Universities in Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University


University Information

Location: Ruston, Louisiana
Founded: 1894
Undergraduate Students: 11 300
Campus Type: Rural
Institution Type: Public technical research institution
Website: www.latech.edu

About the University

Louisiana Tech University, colloquially referred to as Louisiana Tech or La. Tech, is a coeducational public research university in Ruston, Louisiana, United States. Louisiana Tech is designated as a Tier One national university by the 2018 U.S. News & World Report college rankings and is the only Tier One national university in the nine-member University of Louisiana System.  It is a space grant college, member of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, is a “R3: Doctoral University with moderate research activity,” according to the Carnegie Foundation Doctoral University.  Louisiana Tech conducts research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Louisiana Tech is one of less than 50 comprehensive research universities in the nation and the only university in Louisiana to be designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Also, the FAA named Louisiana Tech to the National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The university is known for its engineering and science programs.


TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the school’s insurance plan.  

Louisiana Tech students can access online to obtain insurance ID card, check insurance benefits and claim processing. Students may also call Consolidate Health Plans at (877) 657-5030.

Cost: $293.00 for fall, $1,170.00 per year

Living on-campus: University housing is available for single students. LATech encourages students to live on campus to better integrate into university life and to gain more experience using English skills. You may get an application from the Office of International Affairs. Once you arrive on campus, you need to go to the Housing Office to get your room assignment. Most rooms on campus are double rooms. There are a few private rooms, but students must pay more money to get a private room. All students who live on campus must participate in the meal plan. There are several options in selecting meal plans. You can call LA Tech Housing at 318-257-4917 or visit the website.

Cost: $970.00-$2,320.00*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information. (Cost: $1,150.00).

Off-campus Housing: If you choose to live off-campus, it is your responsibility to find housing. The ISO staff will not be able to help you find an apartment.  However they can provide you with a list of phone numbers of apartment management agencies.

The average budget per month is: $400 – 500 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.