Louisiana Tech University

1310 West Railroad Avenue, Ruston, LA

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Majors offered at Louisiana Tech University

Biggest majors
Biology, General
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science

Academics at Louisiana Tech University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
23 to 1
Less Selective (63% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Louisiana Tech University demographics

69% White
13% Black
4% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
1% Asian
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Common careers for Louisiana Tech University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Process Engineer76k
Electrical Engineer75k
Mechanical Engineer67k
Project Engineer66k
Operations Manager63k
Staff Accountant44k
Based on 6,391 student responses
54.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
98.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
24%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Louisiana Tech University

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Student reviews of Louisiana Tech University

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

75% of students

Known for

Accessible and helpful professors
Beautiful campus
Accessible for students with disabilities
Safe campus
Welcoming student body
James Roberts
Drawing And Illustration
Piano + 7 others



Louisiana Tech University provides many opportunities for growth in multiple areas. No matter where you go on campus, you will see campus organizations out and hopping around, both religious and otherwise. There's always some kind of activity happening in the Centennial Plaza just outside the dining hall, and you will never have to look for something to do while on campus. There are multiple student lounges residing in buildings for each major which provide snack machines, couches, and very chill study areas. Education-wise, our school has a very advanced compilation of technology, and even though our music school isn't very large, it is very up-to-date and contains a very energetic environment.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Louisiana Tech is on a quarter system, which is different from a semester system and simply means you sign up for classes every quarter (fall, winter, spring, and summer if you choose to do summer school) and it just means renewing certain things each quarter. The only other thing that new students might want to be aware of is making sure to get a meal plan if you plan to be on campus because food is super important in college life.

Pacey Bradberry
Painting and Studio Art
Sewing + 1 other



La Tech is an excellent school overall. I have never felt more at home!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus is so far spread out its a little difficult to get across campus as parking is a disaster



I loved Louisiana Tech! I loved the fact that it wasn’t ALL cement on the campus. I loved that it was small enough that you could get to know and talk with the professors. I loved the atmosphere on campus. Having been both a traditional student at one point and a non-traditional student later — I always felt welcome and safe! The school was so nice I attended it twice! #HBTD

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only thing I didn’t like about Tech was the student-to-faculty parking ratio. If that were resolved and students didn’t have to walk 8 blocks to get to class, it would have been much better!



Tech has a gorgeous campus, and the tuition is very low.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you are going for a degree in any field besides engineering, this school does not invest funds into those programs. Arts programs are underfunded, and teachers are overworked and burnt out.

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