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McNeese sets priority deadline for scholarship applications for fall 2018

Nov. 15 is the priority deadline for 2018-2019 academic scholarship applications at McNeese State University. “High school seniors should begin the application procedures now for academic scholarships to McNeese,” said Ralynn Castete, director of scholarships at McNeese. “Feb. 15 is the final deadline and the awarding of scholarships is currently underway and will continue until…

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McNeese alumna to make presentation on STEM success and what it takes

Dr. Paula Gant, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Office of International Affairs in the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., will make a presentation – “On Success in STEM: What It Takes for Women/Anyone to Succeed” – at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the SEED Center at McNeese State University. A native of…

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Named One of the Best Regional University in the South

For seven consecutive years

-U.S. News & World Report

Ranked 3rd in Louisiana

Among public and private schools for best average starting salary for graduates


Ranked 3rd in Nation

College of Engineering and Computer Science in Return of Investment

-PayScale, Inc - 2017

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