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Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA
University Website: www.latech.edu
Apply Online: www.latech.edu/admissions/apply.shtml
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Louisiana Tech University, often referred to as Louisiana Tech, LA Tech, or Tech, is a coeducational public research university in Ruston, Louisiana, United States. Louisiana Tech is designated as a Tier 1 national university by the 2013 U.S. News & World Report college rankings and is the only Tier 1 national university in the nine-member University of Louisiana System. As a designated space grant college, member of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and Carnegie Research University with high research activity (RU/H), Louisiana Tech conducts research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense. Louisiana Tech is one of only 35 comprehensive research universities in the nation and the only university in Louisiana to be designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The university is known for its engineering programs.

Louisiana Tech University opened as The Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana in 1894 during the Second Industrial Revolution. The original mission of the college was for the education of white students in the arts and sciences for the purpose of developing an industrial economy in post-Reconstruction Louisiana. Four years later, the state constitution changed the school's name to the Louisiana Industrial Institute. In 1921, the college changed its name to the Louisiana Polytechnic Institute to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute. Under the leadership of Dr. F. Jay Taylor, the college continued to grow and change over time. The Louisiana Polytechnic Institute became desegregated in the 1960s, and officially changed its name to Louisiana Tech University in 1970.

Louisiana Tech enrolled 11,581 students in five academic colleges during the Fall 2011 academic quarter including 2,444 students in the graduate school. In addition to the main campus in Ruston, Louisiana Tech holds classes at the Louisiana Tech University Shreveport Center, Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, and Barksdale Air Force Base. Tech also maintains an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 305.

Louisiana Tech fields 16 varsity NCAA Division I sports teams (7 men's, 9 women's teams) and has been a member of the Western Athletic Conference since 2001. The university has accepted an invitation to join Conference USA starting in 2013. The university is known for its football team and Lady Techsters women's basketball program which won three national championship titles (1981, 1982, 1988) and made 13 Final Four appearances in the program's history.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $11,314.00 avg tuition

305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-2000

Apply online Admissions:
www.latech.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.latech.edu/finaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation And Materials Moving
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Louisiana Tech University

Statistics:
Applied 5,271
Admitted 3,274 62%
Enrolled total 1,632
Full Time: 1,584
Part Time 48
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 440 570
SAT Math 480 610
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 19 26
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 74%
4-year graduation rate 26%
6-year graduation rate 46%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Louisiana Tech University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $4,189.00 $4,189.00 $11,314.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,707.00 $1,707.00 $1,707.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $246.00 $246.00 $543.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,801.00 $4,801.00 $10,312.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,677.00 $1,677.00 $1,677.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $270.00 $270.00 $500.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $5,265.00 $7,425.00 $3,699.00
Other Expenses $3,429.00 $3,744.00 $3,699.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $20.00
Graduate Application Fee $40.00
Books and Supplies $1,800.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 95%
Percent receiving grant aid 92%
Avg amount of grant aid $7,463.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 41%
Avg amount of student loan aid $4,889.00

Louisiana Tech University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES
Agricultural Business and Management, General X
Animal Sciences, General X
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architecture X X
Architecture and Related Services, Other X
Interior Architecture X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business/Managerial Economics X
Finance, General X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management X
Management Information Systems, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Journalism X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X
Biology Teacher Education X
Business Teacher Education X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X
Education, Other X
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X X
Secondary Education and Teaching X X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels X X
ENGINEERING
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X
Chemical Engineering X
Civil Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X
Engineering, General X
Engineering, Other X
Industrial Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X
Systems Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician X
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician X
Engineering/Industrial Management X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Consumer Economics X
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General X
Human Development and Family Studies, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General X
French Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist X
Dietetics/Dietitian X X
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator X X
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X
HISTORY
History, General X X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
Forestry, General X
Natural Resources/Conservation, General X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Educational Psychology X
Industrial and Organizational Psychology X
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Geography, Other X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew X
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Graphic Design X
Music Performance, General X
Music, General X
Photography X

Scholarships for Students in Louisiana

Name Amount Deadline
ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship $3,000 December 01, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016

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