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,885 (93.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,303 (69.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,295 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
304 (23.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$11,667
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,265 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,079
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 702 (54.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,359
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 281 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
520 (25.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,363

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,346 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,443 (70.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,346 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
851 (19.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$11,358
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,108 (94.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,484
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,648 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,927
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 774 (17.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,726 (23.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,502

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,262
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,969

Academics & Instruction (Louisiana Tech)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


356

Part-Time Faculty


76

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


65%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Louisiana Tech University provides speech disorders services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


34.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


48.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors (Louisiana Tech)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (77)


  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Architecture
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Consumer Economics
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Architecture
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Informatics, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Professional Accountancy

Master's Programs of Study (50)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Informatics
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Management
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Technical Writing
  • Theater

Campus Life (Louisiana Tech)

Location & Geography

Population


22,287

Nearest Metropolitan Area


247 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
34.8 average low in January, 89.7 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Shreveport
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Ruston
Nearest Train Station
125 mile(s) from campus in Jackson, Miss.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


15% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


85%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Red and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Weight Lifting

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Weight Lifting

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Louisiana Tech University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, association of women's studies, union board

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,850

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,281
Women
5,418
Men
5,863

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 14.2% Black/African-American
  • 4.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 70.7% White
  • 6.7% Unknown

International Students


1.6%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,418

Student Resources (Louisiana Tech)

Study resources