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Quick Facts

Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana (SMSA pop. 175,000)

Founded: September 1939

Enrollment: 8,941

Campus: 121-acre main campus, 503-acre MSU Farm, a 65-acre athletic plant and student apartment complex, Louisiana Environmental Research Center, Burton Coliseum and nearly 1,600 of donated farm property used for research, farming and ranching.

Mascot: Cowboys

School Colors: Blue and Gold
Frequent Phone Numbers
Unit  Number
Enrollment Information Center 337-475-5504
Financial Aid 337-475-5065
Scholarships 337-475-5140
Admissions/Registrar 337-475-5356
Basic Studies 337-475-5135
Orientation 337-475-5135
Housing 337-475-5606
Athletics 337-475-5215
Toll Free 1-800-622-3352

McNeese State University is an evolving comprehensive university with the primary educational mission to provide a wide range of baccalaureate and carefully selected graduate curricula, distinguished by academic excellence. Fundamental to this mission is the faculty commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative scholarly activity.

At McNeese, students can choose from more than 75 degree programs offered by the Colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Science, the Division of General and Basic Studies, and the Doré School of Graduate Studies. There are students from 56 parishes, 34 states and 49 countries.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System, one of the largest public higher education systems in the United States. The system includes eight universities, which serve more than 80,000 students and employs almost 4,000 full-time faculty.