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McNeese State University is a public institution that was founded in 1939. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,711, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 98 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. McNeese State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 92. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,088 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,170 (2012-13).
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Located in Southwest Louisiana in an area that is known for its friendly people, outdoor recreational opportunities and great food, McNeese is quickly becoming the University of Innovation through the promotion of innovative teaching and learning methodologies, regional partnerships, service-learning opportunities, applied research, cultural engagement and athletic excellence!
Current research by McNeese faculty and students may lead to discoveries of a new class of antibiotics developed with alligator blood, mosquito control strategies, solutions for wetlands erosion, wildlife management, healthier beef and pork products, coastal restoration and innovative ways to use native plants for their natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
McNeese is just the second university in the country to offer the Innovation Engineering Career Accelerator Program, which is designed to help students learn new thinking skills that will help them in the creation, communication and commercialization of innovative ideas. The courses are open to students of any major and teach students how to be innovative in every discipline, every major and endeavor they choose.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to McNeese State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 19. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 19. The application fee at McNeese State University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||60.7%|
|Application deadline||August 19|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 19|
The student-faculty ratio at McNeese State University is 21:1, and the school has 38.5 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; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Engineering, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||16%|
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McNeese State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,711, with a gender distribution of 38.4 percent male students and 61.6 percent female students. McNeese State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|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|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,088 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,170 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,610 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data