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About McNeese State University

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.

Students & Faculty

  • 10,410Total Students
  • 3,986Male Students
  • 6,424Female Students
  • 485Total Intl Students
  • 287Intl Male Students
  • 198Intl Female Students
  • 897Total Faculty
  • 498Male Faculty
  • 399Female Faculty
  • 21:1Student/Fac Ratio


total applicants

admitted (1903)

enrolled (1332)

SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Neither required nor recommended
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Agriculture, General
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Information Technology
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Nutrition Sciences
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management


Total Students


Student Ratio
Female 62%
Male 38%


Total Faculty


Student/Faculty Ratio
21 : 1


Estimated Cost



Google Hangout and Info Session

"Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck!"

We hung out with McNeese State University on Feb. 5, 2014! Preble Girard, the Director of International Programs at McNeese State University gave an informational presentation about getting the most bang for your buck when choosing a college, and why McNeese State University could be the perfect university for you.

To contact Preble directly, fill out the form on the McNeese State University profile.

4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609-2215
P: (337) 475-5000
F: (337) 475-5012

Studying in Louisiana

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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