What is it Like to Attend Louisiana Tech University?

Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Louisiana Tech University. She specializes in writing tutoring, ACT English tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Louisiana Tech University:

Describe the campus setting and transportation options.

Courtney: Louisiana Tech University was a very student-friendly campus. It offered both on-campus housing and off-campus living options for students, so modes of transportation depended on where students lived.

How available are the professors, academic advisors, and teaching assistants?

Courtney: Professors, advisors, and teaching assistants were always available to help students with whatever they needed.

How would you describe the dorm life—rooms, dining options, location, socialization opportunities with other students, etc.?

Courtney: I commuted all four years while attending Louisiana Tech, so I didn’t experience dorm life. But I felt the school offered a lot of socialization opportunities.

Which majors/programs are best represented and supported? What did you study and why?

Courtney: Engineering and business were the most popular programs at my school. I started as a music education major because of my passion for music. However, I graduated with a degree in business management, because I knew that I would learn valuable skills for any job I wanted in life.

How easy or difficult was it for you to meet people and make friends as a freshman? Does Greek life play a significant role in the campus social life?

Courtney: I immediately made friends as a freshman. I made new friends every year. My first two years I was in Sigma Alpha lota, which is a music fraternity. A lot of my friends did come from this organization; however, most of my friends came from being in band. I did make a lot of friends as a business major as well.

How helpful are the Career Center and other student support services?

Courtney: I never used the Career Center. However, the business department was really great at accommodating students’ needs and being very helpful and understanding.

How are the various study areas, such as libraries, the student union, and dorm lounges?

Courtney: I lived near campus, so I didn’t use the library very much. Campus had a lot of study rooms for students to take advantage of. My favorite place to study was Tolliver. This is mostly a dining area, but it has a lot of room for studying as well. Also, the student center and the tables right outside are a great place to study if you don’t mind the noise.

Describe the surrounding town.

Courtney: Ruston, Louisiana is a very small town. It’s made up of a lot of retired people and college students. Everyone seems to know everyone, and it’s very friendly. They have good food and there’re many events in the downtown Ruston area. I absolutely loved living there.

How big or small is the student body? Were you generally pleased or displeased with the typical class sizes?

Courtney: I was generally pleased with my major-focused classes. Some of the basic classes everyone had to take were pretty large, but once you start taking classes for your major, they’re the perfect size.

Describe one memorable experience with a professor and/or class. Perhaps one you loved the most or one you regret the most.

Courtney: I had a really tough incident of a friend passing away while I was a junior. My dean, who was also one of my teachers, contacted all of my teachers and let me turn in my last assignments two weeks late. She even set special office hours for me to come in and finish up some assignments so that it would work around my schedule. It was a really great experience and showed how much she cared.


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