Louisiana Tech University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: Louisiana


Located in the small city of Ruston in north-central Louisiana, the main campus of Louisiana Tech University draws students from 46 states and 59 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 Western Athletic Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Exercise Science, General Studies, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 10917
Total Grad Students: 1939
Undergraduate Students: 8978
Faculty: 513

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 27%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

305 Wisteria
Ruston Louisiana 71272


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Applying to Transfer

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26
English 21 27
Math 19 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 440 570
Math 480 610

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 62%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -62%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1800

Other Expenses: 3429

Room and Board: 5265

Tuition and Fees: 13021

Total Cost: 23515

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5896

Total Cost – In-State: 16390

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5232

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 88%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 41%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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