Louisiana Tech University

country rank  480
world rank  1309

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Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Ruston (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Louisiana. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 126 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. LA Tech also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym LA Tech
Founded 1894
Motto Non Sibi Sed Suis
Not for one's self, but for one's own
Colours Reflex blue and red

University Location

Address 305 Wisteria Street
Ruston
71272 Louisiana
United States
Tel +1 (318) 257 2000
Fax +1 (318) 257 2928

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Box 3178
Ruston 71272
(318) 257 3036
800 528 3241

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Louisiana Tech University's Library
Louisiana Tech University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,239,453 physical volumes, 584 physical media, 9,196 digital/electronic medium and 233 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Louisiana Tech University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,500 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1927


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Louisiana System (UL System)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association for University Business and Economics Research (AUBER)
  • Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS)
  • Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Louisiana Campus Compact (LCC)
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • National Association of State Universities and Land-grant Colleges (NASULGC)
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • National Student Exchange (NSE)
  • Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA)
  • Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO)
  • National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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