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Louisiana Tech University is a public institution located in Ruston, Louisiana. Ruston is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

$20,634 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
66% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Louisiana Tech University?

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Contact details for Louisiana Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1310 West Railroad Avenue, Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-2000
Website: www.latech.edu

How Do I Get Into Louisiana Tech?

You can apply to Louisiana Tech online at: https://www.latech.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Louisiana Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Louisiana Tech?

66% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 66%, Louisiana Tech does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Louisiana Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 530 to 630 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 540 to 650 )
200
800
Louisiana Tech received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 22 to 29 )
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ACT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 21 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Louisiana Tech University?

$20,634 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Louisiana Tech is $20,634. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Louisiana Tech, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $5,559 a year. That adds up to $22,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Louisiana Tech is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,643 Full-Time Undergraduates
44% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,053 undergraduate students at Louisiana Tech, with 7,643 being full-time and 2,410 being part-time.

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There are also 984 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,643 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana Tech, 56% are male and 44% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Louisiana Tech University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 106
Black or African American 804
Hispanic or Latino 350
White 5,522
International Students 142
Other Races/Ethnicities 719

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Louisiana Tech University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Louisiana Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Louisiana Tech University

697 Took All Classes Online
3,076 Took At Least One Class Online
41.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 24 master’s degree programs available online at Louisiana Tech. In 2020-2021, 3,076 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Louisiana Tech has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Louisiana Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Louisiana Tech University was 41.1%. This is the #473 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Louisiana Tech regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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