Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University Admissions and School Information

Louisiana Tech University is a 4-year, public educational institution located in Ruston. The university currently offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels in business, education, information sciences and many other areas.

General Information about Louisiana Tech University

Established in 1894 as the Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University serves a student population of 10,917. The university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1.

Louisiana Tech is perhaps best known for its athletics programs such as women's basketball and men's football, but the school has also received recognition for its engineering programs. The university's colors are blue and red and its nickname is the bulldogs.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

First-time applicants to Louisiana Tech are encouraged to schedule a campus tour to learn about the programs and financial aid packages. High school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores and a completed application must be submitted for admission into the university. Current admission requirements require that one of the following criteria be met, a 2.5 GPA, a combined critical reading and math score of 1050 on the SAT or a 23 composite score on the ACT or the applicant must be ranked up the upper 25% of his or her class.

Colleges of Louisiana Tech University

College of Applied and Natural Sciences

The College of Applied and Natural Sciences is comprised of nine academic departments. Some of these departments include forestry, environmental science, health information management, human ecology and nursing. The college is also home to the Louisiana Tech Equine Center and the Center for Children and Families.The Center for Children and Families, which is operated by the School of Human Ecology, provides students with the opportunity to teach and conduct research. It is the only center in Louisiana that is approved by the Board of Regents. The Louisiana Tech Equine Center provides facilities where students can learn about the training, breeding and nutrition of horses.

College of Business

Louisiana Tech University's College of Business offers degree programs in accounting, marketing, information systems and economics and finance. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is also home to the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT). The center is run collaboratively by the College of Engineering and Science and the College of Business. The goal of CEnIT is to provide external corporations and businesses the opportunity to partner with the College of Business in developing new advancements that combine information technology with entrepreneurship.

College of Education

The College of Education is comprised of departments in curriculum instruction and leadership, psychology and kinesiology. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs, the college has a number of add-on certifications for education students to help improve teaching skill sets. Education students also have the opportunity to observe classes and practice teaching methods at the A.E. Phillips Laboratory School, a K-8 school located on campus. The Louisiana Department of Education has recognized the A.E. Phillips Laboratory School as a five star school.

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts has undergraduate and graduate degree programs in English, fine arts, interior design, geography and many other areas. The college is also home to the Waggoner Center, which is dedicated to creating effective public policy and civic leadership among the student body. Future plans for the center include internships in Washington D.C. for political science students and public policy workshops taught by former and current Congressional staffers. In addition to these programs, the center also hosts a lecture every year on the importance of bipartisanship and its role on effective public policy.

College of Engineering and Science

The College of Engineering and Science offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, computer science and many other areas. The College of Engineering and Science is home to seven research centers. The Center for Applied Physics Studies provides faculty and upper-level students with the resources to conduct research in the area of advanced particle physics. Researchers at the center have also helped scientists at other well-known laboratories such as the Fermi National Accelerator Lab and the European Center for Particle Physics.

Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Wisteria, Ruston, LA 71272
  • Phone Number: (318) 257-2000