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Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate66%
Acceptance Rate66%

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 Overview

Louisiana Tech University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Ruston, Louisiana. LA Tech was founded in 1894 and the school currently enrolls around 11,037 students a year, including 10,053 undergraduate students. LA Tech offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from LA Tech by June 5.

Student Activities at LA Tech

Love music or performing? At LA Tech you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? LA Tech has both 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.

2022 LA Tech Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%
In-State Tuition $7,190
Out-of-State $14,556
Percent of Need Met 68%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,821

Is LA Tech a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what LA Tech offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Louisiana Tech University

It is moderately difficult to get into LA Tech. The acceptance rate at LA Tech is 66%. Out of 7,724 applications received in 2022, 5,085 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at LA Tech

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

Approximately 81% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at LA Techreturn for their sophomore year. Around 60% 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.

Check with LA Tech directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at LA Tech

Tuition 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. First-year students that attend LA Tech full-time are awarded $11,821 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,086 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at LA Tech.

Based on this information, is LA Tech the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is LA Tech a good school for you?

If Louisiana Tech University seems like a school you want to apply to, click the heart button to save it to your college list.

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Where is LA Tech?

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

If you are interested in seeing LA Tech for yourself, be sure to 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

LA Tech ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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27 and Above


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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 27 and above have a good chance of getting into LA Tech. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 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

1100 - 1260


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

LA Tech Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at LA Tech is like? There are approximately 11,037 students enrolled at LA Tech, including 10,053 undergraduate students and 984 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from LA and 11% percent of students are from other states.


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