McNeese State University is a public university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the United States. Founded in 1939 as Lake Charles Junior College, it was renamed McNeese Junior College after John McNeese, an early local educator. It adopted its present name in 1970.
McNeese is part of the University of Louisiana System and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Master's University. U.S. News and World Report designates McNeese as a Tier One Regional University. The selective admissions university consists of six colleges and the Doré School of Graduate Studies. McNeese is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and all programs of study are accredited by their respective national boards.
International students in Louisiana will experience a culture and lifestyle which differs from many other American states. Louisiana is home to several of the South's top-ranked universities, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University. With a pleasant climate, as well as its eccentric and exciting traditions, students who choose to study in Louisiana get a chance to experience some of the South's fastest-growing and most diverse cities.
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