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Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University

+1 318-257-2924

201 Mayfield Ave Ruston, LA USA 71272

Louisiana Tech University is a public institution located in Ruston, Louisiana. It was founded in 1894 and it operates on a semester-based academic calendar.

The university enrolls 10,013 undergraduate students, of which 45% are women and 28.7% are minorities. International students made up 3.2% of the student body. 47 states and 64 countries are represented. The student/teacher ratio is 23:1.

For admission, most students average an SAT score of 1134, and an ACT score of 24. The average incoming GPA is 3.7, and the application fee is $20.

1,134 graduate students are enrolled in six different graduate programs. Moreover, the university also offers three graduate certifications, including Business Administration, Business Foundations, and Information Assurance.

As the university is a public institution, tuition fees vary. Louisiana residents pay $10,065 yearly, while out-of-state and international students pay $16,807.

All students have the opportunity to apply for financial aid. The vast majority of students earn some type of financial aid. 93% of the 2019 entering class received aid.

Louisiana Tech has a 79% first-year retention rate. Graduates from the university work in numerous fields in America, and abroad.

The university prides itself on its numerous clubs and organizations available for students. Club topics range from academia to interest, and identity. Students have the opportunity to establish their own clubs if they are interested.

The city of Ruston is a small university city that enjoys a calm and peaceful atmosphere. As it is located in the south, students are never far from delicious dining options, especially when it comes to creole and Cajun foods.

The city’s historic downtown is lined with many stores and shops. The nearby city of Monroe offers a large mall and other amenities that may not be found in Rustin.

When it comes to outdoor activities, there are many lakes, parks, and trails nearby, making Rustin a prime location for those who wish to explore more of nature during their studies.

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