Acceptance Rate


Avg.Financial Aid



About Louisiana Tech University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

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Student Population Number of Students attending College


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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Louisiana Tech University is a 4-year public university, with a total student enrollment of around 11,909 students; 10,622 of them comprises undergraduates, while the rest are graduates, with the student-faculty ratio being a manageable 23:1. According to the alumni reports, the average earnings of a student ten years after their graduation is around $49,200. Formerly known as Louisiana Tech or L.A. Tech, the university started as the industrial institute in 1894 at the time of the Second Industrial Revolution. The purpose was to reconstruct Louisiana and make it a better community to thrive in.

In 1898, the university’s name was changed to Louisiana Industrial Institute by the state constitution. But by the year of 1921, its name was once again changed to Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, aptly reflecting its development as a larger institute of technology. It was only under the leadership of F. Jay Taylor that the university continued to grow. After satisfying the criteria of acquiring its status as a research university, its name changed to the current one and has held it since 1970.

A public university by the name of Louisiana Tech University is located in Ruston, LA. The university covers an area of 1,774 acres. Louisiana Tech University is a parent institution of the University of Louisiana System. The foundation of Louisiana Tech University was laid down in the year 1894. Louisiana Tech University is recognised by its official colors, red and blue. The total enrolment stands at 11,957 students at Louisiana Tech University. Around 10,289 and 1,221 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has a total of 543 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Interestingly, Louisiana Tech University has an ethnically diverse student population. At LTU around 71% are white, 11% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. And, at the university, around 96% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 48% of the students are females and 52% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 126 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Terry Bradshaw (Commentator, Voice acting), Karl Malone (Basketball player, Wrestler), Trace Adkins (Songwriter, Musician), and Kix Brooks (Mandolinist, Songwriter). Louisiana Tech University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I FBS – Conference USA. At LTU, 287 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education), AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International), AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.). The total endowment of the Louisiana Tech University is around $106 million (2017).

Location & Contact


1310 West Railroad Avenue
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Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Louisiana Tech University at the 397th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Aug

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

870 - 970

ACT Range

22 - 28

Application Fee




High School GPA


Accept Common App


The admission to Louisiana Tech University is easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at LTU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $20. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1065-1260, it would improve her chances. The average ACT score at Louisiana Tech University is 25. However, those getting an ACT score less than 22 might also be offered admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1310 West Railroad Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71272. To gather more information, they can call them at (318) 257-2000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


Before applying to LTU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $28,293. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

101 Graduates

Biology, General

76 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

70 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

69 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

66 Graduates


56 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

54 Graduates

Psychology, General

48 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

47 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

47 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

38 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

36 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

36 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

33 Graduates

Construction Engineering Technologi...

33 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

31 Graduates

Computer Science

29 Graduates

Civil Engineering

28 Graduates

Political Science and Government

27 Graduates

Animal Sciences

26 Graduates

Air Transportation

23 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

23 Graduates

Engineering, Other

22 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

21 Graduates


21 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

20 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

20 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

19 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

19 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

18 Graduates


15 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

15 Graduates


15 Graduates

Architecture and Related Services,...

14 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

14 Graduates


14 Graduates


14 Graduates


14 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

14 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

13 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

12 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

12 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

11 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Interior Architecture

8 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

8 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

5 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

4 Graduates


3 Graduates


3 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




71% White

7% Unknown

12% Black

4% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$46,738 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,555/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Bulldogs/Lady Techsters

School Colors

blue and red

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Conference USA

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)



Cross Country




Track and Field


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $7,155 per year for living on campus. Louisiana Tech University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at LTU costs around $3,555 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 52% male and 48% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$130 - 306

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at LTU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,598, whereas the financial aid is $5,897. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $5,612 and institutional aid worth $5,897. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Louisiana Tech University amount to $1,994,345 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $23,066,722.

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