Louisiana Tech University
“At Tech you’ll belong. Tech is family.” That’s how one graduate described the Louisiana Tech experience. With its reputation for offering a private-college atmosphere at a public-university price, Tech is one place where students are always remembered, from the faculty who take personal pride in student achievements to the bricks in the alumni walkway that bear graduates’ names.
Founded in 1894, this selective admissions university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and a wide variety of graduate degrees from within its 31 masters’ and 10 doctoral programs.
Tech has 1,592 freshmen and a total 10,607 students, all thriving in a safe and supportive environment where collaborative research opportunities enhance learning alongside extracurricular and NCAA Division I athletic programs that enrich student life. Five colleges offer undergraduate studies while students who opt to pursue postgraduate studies have access to faculty and facilities on the cutting edge of bioinformatics, nanotechnology and information technology as well as in the area of intellectual, social and economic development.
The pedestrian-friendly campus revolves around the oaks-shaded Quad and its gracious gardens, beckoning benches and splashing Lady of the Mist fountain. Other highlights include the 16-story Wyly Tower of Learning, the cutting-edge Institute for Micromanufacturing, the innovative Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, and the imposing, round Thomas Assembly Center.
The 255-acre campus is also home to Tolliver Hall with its popular Java Cyber Café; an Olympic-size, T-shaped swimming pool; two spaces dedicated to the performing arts; the Lambright Sports Center; a nine-hole university golf course; and University Park, an apartment-style community with a signature ballpark view.
The university, which sits on the edge of historic Ruston (population: 22,000), enjoys close ties with its friendly neighbor. Many of Tech’s students are actively engaged in cooperative projects with Ruston businesses and serve in local civic organizations.
DR. LESLIE K. GUICE, PRESIDENT
When arriving on the Tech campus, it does not take one long to see that this is a very special place. From the Lady of the Mist in the Quad, one can glimpse back to a time when the rich tradition of academic excellence was first established by Tech’s founders in 1894.
Less than a hundred yards away in Centennial Plaza, one can see many of our students crossing paths that lead them to traditional yet innovative academic programs in engineering, business, science, education and liberal arts. Some of these paths lead to unique and nationally-recognized programs in nanosystems and cyber engineering, supply chain management, health informatics, and innovative venture research. Journey a little further and one can see other students engaged in signature programs in forestry, agriculture, psychology, aviation and architecture.
Institutional excellence extends from the heart of the Tech campus to its outer most reaches. At one edge of the campus are outstanding intercollegiate athletics and intramural sports facilities, integrated with campus housing and activities focused on student development and wellness. At another edge are premier research facilities and an Enterprise Campus where companies, faculty and students partner in discovery, innovation, and practical training.
Our culture of caring and excellence is a very real part of our campus environment and can be felt upon the first conversation or interaction with our faculty, staff or students. Our students are bright, articulate and committed to serving others through engagement in various activities, thus further contributing to their emergence as leaders upon graduation who can impact every sector of society.
It’s one thing to talk about it, but another entirely to experience it. I invite you to learn more about our institution and to experience the very special place that is Louisiana Tech University.