Location: Ruston, LA
Type: Four-year selective admissions research university awarding bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
Mission: As a selective admissions, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success.
Total Enrollment: 11,581 students in 47 states, 1 U.S. territory and 64 countries .
Freshman Class: 1,632 students.
Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Average Freshman ACT: 23.8
Academic Calendar: Quarter system awarding semester hours. Three quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring) equals two semesters at other universities.
Affordability: Approximately 71% of students receive some form of financial assistance. Tuition for Fall 2011 is $5,529 for state residents (9-month calendar) and $12,654 for out-of-state students (based on 10 hours per quarter – excludes summer school).
Varsity Sports: 16 varsity sports competing in NCAA Division I – Western Athletic Conference
Campus Community: Louisiana Tech’s pedestrian-friendly campus centers around the Quad with its shady trees and the Lady of the Mist fountain. Ruston, a friendly southern town of approximately 22,000 is home to parks, lakes, and world-class mountain biking trails.