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McNeese State University is a public institution that was founded in 1939. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,802, its setting is city, and the campus size is 98 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. McNeese State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 88. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,383 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,205 (2011-12).
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McNeese State University, a selective admissions institution, provides education, research, and service that support our core values of academic excellence, student success, fiscal responsibility, and university-community alliances. The University's fundamental educational mission is to offer associate, baccalaureate, and specific graduate curricula distinguished by academic excellence. "Excellence with a Personal Touch" is the McNeese motto and McNeese is recognized for its friendly, student-centered atmosphere. Faculty and academic support staff readily provide students with the tools necessary to succeed academically. Students are encouraged to cultivate skills for critical thinking, effective expression, ethical responsibility and civic engagement; and to gain an understanding of the global community. The Write to Excellence initiative is designed to ensure that all students, regardless of their major, can write effectively and appropriately for their discipline and the Writing Center provides support and assistance to all students.
McNeese competes in 16 NCAA men's and women's teams and the Cowboys and Cowgirls have won more than 30 conference championships and made two trips to the football national championship. McNeese is the only university in Louisiana to have a rodeo team. McNeese rodeo students have won nine national titles and two runner-up titles.
McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System, and it is located in Southwest Louisiana, an area known for its culture, food and outdoor activities.
|School type||public, coed college|
Interested in applying to McNeese State University? Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 31. The application fee at McNeese State University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||68.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 31|
The student-faculty ratio at McNeese State University is 21:1, and the school has 36.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at McNeese State University include: General Studies; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Accounting; Engineering, General; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.2 percent.
McNeese State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,802, with a gender distribution of 39.0 percent male students and 61.0 percent female students. McNeese State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
McNeese State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. McNeese State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at McNeese State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$4,383 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$13,205 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,384 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data