700 West California Avenue Ruston, LA 71272 1-318-257-2000
http://www.latech.edu bulldog@latech.edu
About Louisiana Tech University
  • Year of Foundation 1894
  • Size of Campus 2,042 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Calendar Type Quarter
  • Undergraduate Population 9,276
  • App. Deadlines July 31
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 3,921 in-state, 9,362 out-of-state
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 20
Founded in 1894 Location-Ruston, LA 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 economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Association of Indian Students, International Students Asso. , Minority Student Organization, Society of Distinguished Black Women, National Society of Black Engineers, United African-American Men, National Organization of
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 8
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 8
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Spring Fling, International Student Day, Academic Excellence Week
  • Number of students in fraternities 8
  • Percent students who are frat members 7%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Alpha Phi Mu, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Epsilon, Eta Kappa Nu, Eta Mu Sigma, Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key International Honor Society, Omega Chi Epsilon, Omega Tau Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa,
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asso. of Baptist Students, Asso. of Catholic Tech Students, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, C4, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christian Student Center, College Life, Episcopal Canterbury Association, Fellowship of Christian
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 9%
  • Distance to nearest airport Monroe (40), Shreveport (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Jackson (150)
  • Distance to nearest bus Ruston (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 13%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 64%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 66%
  • Number of students using college housing 32%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 96%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 10%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 11%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (42%), men's dorms (48%), fraternity housing (1%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (7%), special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 25
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 511
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 1,077
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 47,343
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 4,000
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities U. S. Government Regional Documents Depository, Electronic Reference Center, Electronic Classroom, Student Technology Laboratory, Forestry Library, American Foreign Policy Center, Department of Special Collections, Manuscripts, and Archives, US GS Deposito
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,945,155
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums LA Tech Museum, LA Tech Arboretum, LA Tech Planetarium, Idea Place Children's Museum
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,803
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Basic Services Provided women's center, health service, health insurance, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 574,505
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 3,000
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 200
  • Student Computer Availability No
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Grambling State University)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Exxon/Mobil, Peat Marwick
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 12%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,500
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A