McNeese State University

Address:
4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone:
337-475-5000
Website:
http://www.mcneese.edu
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About McNeese State University

McNeese State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate7,570
 Graduate1,068
 Total8,638
GenderFemale61%
 Male39%
Student Age% Under 2572%
 % 25 and Over28%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time74%
 % Part-time26%
Race/Ethnicity% White73.4%
 % Black17.3%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino1.3%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown1.0%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal2,903
 % Admitted68%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled67%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT8%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800550 / 800
 SAT Math450 / 800610 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$20
 Graduate Application Fee$20
 In-State Tuition & Fees$3,987
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,659
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid93%
 % Undergraduates with Loans32%
 % Undergraduates with Grants84%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,180
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,236
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,870
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,400
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,400

Neighborhood Data for the Lake Charles Area

Median Age34.9
Median Household Income$35,996
Total Population71,630
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.6% 52.4%
 Age 0-950.1%49.9%
 Age 10-1751.3%48.7%
 Age 18-2449.3%50.7%
 Age 25-2949.0%51.0%
 Age 30-3950.0%50.0%
 40+45.6%54.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White47.7%
 % Black47.0%
 % Asian2.0%
 % Latino2.4%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.6%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,180
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,236
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$536
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50049.2%43.7%17.9%
 $500 to $7494.2%41.6%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%9.2%27.9%
 Over $100046.6%5.5%9.5%
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