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MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY, LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA

Lake Charles, LouisianaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1939Established Year
  7500Enrollment

McNeese State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1939 McNeese State University is a public university in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Incorporated as Lake Charles Junior college originally today it is a part of Louisiana State University and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Admission to McNeese is relatively easier with a 70% acceptance rate. The university enrolls around 7,000 students with approximately 8% international students and 60% females. The university is the only institution in the state of Louisiana to offer the Kodály Certification Program as part of its Music Education degree.

Highlights

TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
EndowmentUSD $75 million
Cost of Attendance$26,195
Admission Helpdesk800-622-3352
Student Retention Rate66%

Rankings

  • #207-272 in Part-time MBA, #179-236 in Best Nursing Schools: Master's according to US News & World Report.
  • Top Public Universities in America # 268 of 668.
  • Best College Athletics in America # 309 of 1,407. 
  • Best Colleges for Student Athletes in America # 372 of 1,386 as per Niche ratings.

Programs

  • The University offers 33 Bachelor’s degree programs, one Associate degree, 17 Master’s degrees, and 10 certificate programs along with one Education Specialist degree program.
  • Agricultural Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health, Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics are some popular fields in which the university provides certificate or degree programs.
  • The university offers online (Virtual) classes in Criminal Justice, General Studies, Management, Nursing, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies, College of Science and Agriculture, College of Nursing and Health professions, College of Liberal Arts, Office of Enrolment Management, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Burton College of Education and College of Business are the academic divisions of the University to provide all the courses offered to international students.
  • The student-faculty ratio is 21:1.

Campus

  • The 471 acres of University’s campus houses Residence halls, Stream Alumni Center, Burton Business Center, F.G. Bulber Auditorium, Jack V. Doland Athletics Complex, Library, Student Union Complex, Bookstore, Sports Facilities, Academic Centers and other useful buildings.
  • The campus also has many auditoriums, a theater, and Enrollment center and plant operations for managing waste and maintaining environmental health.
  • The Campus has 51 main structures accommodating Academic, Administrative, Athletics, Residential and Auxiliary facilities.

Residence

  • The university has Traditional Dormitory type accommodation, Suite style 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom, Garden style 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and Large suite style 6 bedrooms 2 bathroom accommodations divided into 5 residence halls.
  • The University offers all-inclusive rent so students do not have to pay various utility bills separately and provides basic furnishings and amenities in every accommodation.
  • There are fully furnished accommodations also available on campus and the campus has facilities like one site maintenance, swipe card entry, alarm system, laundry services, Internet services, business center, sports facilities and 24/7 patrol for the safety of residents.
  • The accommodation rent is around USD 4,500 to 6,000 for one year.

Application Process

  • The admission application can be made through online application.
  • Application Fee: USD 30 non-refundable
  • Standardized Test Scores: SAT score of 1020 and ACT composite score of minimum 20 is required. Graduate programs require GRE/GMAT scores.
  • Official transcripts of High school/College degree with GPA of 2.35 plus or equivalent. These transcripts must be attested by the issuing university or Board.
  • English Language proficient test(s) IELTS 5.0, TOEFL iBT 61 for international non-native English speaking applicants.
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors are required.
  • Financial support documents, Statement of Purpose, Immunization record required.
  • Personal or Virtual Interview
  • Average Graduation rate: 42%; Acceptance Rate 62% and Student retention rate 68%

Cost of Attendance

Cost HeadExpenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year
Tuition Fees16,157
Room and Board (on Campus)7,792
Books and Supplies1,200
Personal Expenses3,500
Total28,649

Financial Aid for International Students

  • The University offers a special type of scholarship to undergraduate students known as the ACCESS Award only to United states students from outside Louisiana enabling them to pay the local student fee.
  • For University’s International Graduate scholarship an application needs to be submitted and a GPA of 3-4.0 is required. The application is made at the time of admission only and the student will know about the scholarship grant along with admission only.
  •  The university also has Freshman Academic scholarships based on GPA and standardized test scores and normally given on a first come first serve basis. The amount awarded is USD 18,000 to USD 44,000 for the four year period in a different category of scholarships.
  • Almost 91% of students receive some type of financial aid at the University.

Alumni

  • McNeese Alumni association has a newsletter and a magazine and uses online resources to stay connected with its members.
  • There are alumni awards, scholarships, Travel events, credit unions and career centers amongst other services and events organized by the association.
  • The alumni association also has a prestigious license plate costing USD 102 in addition to the registered number plate for the newly purchased vehicles and the money collected goes towards the scholarship money for university students.
  • Some notable alumni of the University are Doug Kershaw, Cajun musician; Chuck Kleckley, Politician; Luke Lawton, Sportsperson; Demond Mallet, Basketball player; Keith Ortego, American football player; Eric Pete, Author; Kavika Pittman, Sportsman; and Dan Richey, Politician.

Placement

  • The University’s Career and Student Development Center takes care of placement students and organizes various career and internships fairs and guides the students to be successful in securing a job/internship.
  • There is an online job portal joinhandshake.com which allows the students to upload their resume and look for suitable available positions. The portal helps them in enhancing their employment skills too.
  • The center also works towards preparing students for interviews and securing them from job scams.
  • 90% of students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation earning around USD 38,200 per year against the national average of USD 33,028.
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McNeese State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population8689
FAFSA Code002017
Application Cost$20
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$13,000 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio3 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-71- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score112010201220 11%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing520480560-
Mathematics600540660-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232025 92%
English242126-
Mathematics221925-

McNeese State University Acceptance Rate

62.2%

Acceptance Rate

3300

Total Applicants

8689

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

39.6%

Male

60.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program62.2%
Total Applicants12585
Total Enrolled7833
Graduate
Graduate Programs62.2%
Total Applicants1376
Total Enrolled856

McNeese State University Enrollment

Enrollment
McNeese State University Enrollment8689
Undergraduate Enrollment7833
Graduate Enrollment856
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate48.1%

Attendance Cost

$13,000

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$13,000 / Year
Post Graduate Program$19,256 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,300 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,188 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,958 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,254 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,958 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,918 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,958 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
334933436148
+1-337-475-5000
TELEPHONE
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4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles
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Train Station

Amtrak Lake Charles, LA6.65 Km

Bus Station

Lake Charles302.79 Km

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