McNeese State University

4205 Ryan St,, Lake Charles, United States
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Overview of McNeese State University

About this school

McNeese State is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a two-year division of Louisiana State University in 1939, it gained university status in 1970. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Science. Its 171-acre campus is located in Lake Charles, 80 miles west of New Orleans.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,965
    • Men:2,788 (40.0%)
    • Women:4,177 (60.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to McNeese State 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 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
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4205 Ryan Street
City, State, Zip
Lake Charles, LA  70609
Phone
(337) 475-5504
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can 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

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Louisiana Board of Regents high school Core 4 curriculum, no more than one developmental course required for freshmen
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 3,300 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 1,994 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 1,306 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,841 (90%) of 2,054 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,078 (91%) of 1,180 admitted students enrolled
Men
763 (87%) of 874 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.49
375 And Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

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
20-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,001|Out-of-state: $14,001
  • Room & Board: - $7,314 (59.98031818927341%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (9.840905363293423%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,680 (30.178776447433165%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


McNeese State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


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

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002017
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,133 (91.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
808 (71.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
798 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
122 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$9,856
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 578 (72.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,786
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 360 (45.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,966
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 649 (81.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,704 (80.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,627 (77.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,547 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
408 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$9,508
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,900 (81.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,838
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,036 (57.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,780
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,010 (56.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


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

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

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


247

Part-Time Faculty


204

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


37%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% 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


  • 2-9 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


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
Students not required to own/lease a computer
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


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


McNeese State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (41)


  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Promotion
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


74,024

Nearest Metropolitan Area


766 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
41.1 average low in January, 89 average high in September
Rain
104 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
135 mile(s) from campus in Houston, Tex.
Nearest Bus Station
Lake Charles
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Lake Charles

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


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
Cowboy
School Colors
Royal blue and sunflower gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


McNeese State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, international students association, resident student association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,567

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,965
Women
4,177
Men
2,788

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.7% Asian
  • 17.4% Black/African-American
  • 3.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 73.3% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


5.9% from 68 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


673

Student Resources

Study resources