70%

Acceptance Rate

$8,421

Avg.Financial Aid

002017

FAFSA Code

About McNeese State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,647

Website

www.mcneese.edu

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SACSCOC

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?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

4205 Ryan St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3374755000
Fax: 3374755012
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. It is generally considered that the ranking of any university helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. McNeese State University, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.

Admissions

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

2020-08-13

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

70%

SAT Range

970 - 1140

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee

$20

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. McNeese State University has 4 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at MSU, 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 1010-1240, it would improve her chances. The average ACT score at McNeese State University is 22. However, those getting an ACT score less than 20 might also be offered admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605, or call (337) 475-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

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

$11,974

Average Annual Cost

$5,148

Books And Supplies

$1,300

Other Fees

$2,712

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

$8,326

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,040

Total One Year Cost

$21,526

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to MSU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $27,241 per year. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

20:1

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

70%

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

50%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$466

Faculty Overview

50%

Male Professors

50%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

175 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

124 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

103 Graduates

Engineering, General

88 Graduates

Psychology, General

72 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

64 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

59 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

50 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

48 Graduates

Agriculture, General

46 Graduates

Sociology

45 Graduates

Biology, General

35 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

32 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

29 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

28 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

25 Graduates

Marketing

20 Graduates

Music

17 Graduates

Chemistry

15 Graduates

Engineering Technology, General

14 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

13 Graduates

Political Science and Government

13 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

13 Graduates

History

12 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

11 Graduates

Computer Science

11 Graduates

Legal Support Services

11 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

11 Graduates

Mathematics

9 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

4 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

4 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,998

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

32%

Full-time

81%

Part-time

19%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

69% White

0% Unknown

16% Black

4% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

10%

Out Of State

87%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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

Median Household Income

$47,296 per year

Campus Life

Housing

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

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,150/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,374/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,374/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cowboys/Cowgirls

School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southland Conference

Total Male Athletes

245

Total Female Athletes

141

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

2

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $8,624 per year for living on campus. McNeese State University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at MSU costs around $3,374 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 41% male and 59% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$38,200/year

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

$0$100,000

$17,562

$31,500

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.

$182 - 327

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.

87%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,421

Students Receiving Federal Grants

33%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,892

Students Receiving State Aid

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,698

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

63%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,640

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$8,476

$30K - $48K

$3,720

$48K - $75K

$3,721

$75K - $110K

$3,474

> $110K

$3,074

The financial aid department of McNeese State University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,853, whereas the financial aid is $4,138. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $4,688, while the institutional aid is $4,138.

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