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    LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY - [LA-TECH], RUSTON, LOUISIANA

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    Louisiana Tech University (LA TECH) Ruston Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    Louisiana Tech University is a comprehensive, public university located in Ruston, Louisiana, USA. It is a research university and a part of the University of Louisiana System. With 11,957 students enrolled the university is renowned for its diverse community of learners from over 64 countries pursuing their higher education in the US. Students come from over 47 states and 64 foreign countries. It is a selective institution with an acceptance rate of 64% in fall 2019. The university follows a quarter system with intakes in fall, spring, winter and summer.

    It is a 4-year university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees through 5 colleges. Some of the areas where programs are offered are accounting, agricultural business, art, biology, computer science, English, finance, forestry, history, nursing, physics, psychology, sociology, etc. The university ranks in the top 150 institutions for best undergraduate engineering programs. Around 89% of the students receive financial aid from the university to make education affordable for all. LTU is a member of the prestigious Southeastern Universities Research Association.

    Louisiana Tech University Ranking

    The rankings of Louisiana Tech University on various portals are given below:

    U.S. News and World Report 2021

    • #298-#389 in National Universities
    • #318 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • #154-#209 in Top Public Schools
    • #145 in Best Undergraduate Engineering programs

    THE World University Rankings

    • 801-1000th in World University Ranking 2021
    • >600 in US College Rankings 2021
    • 601+ in Impact Rankings 2020

    Highlights

    Type Public
    Campus Setting Rural
    Total Intake 11,957
    International Students 4%
    Acceptance Rate 65%
    Graduation Rate 52%
    Retention Rate 80%
    Required SAT Score 830 - 1130
    Required ACT Score 15-23
    Endowment 99.8 Million USD
    Programs Offered Full-time, Part-time and online
    Annual Cost of Attendance 29,277 USD
    Student-to-faculty ratio 22:1
    Housing Capacity 85%
    Admission Helpdesk 318 257-3036
    Official Website https://www.latech.edu/

    Louisiana Tech University Campus

    • The campus is beautiful, with pedestrian-friendly campus centers, shady trees, parks, lakes all around.
    • Ruston is a friendly southern town of approximately 22,000 offering exposure to nature, a variety of adventurous activities, and world-class mountain biking trails.
    • The university offers high-class facilities, on-campus accommodation, spacious classrooms, computer labs, libraries, sports facilities, eateries, health, and wellness centers. The university runs more than 163 student clubs and organizations.

    Louisiana Tech University Residence

    • The University provides on-campus accommodation facilities to the students. Choice of Residence halls, Residential suites, and apartments are available.
    • There are many affordable housing options for international students around the campus.
    • About 85% of the total students prefer to stay on campus. Around 6 residence halls are available. Some of them are:
      • Adams Hall
      • Cottingham Hall
      • Graham Hall
      • Mitchell Hall
      • Aswell Hall
      • Dudley Hall
    • Two residential suites are available, namely Aswell suites and Dudley suites.
    • The basic conveniences provided at these residences are single and double occupancy rooms, laundry facilities, internet connectivity, bed, desk, chair, dresser, closet, etc.

    Louisiana Tech University Programs

    • The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.
    • Through its five colleges, Louisiana Tech University offers a variety of programs. These colleges are:
      • College of Applied and Natural Sciences
      • College of Business
      • College of Education
      • College of Engineering and Science
      • College of Liberal Arts
    • Popular Bachelor's degrees are BS in Accounting, BS in Computer Science, BFA in Arts- Graphic Design, BA in English, BS in Marketing, BA in Psychology, BS in Agricultural Business and BS in Business Administration.
    • Most opted for master's degrees are Masters in Architecture, MS in Biology, MBA, MA in English, MS in Mathematics, Masters in Health Informatics, MFA in Arts, and MS in Computer Science, Masters in Accountancy.

    Louisiana Tech University Application Process

    With 11,957 students enrolled, 4% students at LTU are international students. Admissions at Louisiana Tech University are selective with an acceptance rate of 65%. Therefore, applicants must meet the admission requirements adequately.

    • Application Portal: Applicants can apply through the online portal available at the university's official website.
    • Application Fees: 30 USD
      • Required Documents: Following documents are required for the application process
      • A completed application
      • Official transcripts or high school records, diplomas, and certificates from previous institutions
      • A minimum GPA of 2- 2.5.
      • English language proficiency
      • Proof of financial availability for Tuition Fees and living expenses while staying in the USA.
    • Additional Deadlines:
    • The application deadlines for the 4 quarters of intake at Louisiana Tech University are given below:
      Quarter Undergraduate Application Deadline Graduate Application Deadline
      Fall July 1 June 1
      Winter October 1 September 1
      Spring January 1 December 1
      Summer April 1 March 1
    • Additional Requirements:
      • Standardized Test Scores i.e.
      • SAT scores ranging between 830 - 1130
      • ACT scores ranging between 15 - 23
      • GRE/GMAT (For graduate applicants)
      • A valid passport and Visa
    • English Language Proficiency: Applicants with a native language other than English need to prove their proficiency by providing scores of TOEFL, IELTS.

