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Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University was founded in 1894. It is a public research university in Ruston, Louisiana. University is part of the University of Louisiana System. The university has a diversity of students from 47 states and 64 foreign countries.

University History

In 1894 Louisiana Tech University was founded.  Colonel Arthur T. Prescott was elected as the first president of the college. In 1992, Louisiana Tech became selective with admissions. The university increased its admissions criterion four times since 2000 by increasing the minimum overall grade point average, composite ACT score, and class rankings. Louisiana Tech earned recognition from the Louisiana Board of Regents for its graduation rate and retention rate. In 2011, according to a report of the Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana Tech had the second-highest graduation rate among the fourteen public universities in the state of Louisiana, USA. The university became the first in the world to facilitate with a Bachelor of Science degree in nano-system engineering. In 2012, Louisiana Tech also launched the nation's first cyber engineering BS degree.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

Louisiana Tech University has 5 schools and colleges located in its four campuses- Main campus, South campus, Enterprise campus and Barksdale campus. The campuses offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 5 schools and colleges of the Louisiana Tech University are;

  • College of Applied and Natural Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering and Science
  • College of Liberal Arts

University Achievements

Louisiana Tech University is a well-known university in the USA. Times Higher Education and Forbes has ranked it among the top 400 regional universities. Louisiana Tech University ranked 135 in Top Tier National University in 2020 USNWR rankings. Students are offered financial assistance in the form of scholarships. In 2016, Money magazine named Louisiana Tech the best college in Louisiana in their “The Best College in Every State publication”.  

University USP

Louisiana Tech University is known for its major courses like- Biology/Biological Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration and Management, Accounting, Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, Marketing Management and many more courses. Louisiana Tech is ranked 277 among National Universities by US News.

University Notable Alumni

Louisiana Tech University’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. Some of the alumni members of Louisiana Tech University are-

  • Trace Adkins, recorded three Number One country music hits
  • Terry Bradshaw, four-time Super Bowl champion.
  • Kix Brooks, won more CMA and ACM awards than any act in country music history.
  • Karl Malone, two-time NBA Most Valuable Player.
  • Paul Millsap, four-time NBA All-Star.
  • Phil Robertson, founder of Duck Commander, star on television series Duck Dynasty.
  • Will Wright, video game designer and creator of The Sims, the best-selling PC game of all time.

University infrastructure & services


Main Campus-

In 1894, the main campus at Louisiana Tech University was established on 20-acres of land with only two buildings- The Old Main Building and a frame building which was used by the Department of Mechanics. Now, the Main Campus is spread across 280-acres of land with 86 buildings. Ropp Center is the oldest building on Louisiana Tech's main campus. The Quadrangle is the focal point of the Main Campus. The Quad is believed to be one of the most peaceful and beautiful places at Louisiana Tech’s main campus.  The Quad offers students and visitors a quiet location to study and relax. Centennial Plaza is another popular place on the Louisiana Tech’s Main Campus and was built in 1994, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Louisiana Tech's University founding. The campus also has a science museum, A.E. Phillips Lab School, a K-8 school which is recognized as a "Five Star School" by the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Joe D. Waggonner Center for Bipartisan Politics and Public Policy.

South Campus-

South Campus at Louisiana Tech University is located southwest of the main campus in Ruston. It is spread across nearly 900 acres of land. The campus is home to the School of Agricultural Science and Forestry, Center for Rural Development, Equine Center, John D. Griffin Horticultural Garden, and Tech Farm. The Tech Farm’s produced and processed products like; dairy, meat, and plant products are provided to the public. Students studying agriculture or forestry courses in the campus attend classes in Reese Hall, the agricultural laboratory, and in Lomax Hall, the forestry and plant science complex which is a place for the Louisiana Tech Greenhouses, Horticultural Conservatory, and the Spatial Data Laboratory.

Enterprise Campus-

In 2009, Louisiana Tech University constructed the Enterprise Campus which expanded the campus by 50 acres of land. The campus provides research facilities to technology companies and businesses. The Enterprise campus also includes Engineering and Business colleges along with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC). The EIC serves as the central hub for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology's programs and is situated between the College of Business building and Bogard Hall.

Tech Pointe at Enterprise campus is home to Cyberspace Research Laboratory, high-tech companies and start-up technology companies. The campus also provides access to the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, fiber-optic and Internet networks, advanced computing capabilities, and other information technology support which meets the demands of 24/7 high-tech companies and specialized cyber security research programs.

Barksdale Campus-

 Barksdale Campus is a satellite campus at Louisiana Tech University which offers base degree programs since 1965 located Bossier City, Louisiana. The university is collaborated with the Department of the Air Force to provide postsecondary education programs that are designed to meet the need of Air Force officers. The primary focus of the Barksdale campus is to educate Air Force personnel, civilians who are allowed to take part in the classes offered at the Barksdale campus if space is available. All courses offered at Louisiana Tech’s Barksdale campus are taught on-base or online. The administrative offices for the Barksdale Air Force Program are situated in the Base Education Center.


