Public school in Louisiana with 10,600 total undergraduate students

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Cost & scholarships

Your estimated net cost
$ ? / year
In-state
$22,918
Out-of-state
$37,650

Average net cost after aid

Income
Average net cost
$0–30,000
$7,499

$30,001–48,000
$7,566

$48,001–75,000
$10,302

$75,001–110,000
$12,442

Over $110,000
$12,922

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Admissions

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Admissions stats

Applicants & acceptance rate

Overall acceptance rate
63%
Women
59%

Men
66%

Total number of applicants
7,297
Women: 50%
Men: 50%

Accepted students who attend

Yield rate - overall
48%

Application requirements

Accepts Common App
Yes

Considers class rank
Yes

Recommendation letters
Not used

TOEFL Policy (International Applicants)
Recommended

SAT/ACT Testing policy
Required

Which tests students typically submit

SAT: 1%
ACT: 97%
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Students

Enrolled student statistics

Enrolled students

First-year students (full-time)
2,181
Admission policy
Co-ed
Enrolled women:
42%
Enrolled men:
58%
6-year graduation rate
54%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
4 years
6 years
Retention rate
79%

Student diversity

Low diversity
International students
2%
Race & ethnicity diversity among domestic students
Asian and Pacific Islander: 1%
Black: 13%
Hispanic: 4%
Native American: 0%
Other: 10%
White: 71%

Academics

Student faculty ratio
23:1
Calendar system
Quarter

Special academic offering

Study abroad

Credit for AP exams

Offers graduate degree

Academic and career counseling

Majors and Careers

Special focus
None

Has medical school
No

Housing

Commuter College
No

On campus housing
Yes

Sports

D1 Football
Yes

Football conference
Conference USA

D1 Basketball
Yes

Basketball conference
Conference USA

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Location

1310 West Railroad Avenue
Ruston, LA 71272
Campus Setting
Rural

Region
Southeast

Campus culture

Religious Affilliation
None

HBCU
No

Contact information

(318) 257-2000
1310 West Railroad Avenue
Ruston, LA 71272