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Location
Pineville, LA
Undergrads
1,088
Tuition
$13,780
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Junior

Academics: I love my major. the work is hard and challenging but still good.

5 College Junior

Academics: The teachers are awesome and they get to know you and are open to help.

3 College Junior

Academics: Registration recently became online and there are a few kinks that are still being worked out. Engineering is not available but there is still a variety of options to choose from.

4 College Junior

Academics: The Pre-Med Department at school is fantastic! Professors have an "open-door" policy and are always there to help! The curriculum is very challenging but they are certainly preparing students for the future.

4 College Junior

Academics: Professors Are Always Availiable and Work With You. Being a psych major has its benefits at LC. The teachers are hands on, and some own their own practice. The faculty is always available during the week. Pretty standard work load with classes like abnormal psychology and developmental psychology. Louisiana College is a religious school so there is a psychology in religion class offered. The curriculum makes it easy to juggle the psych major and any minor of your choosing. The classes are a little cramped but at LC you are more than just a number.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 127th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 197th
    Smartest Professors
  • 221st
    Most Available Classes
  • 248th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 267th
    Best Academic Advisers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Baer
Hometown
Monroe, LA
Major
English
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Louisiana College is known for its tough academic standards, and students are challenged from their first semester by the thorough core curriculum. The school’s strongest programs are biology, nursing, biblical studies, and education. LC’s liberal arts program requires students to take courses in composition, literature, math, science, social studies, religion, philosophy, foreign languages, and physical education. But don’t freak out: LC’s professors form personal relationships with students and are always available to help students who may be struggling. Class assignments are always clearly explained, so if you go to class, you’ll be able to keep up with the course load. Upper-level classes generally have a small number of students, which means you’ll be guaranteed face time with your professors. They’ll know your name, know your learning style, and know how to help you succeed.

Studying is definitely a must if you want to succeed at LC. You should plan to set aside two or three hours a day outside of class to keep up with projects, papers, and tests. Take advantage of both student-led study sessions and your professors’ scheduled office hours. The transition from high school to LC will be more difficult than the transition to a public university, but the results are worth it. LC graduates leave the school prepared to excel in their fields.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
16:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
81
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
33
Total FT Faculty
81
Faculty with Terminal Degree
47%
Average Faculty Salary
$50,855
Full-Time Retention Rate
64%
Part-Time Retention Rate
59%
Graduation Rate
39%
Programs/Majors Offered
66
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 70%
  • 20 to 49 students: 30%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): Yes
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 3%
  • Physical Therapy Technician: 2%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 5%
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other: 17%
Special Study Options
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Online Courses
Louisana College does not offer many online classes. The few courses offered are mostly business classes, so many students choose to take online classes from other universities. Coursework is assigned on the LC Online page, which is accessible via LC's homepage. Students must be sure to keep up with reading and writing assignments. The professors are very accessible and will meet with students in person if the student is struggling with the class. Overall, though, online classes are not popular.
Best Places to Study
  • Cottingham lobby
  • Cottingham study rooms (girls only)
  • Hastings Bookstore
  • Library basement
Tips to Succeed
  • Buy a small wallet to keep your ID card, dorm and post office key, and Secura Key (girls only!) from getting lost or stolen. Be sure to write your cell phone number inside.
  • Get ready for the academic challenge: you need to be prepared to attend class, study hard, and manage your time effectively.
  • Learn your organization style. Experiment with binders, planners, sticky notes, calendars, etc. until you find your best way to stay on top of your assignments.
  • Use every resource available to you. Faculty and staff here at LC are on your side, so take advantage of their help.
Did You Know?
Want to be a doctor when you grow up? LC's reputation is so strong that Tulane's medical school reserves two spots for LC graduates every year.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 12 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 13 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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