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About LA Tech

At Louisiana Tech, you are making a great choice no matter what program you choose. While every program may not be the first in the country, we set the standard for dedicated, caring and innovative faculty. Louisiana Tech’s entire community is invested in the success of the University and the individuals that call this place home. In fact, we’ve made it our jobs to be successful and with over 125 years of experience, we’re pretty good at it. From the President to our live mascot, Tech XXII, everyone at Louisiana Tech will welcome you into the fold because, at Louisiana Tech, you belong.

Louisiana Tech University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Ruston, Louisiana. LA Tech was founded in 1894 and now enrolls around 11,126 students a year, including 10,013 undergrads. LA Tech provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at LA Tech! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of LA Tech's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? LA Tech students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? LA Tech has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? LA Tech has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at LA Tech on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at LA Tech on the Student Life page.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by June 5.

2021 LA Tech Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%
In-State Tuition $5,553
Out-of-State $14,466
Percent of Need Met 68%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,165

Is LA Tech a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a better idea of what LA Tech offers and if it could be the right college for you.

LA Tech Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into LA Tech. Around 64% of applicants get into LA Tech each year. Last year, 7,087 students applied to LA Tech and 4,505 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at LA Tech

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at LA Tech, around 81% return for the next year. Around 62% of students who started at LA Tech earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for LA Tech Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at LA Tech

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. LA Tech meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,165 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $23,926 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at LA Tech. Based on this information, how does LA Tech sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is LA Tech a good school for you?

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Where is Louisiana Tech University Located?

LA Tech is located in the small town setting of Ruston, Louisiana.

If you want to see LA Tech for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 20 to Ruston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Monroe Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what LA Tech and Ruston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

LA Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to LA Tech is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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LA Tech ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to LA Tech is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into LA Tech. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

LA Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1260


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

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LA Tech Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at LA Tech is like? There are approximately 11,126 students enrolled at LA Tech, including 10,013 undergraduate students and 1,113 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from LA and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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