Prescott Memorial Library at Louisiana Tech University is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at Louisiana Tech University. The library has a vast collection of books, e-journals and e-books etc. University libraries are focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings to everyone’s research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs.

Housing services-

On-campus- Louisiana Tech University offers residential communities, where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. Students have an option to reside in the residential suites, the residence halls, Legacy Park apartments and selected apartment commons within University Park and Park Place. There are many residence halls present on campus- Adams Hall, Aswell Hall, Cottingham Hall, Dudley Hall, Graham Hall, Legacy Park, Park Palace, Potts and Robinson Suites and Richardson Hall. The Louisiana Tech University’s residential halls and apartments offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The university’s residence halls are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in university’s residence halls are-

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum
  • 24-hour security and on-call housing staff

Off-campus- Louisiana Tech University assists students in finding off-campus housing near university’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby university.

Medical services-

Louisiana Tech University provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

Louisiana Tech University offers more than 20 students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs at Louisiana Tech University are-

  • American Association of University Women
  • Archery
  • Louisiana Tech Aerospace Club
  • Louisiana Tech Pre-Dental Society
  • Louisiana Tech Precision Flight Team
  • Louisiana Tech Spirit Groups
  • Men’s Club Volleyball
  • The Book Nook Club

University location

201 Mayfield Ave, Ruston, LA 71272, United States

Top Landmarks-

  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Louisiana Military Museum
  • Ruston Farmers Market
  • Lincoln Parish Museum
  • Duncan Park
  • Patton's western Wear
  • Ruston Sports Complex
  • Rock Island Greenway

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

Louisiana Tech University offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
  • Teacher and Leadership Education
  • Speech-Language
  • Pathology
  • Architecture
  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Animal Science
  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • History

Student Support-

 The International Student and Scholar Services office at Louisiana Tech University provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • Immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • Serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • Provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Only people who are enrolled full time in classes or are obtaining a degree are considered to be students for visa purposes. Individual will probably have one of two types of non-immigrant status:

  • F-1 status: Most Louisiana Tech students are in F-1 status.
  • J-1 status: J-1 status is primarily for students who come to the United States during an exchange program, generally for a year or less.

If a person's main purpose at Louisiana Tech University is to work or do research (this includes Ph.D. researchers and research interns), he or she will come to university on H-1B visa. Most nonstudents come to Louisiana in J-1 or H-1B status.

J-1 Scholar status for nonstudents may be used for professors and researchers (who may stay up to five years), specialists in a field (who stay one year or less), and short-term scholars (who stay six months or less). 

International Student Contact-

Office address- International Student Office
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3037
Tolliver Hall Room #229
Ruston, Louisiana 71272

Individuals can also fill inquiry form available on the university’s website to connect with International Student office Desk

Student life

Student society-

Louisiana Tech University’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the Louisiana Tech University put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Louisiana Tech University has over 20+ student organizations, so there is something for each student.

Sports and fitness-

Campus Recreation at  Louisiana Tech University provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. The university offers; Lambright sports & wellness center, intramural sport, aquatics, club sports, bowling alley, fitness rooms, aerobics rooms etc.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the Louisiana Tech University is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need.

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the Louisiana Tech University can easily accommodate a huge population of students. The residence halls include Adams Hall, Aswell Hall, Cottingham Hall, Dudley Hall, Graham Hall, Legacy Park, Park Palace, Potts and Robinson Suites and Richardson Hall. The on-campus housing offers Residential Based Learning Communities on designated floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area.

Food & drink-

Louisiana Tech University provides a dining hall in the heart of campus. Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday to Friday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Dining plan offers different dining options which includes special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available on-campus which provides a huge variety to students.

Short term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the Louisiana Tech University to have fun like-

  • Joe Aillet Stadium
  • Louisiana Military Museum
  • Ruston Farmers Market
  • Lincoln Parish Museum
  • Duncan Park
  • Patton's western Wear
  • Ruston Sports Complex
  • Rock Island Greenway and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part time jobs

The Student Employment Program at Louisiana Tech University provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience which enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

Louisiana Tech University keeps safety at priority. University’s Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Famous courses

The famous courses at Louisiana Tech University are-

  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • General Studies and Humanities
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Cyber-ethics
  • Biology

Campus recruitment


The Career Planning and Placement Office at Louisiana Tech University has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events to provide jobs to students.

Famous companies who recruit directly from Louisiana Tech University –

  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Capitol One
  • CenturyLink
  • General Dynamics
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • FBI
  • KPMG
  • JP Morgan
  • Nissan 

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Louisiana Tech University Programs

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Louisiana Tech University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Louisiana Tech University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: USD 18,000

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Louisiana Tech University Deadlines

Undergraduate: Fall-July 1, Winter-October 1, Spring-January 1, Summer-April 1

Graduate: Fall-June 1, Winter-September 1, Spring-December 1

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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