6,965
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,508
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
62
2054/3300
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

McNeese State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Lake Charles, LA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Box 91740
Lake Charles, LA  70609
United States
Contact Ms. Kourtney Istre
Director of Admissions and Recruiting
Email: kistre@mcneese.edu
Phone: 337-475-5505
Fax: 337-475-5978

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,300
Applied
2,054
Accepted
6,965
Enrolled
62%
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Female Admissions

1,994
Females Applied
1,180
Females Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,306
Males Applied
874
Males Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.49
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Louisiana Board of Regents high school Core 4 curriculum, no more than one developmental course

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,668
In-state
12,667
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,535
Full-time student fees
7,524
Room & board
4,150
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

9,508
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,856
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,711
Avg. Loan Aid
4,838
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
61%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,965
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.04%
Black or African American 16.4%
White or Caucasian 68.94%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.55%
Asian 1.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.5%
Other 0.04%

Gender

Male (40.03%)
Female (59.97%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming and Spring Fling

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, International Students Association and Resident Student Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
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Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

451
Total Faculty
21:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 247
Part-time - 204
Male - 229
Female - 222