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Founded: 1894
Location: Ruston, Louisiana
Type: Four-year selective admissions research university awarding bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
Mission: As a selective-admissions, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and workforce/economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, diverse community of learners.
Total Census Day Enrollment: 11,173 students
Freshman Class: Full-time — 1866 Part-time — 6
Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Average Freshman ACT: 25
IPEDS Retention Rate 81% (Fall 2019 Cohort)
Academic Calendar: Quarter system awarding semester hours. Three quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring) equals two semesters at other universities.
Affordability: Approximately 89% of students receive some form of financial assistance. See Tuition and Fees.
Varsity Sports: 16 varsity sports competing in NCAA Division I – Conference USA.
Campus Community: Louisiana Tech’s pedestrian-friendly campus centers around the Quad with its shady trees and the Lady of the Mist fountain. Ruston, a friendly southern town of approximately 22,000 is home to parks, lakes, and world-class mountain biking trails.