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Quick Facts

Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana (SMSA pop. 75,000)

Founded: September 1939

Enrollment: 8,162 

Campus: 121-acre main campus, 503-acre McNeese Farm, a 65-acre athletic complex, Louisiana Environmental Research Center, the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center and over 1,400 of donated farm property used for research and farming.

Mascot: Cowboys

School Colors: Blue and Gold
Frequent Phone Numbers
Unit  Number
Admissions and Recruiting (Campus Tours) 337-475-5504
Financial Aid 337-475-5065
Scholarships 337-475-5140
Registrar 337-475-5356
Basic Studies 337-475-5135
Orientation 337-475-5135
Housing 337-475-5606
Bookstore 337-475-5494
IT Help Desk 337-475-5995
Athletics Ticket Office 337-562-4678
University Police 337-475-5711
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 Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Professions, Science, the Division of General and Basic Studies, and the Doré School of Graduate Studies. McNeese is home to a diverse population of students from the state of Louisiana, the United States, and around the world.

McNeese State University is one of nine universities within the University of Louisiana System, one of the largest public higher education systems in the United States.