McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Overview

Address4205 Ryan St
School Websitewww.mcneese.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

McNeese State University is a small public, 4-year college based in Lake Charles, Louisiana that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is post-master's certificate. In the 2019 academic year, 3,224 students applied to McNeese State University. Of those students, 2,267 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in McNeese State University was $5,148, in addition to fees of $2,712. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend McNeese State University.

McNeese State University has a 44% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The McNeese State University acceptance rate is 70%. To put this into perspective, 2,267 of the 3,224 students who applied to McNeese State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in McNeese State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into McNeese State University had an SAT score between the range of 970 and 1,140. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for McNeese State University was between 20 and 25 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to McNeese State University as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At McNeese State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $5,148. Combined with fees of $2,712, room and board costs of $8,326, other expenses of $4,040 and the $1,300 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $21,526.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $15,898 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in McNeese State University to $29,564 for out-of-state students.

Students at McNeese State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at McNeese State University was $4,892 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 33%.

McNeese State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio20:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to McNeese State University.

McNeese State University has a good gender split, with 59% of undergraduates being female and 41% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Louisiana residents; in fact, 87% of all students reside in Louisiana. However, 10% of students come from out-of-state and 3% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at McNeese State University is 20:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from McNeese State University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 22% students enroll at McNeese State University part-time; the other 5,930 students enrolled full-time.

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