Louisiana Tech University

305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-2000
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Louisiana Tech University is a four-year, public institution in Ruston, La. The university was founded in 1894. Today, U.S. News & World Report ranks Louisiana Tech number 199 in the National Universities category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. Louisiana Tech has a student population of 11,518 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Programs Offered

Louisiana Tech offers more than 80 undergraduate programs and 40 graduate degrees. Areas of study include accounting, agricultural business, animal science, applied physics, aviation management, biology, business economics, communications systems, computer science, cyber engineering, dietetics, electrical engineering, nursing, and speech pathology. Master’s degree programs are available in biology, molecular science and nanotechnology, health informatics, business administration, professional accountancy, education, applied physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, architecture, and history. The Louisiana Tech University Global Campus also offers online bachelor’s degree programs in general studies and health information management. Graduate degree programs are available online in engineering and technology management, English, family and consumer sciences, health information history, and nutrition and dietetics.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Louisiana Tech University since 1927.


Louisiana Tech requires freshman applicants to have at least a core GPA of 2.50 or a composite score of 23 on the ACT or 1050 on the SAT critical reading and math. Applicants must also meet the Louisiana Board of Regents high school core curriculum requirements. Applications are due to the Louisiana Tech University office of admissions by July 31, and SAT or ACT scores are due in by July 1. According to U.S. News & World Report, Louisiana Tech University had a fall acceptance rate of 62.1% in 2011.

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