McNeese State University

country rank  751
world rank  2088

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University Overview

Founded in 1939, McNeese State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Lake Charles (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Louisiana. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, McNeese State University (McNeese) is a medium-sized (EduListing enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. McNeese State University (McNeese) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 80 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym McNeese
Founded 1939
Motto Excellence With A Personal Touch
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles (population range: 50,000-249,999)
70609-2215 Louisiana
United States
T +1 (337) 475 5000
F +1 (337) 475 5012

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Box 92495
Lake Charles 70609-2495
+1 (337) 475 5147
800 662 3352

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to McNeese State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • ABAI Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • ACS American Chemical Society
  • ACEND Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • CACREP Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • CAEP Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • CCNE- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • EAC-ABET Inc Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc
  • JRCERT Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • NAACLS National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • NASAD- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • NASM National Association of Schools of Music

Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Louisiana System
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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