Mcneese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
4-year Public university

Overview

Mcneese State University is a public institution established in 1939 with city setting located at Lake Charles. It is ranked 104 in Regional Universities South in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester based academic calender.

#104th in Regional Universities South
Setting
Suburban
Location Lake Charles, Louisiana
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1939
Selectivity Low
Size Medium
6,926 Undergraduates

Learning

21:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/Marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Social Sciences
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$31,658
Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
$9,485
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $7,310
Outstate Tuition Fee $18,386
Room and Board Fees $8,014
$37,300 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

64% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$20 Application Fee
3.36 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

61 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS,PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
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Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
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Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
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Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
May
01
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$9,856 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$-- Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $31,658
98% Students with need received Financial Aid
61% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline: May 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, Institution's own financial aid form

Merit Scholarships

Available
Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $1,750-2,000 per semester + $750-1,500 for meals + $900-1,200 for housing
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria ACT 30-36 OR SAT 1390-1600 and GPA greater than 3.25
Requirement for maintenance 3.00 overall GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline February 15
John McNeese Scholars Award
Total Worth $1,200-1,800 per semester + Up to 750 for meals + $500-900 for housing
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria ACT 25-29 OR SAT 1200-1380 and GPA greater than 3.25
Requirement for maintenance 3.00 overall GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline February 15
Academic Excellence Award
Total Worth $1,000-$1,100 per semester
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria ACT 23-24 OR SAT 1130-1190 and GPA greater than 3.50
Requirement for maintenance 3.00 overall GPA
Separate application needed --
Application deadline February 15

Other Scholarships

Performance Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details Scholarships are offered to students in the following areas: Art, Music Performance (Instrumental and Voice), Band, Debate, Theatre, Cowgirl Kickers, Co-Ed Cheerleaders, Rodeo, The Contraband (student newspaper), The Log (yearbook)
Athletic Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details Men's Sports : Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country and Women's Sports : Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball

Students

6,926 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
68% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
42% Students graduate within 6 years