    Louisiana Tech University Cost of Attendance

    • International students should keep in mind an estimate of expenses while studying in the US.
    • These depend on several factors like the program applied for, tuition fees, books and supplies, housing, dining, transportation, etc.
    • Estimated Cost of Attendance at Louisiana Tech University for academic session 2020-21:
    Expenses Total Cost per Year
    Tuition 17,997 USD (Undergraduate Courses)
    714 USD per credit (Graduate Courses)
    Room/Board (Meals included) 8,500 USD
    Books and Insurance 2,200 USD
    Total 28,697 USD (approx.)

    Louisiana Tech University Financial Aid

    • The university provides financial support in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and student employment.
    • Some of the scholarships available at Louisiana Tech University are:
    Name of the scholarship Eligibility Benefits
    Century link scholarship 3.0 cumulative GPA USD 1500 per academic year
    Colvin memorial scholarship 3.2 cumulative GPA and ACT: 24 or SAT: 1090 (CR+M) One award for USD 800 for the fall quarter
    Marbury alumni scholarship 3.0 cumulative GPA 15 awards for USD 1,000 for one academic year
    • Approximately 89% of the students are provided some form of financial assistance.
    • There are various other sources to fund studies in the US for international students as well.

    Louisiana Tech University Alumni

    • Louisiana Tech University has a worldwide network of alumni that consists of former students and graduates of the university.
    • The university organizes several alumni meetings, seminars, workshops, and other events that are very fruitful for the students as well as for the alumni.
    • Some notable alumni of are:
      • Paul Millsap (Basketball player)
      • Trace Adkins (Singer)
      • Kix Brooks (Actor and Producer)
      • Terry Bradshaw (Football player)

    Louisiana Tech University Placements 

    • Louisiana Tech University conducts several career fairs of the development of its students.
    • The table given below shows the placements statistics of Louisiana Tech University.
    • The placement stats for undergraduate students by major is given below:
    Major Total 6-month placement Average salary (in USD)
    ACCT 44 93% 41,667
    BUAD 10 100% 95,000
    CIS 32 84% 48,701
    FIN 34 94% 44,167

    FAQs

    Ques. Is Louisiana Tech a good school?

    Ans. Louisiana offers a quality education at low cost, making it 119th on the best colleges for money list, compared to other universities and colleges in the nation.

    Ques. What is the GPA requirement to get in Louisiana Tech?

    Ans. The average GPA requirement at Louisiana Tech is 3.7

    Ques.Where should be the application materials sent?

    Ans. Send the application materials to
    Louisiana Tech University
    Office of Admissions
    P.O. Box 3178
    Ruston, LA 71272

    Ques. How will the student know that he is admitted?

    Ans. Louisiana Tech will email and regular mail about the admission decision.

    Ques.Financial aid office is closed, what must be done?

    Ans. Financial aid offers its service remotely. Mail your query at techaid@latech.edu

    Ques.Is LTU a good engineering school?

    Ans. LTU is ranked 152-200 in Best engineering schools

    Ques.Are freshmen required to live on campus?

    Ans. Single, full-time, undergraduate students are required to on the campus as long as space is available

    Ques.What are the application dates for housing?

    Ans. The applications for incoming freshers for the 2020-2021 academic year begin from November 2nd.

    Ques.What is the average SAT and Act scores requirement?

    Ans. SAT 1160
    ACT 25

    Ques.What is the undergraduate application fee?

    Ans. The application fee is $20.


    1 year

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    Options Available
    $ 8,9311st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 8,9311st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    Louisiana Tech University Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    14489
    FAFSA Code
    002008
    Application Cost
    $20
    Accreditation
    SACSSCOC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $8,931 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    2 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS-6.5--
    TOEFL-80--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score98587011003
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing490440540-
    Mathematics495430560-
    ACT Check Detailed Score25222798
    English262229-
    Mathematics232026-

    Louisiana Tech University Acceptance Rate

    64.8 %

    acceptance rate

    6952

    total applicants

    14489

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    50.2%

    Male

    49.8%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    64.8%
    Total Applicants
    19598
    Total Enrolled
    12708
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    64.8%
    Total Applicants
    2747
    Total Enrolled
    1781

    Louisiana Tech University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Louisiana Tech University Enrollment
    14489
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    12708
    Graduate Enrollment
    1781
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    52.5%

