Louisiana Tech University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (8)
Overall the professors and staff are nice. School is affordable, program is crap. Hard to keep professors around long enough to have a program that is well defined. New professors are more interested in making a name for themselves and moving on rather than staying and building a sustainable program. I assume the salary is so low most professors can't afford to stay anyway. There is NO freedom in determining your direction of study. While most grad programs give you the freedom to explore and plan your study, Tech gives a strict outline of what you are GOING to study. If you are in the photography program and interested in making work not about Ruston you are out of luck unless you do it on your own time, during breaks rather than during school time. Most students have to rush away on Thursdays, make work and be back in time for class on Monday. Any other times are not available because class time will dominate your schedule. I have heard of other programs allowing students to take a week or so away to make work and then bring it in to be critiqued. here there is no such freedom. Both the quarter system and dominating control of professors are restricting to the point of suffocation. Students are told which classes they will take. In my case I had to take the same class with the same professor the entire three year length of the program ( nine classes) because they wouldn't or couldn't offer any other classes in my field nor grant me the permission for independent study. Grad students have duties such as gallery installation and de-installation which can be useful but many times the workload interferes with grad students study. Rather than making work, you are stuck doing installation or other work for the school. Students must help in these duties or you are threatened with being kicked out of the program. The variety of professors is lacking. Many areas of study only have one professor, i.e.. one painting, photography, drawing. Therefore you get only one point of view and must follow their view of what art is. Overall it is a waste of money, the affordability of the school is not enough to suffer through the horribly shallow program. If I could choose again I would not choose this program.
Small classes, more intimate setting. Was able to spend more one-on-one time with teachers to go over questions and such. Campus small enough to be convenient. VERY POOR parking situation, and have heard that it has gotten worse in recent years. Beautiful campus. VERY conservative. Lots of rules about alcohol, opposite genders, living off campus, meal plans, etc. Good selection of food on campus. Town very small. Few restaurants, stores, entertainment, etc.
It is a smaller school, which has its benefits. I liked that I could call administrators and I would actually talk with a person to get problems resolved. They also work really well at long distance students.
My degree program was fantastic. I loved the time I spent at Louisiana Tech University. I had math professors that loved the subject just as much as I did, and would help me dive into the different aspects of mathematics. It is a great university and I highly recommend it to any one wanting to go to college.
Louisiana Tech is an excellent school. As an alumnus who went to a more "prestigious" university to pursue my graduate degree, I can say that the amount of attention that each student gets at Tech is incredible. The university is serious about making sure that every student receives the attention they need to succeed!
Family and Child studies is an incredible program. It's sole focus is on people. The professors in the department are all absolutely wonderful and all of them have shown that they are willing to help and support any and all students complete the program. It genuinely is like one big happy family.
Louisiana Tech has wonderful instructors that combine rigor and real-life experience along with curriculum.
It was easy to get around campus, good student body, great teachers, peaceful if somewhat boring area.
Start as general education and get your basics down first what you really want to do will come in time.