Louisiana Tech University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University is a public institution with a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. A healthy student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Lady Techsters field 16 varsity teams in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.


  • Total Enrollment: 12,467 (11,185 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male/48% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,185 (in-state); $19,098 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,389
  • Room and Board: $8,577
  • Other Expenses: $3,738
  • Total Cost: $23,889 (in-state); $32,802 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,276
    • Loans: $6,351

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 35%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Louisiana Tech University Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 63%, admissions at Louisiana Tech are moderately competitive. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Louisiana Tech Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 420/470
    • SAT Math: 450/500
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 22/28
    • ACT English: 22/28
    • ACT Math: 21/26

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Louisiana Tech, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Louisiana Tech is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Louisiana Tech, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Louisiana Tech. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Syracuse University, Drexel University, University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy, Temple University, Seton Hall University

Applying to Louisiana Tech

Application Deadline: Rolling

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