Louisiana Tech University

1310 West Railroad Avenue, Ruston, LA
4-year
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Questions and Answers about Louisiana Tech University

Kylie W.
6 months ago
What academic support services does Louisiana Tech University offer to help students succeed?
Louisiana Tech University
We have both a tutoring center and a writing center to assist students. When you come to Orientation, both services will be fully explained.
Kylie W.
6 months ago
What are the different clubs available at Louisiana Tech University?
Louisiana Tech University
We have over 160 different student organizations. You can find most of them here: https://www.latech.edu/student-organizations/
Kylie W.
6 months ago
Will I be able to live by myself during the summer quarter?
Kory T.
6 months ago
When I apply for Louisiana Tech, am I automatically applying for merit-based scholarships?
Louisiana Tech University
Yes. Your application to the university doubles as your application for merit-based scholarships. We make offers on a rolling basis and will use your Superscore upon request.
Autumn F.
8 months ago
What are some amenities for Louisiana Tech on campus housing?
Louisiana Tech University
Depends on your choice of housing. Our apartments have a full kitchen and washer and dryer; our Suites have a community kitchen with community washer and dryer.
Zachary A.
8 months ago
Is there a limit as to how much student loans a student can take in?
Louisiana Tech University
Usually you are limited to the cost of attendance.
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Majors offered at Louisiana Tech University

Biggest majors
Biology, General
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science

Academics at Louisiana Tech University

870-970
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
22-28
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
23 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (63% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Louisiana Tech University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Louisiana Tech University Students4%24%69%8%1%3%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Louisiana Tech University Students
31%
66%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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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
Accountant48k
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

4.3

5

4

3

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Recommended by

83% of students

Known for

Comfortable dorms
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Accessible and helpful professors
Beautiful campus
Safe campus
James Roberts
Drawing And Illustration
Reading
Singing
Piano + 7 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

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
Crafting
Swimming
Sewing + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

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

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

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!

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

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.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Louisiana Tech is a very academically driven school. For the most part, the professors are dedicated to helping you learn.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Tech does not have a super active social scene it can be hard to meet people but it is a campus full of loving and kind people it just takes patience.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Louisiana Tech is a wonderful home away from home. Ruston itself is safe, has many cool art events, and loves the university. I love that it has a small-town feel while not being too small. Tech also does a wonderful job of having events that students will enjoy.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Tech overall has been great.

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