    Attendance Cost

    $8931

    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
    $8,931 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $8,931 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,251 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $6,360 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $3,108 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $7,188 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $4,437 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $6,231 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $6,729 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Arts Programs
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design
    Clinical Science Programs
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    652551271398334

    Ranking

    20212020201920182017
    Times Higher Education logo

    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #801 - #1000

    Overall(International)

    RANKED  #501 - #600

    Engineering(International)

    RANKED  #501 - #600

    Technology(International)

    Nearest Ranking

    University of Toledo

    Ranked#601
    Score10.4

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    Ranked#601
    Score10.4

    Morgan State University

    Ranked#1001
    Score10.3

    Center for World University Rankings logo

    Center for World University Rankings

    RANKED  #1000

    Overall(International)

    Nearest Ranking

    Babson College

    Ranked#993
    Score70.3

    Villanova University

    Ranked#1004
    Score70.3

    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    8.2 out of 10
    8.6/10Academic
    8.4/10Accommodation
    8.8/10Faculty
    7.8/10Infrastructure
    6.8/10Placement
    8.8/10Social Life

    Reviews

    ns
    9.0 /10

    The main attraction of the college was the course curriculum. I wanted a course that makes me ready to work. The course which I took up was a blend of scientific concepts of agriculture along with the business aspect. The application fee is $30, I paid the fee online.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course consists of computer information systems, finance, marketing, accounting, management. The curriculum has been designed keeping in mind the current needs of the industry. The course prepares a student for a diverse workforce in areas of banking/lending, sales (chemicals, agricultural equipment and technology, landscape contracting, accounting, agricultural crop consulting, government programs and agencies, agricultural production, seed and plant technology, and agricultural education, real estate, insurance).

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    RG
    8.3 /10

    I completed BBA from a recognized university in India and a friend of mine suggested me to join Louisiana Tech University. As I was planning to complete my MBA from an overseas university. I checked the admission process and fees of the program and it suited my budget pretty well. Before applying for admission I worked in an MNC for almost 2 years and this experience helped me in getting into the university. The application was submitted online, the cost of application was $30.

    Course Curriculum :

    The MBA program is designed to give us the complete perspective of the business world. We get the chance to attend workshops, we do an internship and get to experience the real-time business challenges. We learn the skills of entrepreneurship and setting up a small business. It is because of this curriculum many students start their own business after graduating from the university

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    PK
    8.3 /10

    I completed BBA from a recognized university in India and a friend of mine suggested me to join Louisiana Tech University for my post-grad. As I was planning to complete my MBA from an overseas university. I checked the admission process and fees of the program and it suited my budget pretty well. Before applying for admission I worked in an MNC for almost 2 years and this experience helped me in getting into the university.

    Course Curriculum :

    The MBA program is designed to give us the complete perspective of business world. We get the chance to attend workshops, we do internship and get to experience the real-time business challenges. We learn the skills of entrepreneurship and setting up a small business. It is because of this curriculum many students start their own business after graduating from university.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    MH
    7.3 /10

    Outstanding architecture program. I am also close to family here and that was a big deciding factor. Louisiana Tech also offered me many scholarships, one of which is to waive mine out of state tuition.

    Course Curriculum :

    The architecture curriculum is good, but it does require a lot of electives that I do not feel contribute to your learning and experiences as a future architect. I also wish there were other architecture courses offered outside of the ones that are required.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    2 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    AG
    8.0 /10

    It is a small town college, directly beside where I grew up so I was familiar with the area. I would be able to live with my parents, TOPS would pay for almost all of my college, and I knew the school had a good science program.

    Course Curriculum :

    I believe that it was fair and a good course curriculum, but now that I'm in dental school, I do not feel as nearly prepared as others in my class are. Louisiana Tech challenged me for sure but I do not feel like I got the highest education.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
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    305 Wisteria St, Ruston, LA 71272
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Restaurant
    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport
    • Bus Station

    Restaurant

    McAlister's Deli0.13 km
    Sam's Southern Eatery0.40 km
    Papa John's Pizza0.60 km
    Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen0.62 km
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    Shopping Mall

    North Park Mall Shopping Center2.19 km
    Walmart Plaza2.97 km
    Grand opening sep 8 17 BIG SALE5.85 km

    Bus Station

    Ruston6.03 km
    Grambling St Univ (E)98.80 km

    Book Store

    Louisiana Tech Bookstore0.24 km
    Textbook Corner0.39 km
    No. 9 Books and Records1.13 km
    Louisiana Anthology3.31 km
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    Airport

    Lincoln Parish NDB LPZ 3082.51 km
    Ruston Intercontinental Airport5.89 km
    Ruston Regional Airport5.94 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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