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McNeese State is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a two-year division of Louisiana State University in 1939, it gained university status in 1970. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Science. Its 171-acre campus is located in Lake Charles, 80 miles west of New Orleans.

Website: www.mcneese.edu/

Public
Co-ed
5,795
Undergraduate
Students
(%Not Reported) Women
(%Not Reported) Men
632
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 2,352 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,706
Out-of-state: $29,744
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,102
Out-of-state: $16,140
Room and Board
$8,624
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$9,856
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
263
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Lake Charles Population
74,024
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cowboy
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
17.2% Black/African-American
4.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.5% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
6.6% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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