McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

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McNeese State University

McNeese State University

McNeese State University Student Essentials

McNeese State University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Cowboys/Cowgirls
Website: www.mcneese.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 5,088
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 15,170
Retention Rate: 68%
Enrollment: 10,181
Year Established: 1939

About McNeese State University

McNeese State University is a private university that’s large enough to offer a range of academic offerings and just small enough to foster an intimate learning environment.

Located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, McNesse State was ranked a Tier 2 Regional University by U.S. News and World Report and has been categorized as a Master’s University by The Carnegie Foundation.

McNeese State offers over 70 degree programs through the colleges of Education, Business, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Science and the Division of General and Basic Studies. McNeese is also home to the Dore School of Graduate Studies.

With a relatively small student body, McNeese is just small enough to allow for individual attention in the classroom and a tightly-knit community atmosphere.

Students at McNeese may benefit from such extracurricular offerings as its nationally recognized speech and debate team, participation in the award-winning student yearbook, or the student newspaper, as well as involvement in student clubs and athletics.

Student services at McNeese include housing and dining services, career services, a counseling center, disability services, financial aid, a writing center student employment opportunities and a student health center.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave McNeese State University 3 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

The school has a beautiful quad area that is great for squirrel watching or studying. The campus is easy to navigate, but finding parking is horrible unless you are staff/junior/senior. Best bet would be to pay the extra $35-$40 at the off campus church groups if you don't want to have to hike to campus. The campus police are very snotty and uncaring; any offense is a reason to recieve a ticket. There are some great, caring and passionate professors, but there are some that feel that the more students that can be failed, then their job is complete. Be prepared for tuition hikes (usually in the range of $75-$100) every semster. Take advantage of the free lunches offered by off campus church groups like Baptist Collegiate Ministry and Wesley Foundation. There are two more that offer free lunches, but I do not know the names. Each of these groups have their lunches on different days of the week so trying all of them is possible. These groups are also great ways to make friends and socialize with other students. You don't have to commit to their organization; just show up for food and fun.


McNeese State University Map & Location

McNeese State University
4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605


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Getting Around McNeese State University

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Lake Charles, LA

Winter
Dec
64
44
Jan
61
42
Feb
65
46
Spring
Mar
71
51
Apr
78
58
May
85
67
Summer
Jun
89
73
Jul
91
75
Aug
92
74
Fall
Sep
88
69
Oct
81
59
Nov
72
51

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 8,859
Freshman Class 1,332
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 10,181

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 20%
  • Caucasian: 75%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 2%
African American 20%
Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 60%
Men 40%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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