McNeese State University Reviews

3.83 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
  • Lake Charles (LA)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,898
89% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Malerie Limoges - 6/25/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018
"This is a great university overall. I enjoyed my time very much at McNeese. The atmosphere is great and so are the students, faculty, and staff. The campus is not very large or intimidating, but it is not extremely small either. I think it is a great size. It leaves you enough time to get to classes on time. The professors are pretty good overall. I felt that nearly all of my professors wanted the best for me and truly wanted me to succeed in their class. Many of my professors were extremely passionate about teaching and the subjects they were teaching. The only complaints I have are that the campus has a major parking issue. It is extremely difficult to find a parking spot most days. Also, there are hardly any resources available for finding jobs once you graduate. Before I graduated, I tried to go to the bookstore and use their resources to help with finding career opportunities, but there were none. They claimed there was a section of staff made to help you, but I saw none of this. They made you feel like you were left all alone in that aspect. I had a wonderful experience in the end. I loved the town of Lake Charles. I feel like it was the greatest college experience that I could have asked for. I would not go anywhere else if I had the chance. I wanted to get my graduate degree at McNeese, but needed something online. Unfortunately, they do not offer online graduate programs. I would suggest for anyone to attend this college if they have the opportunity,"
3.6 out of 5 stars
Malerie Limoges - 6/25/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018
"This is a great university overall. I enjoyed my time very much at McNeese. The atmosphere is great and so are the students, faculty, and staff. The campus is not very large or intimidating, but it is not extremely small either. I think it is a great size. It leaves you enough time to get to classes on time. The professors are pretty good overall. I felt that nearly all of my professors wanted the best for me and truly wanted me to succeed in their class. Many of my professors were extremely passionate about teaching and the subjects they were teaching. The only complaints I have are that the campus has a major parking issue. It is extremely difficult to find a parking spot most days. Also, there are hardly any resources available for finding jobs once you graduate. Before I graduated, I tried to go to the bookstore and use their resources to help with finding career opportunities, but there were none. They claimed there was a section of staff made to help you, but I saw none of this. They made you feel like you were left all alone in that aspect. I had a wonderful experience in the end. I loved the town of Lake Charles. I feel like it was the greatest college experience that I could have asked for. I would not go anywhere else if I had the chance. I wanted to get my graduate degree at McNeese, but needed something online. Unfortunately, they do not offer online graduate programs. I would suggest for anyone to attend this college if they have the opportunity,"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Steven Dabelow - 3/28/2017
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017
"McNeese State University is a unique school in that it offers an awesome education without requiring an extreme amount of loans/money. For what you pay, which is not much when compared to most other universities, the education that you receive and the opportunities available to you after commencement makes McNeese well worth it."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Dylan Coats - 3/28/2017
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015
"McNeese State University is a small college with a very big heart. The professors and instructors in the math department truly care for the well being of every student. Professors go out of their way to make sure a student is comfortable to a subject and even spend large amounts of time helping a single student out of class time. I have seen more than one professor stay till well after everyone else is gone to help a single student with a subject they are having difficulty with. Being apart of the math department at McNeese makes me so proud because I know I was apart of helping people understand something may people have a lot of trouble with. The members of the math department at McNeese also care about more than just what happens in their department when students are involved. I personally have been helped many times figuring out what should be done in a situation that has nothing to do the the department itself and never felt like I was a burden. McNeese is such a great environment to learn, I would not have gone any other place."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Ty Suwure - 3/18/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016
"McNeese was an excellent University. I was able to land a job directly out of college. I am excited to continue on with McNeese State University for my Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. The professors are friendly and extremely accomplished professionals in their respective fields. I loved the smaller classroom sizes as well as the plethora of online options available to students."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Alex F. DeLarge - 5/2/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"My program is a non-degree seeking one and I will be done with my course work as of this Wednesday. The classes I have taken are going to grant me an Educational Diagnostician add-on certification which means that I will be able to test potential special education students and coordinate any necessary services. these services can range from Speech to Occupational Therapy services. My classes have mainly fallen under the Special Education umbrella, but I have also taken a few Psychology and general Education courses for this add-on. I have learned a great deal about testing students, and especially about how to test them to ensure that their scores are both reliable and valid which will offer scores with fidelity."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Marie - 5/1/2016
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"The M.A.T. program at McNeese did not meet expectations. While there were a few classes that were helpful, overall I feel unsatisfied at the completion of my program. Most of my classes were simply a completion of assignments with minimal guidance from the professor. I learned the most from my last semester of student teaching, but that was because of my cooperating teacher and the school that I was in. Even upon entering this semester, I felt unprepared for that student teaching experience, The entire thing on McNeese's part was very unorganized in my opinion, but I was able to keep myself organized and the Education Department did a good job of responding to questions. And my student teaching has taught me the most, and I feel ready to start a career because of it. My concern with the school is in the financial department. I had many issues with delayed charges. I was not communicated with about additional charges that blind sided me half-way through the semester. This happened every semester of my entire program. Although the people I spoke with when I tried to find a solution were very kind and handled it well, they could not do anything for me. I was very unsatisfied. On the other hand, McNeese did a great job sending email updates about campus activities, safety protocols, and job opportunities. I felt very informed as far as non-academic student life was concerned."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/4/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012
"McNeese State University has solid financial stewardship, academic excellence, exciting cultural and athletic opportunities, sustainable growth, and unlimited potential. The student body is diverse-hailing from a wide variety of geographical regions, ethnicities, religions, philosophies, and points of view. Southwest Louisiana culture is a rich jambalaya of colorful festivals, fine food, musical happenings, and an atmosphere of family fun and hospitality."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Dana C. - 5/29/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"If you are getting a psychology degree, be open to getting your masters. You can get a job with a psych degree but it may be 2 more difficult. However, don't let that deter you. Psychology is a great field and it has a lot of opportunities. McNeese had a great department with internship (some paid) opportunities, a variety of different electives, and a great staff of professors that were always there to support you. The curriculum was very helpful in that it included statistics and research courses that will help you become a better professional whether or not you become a researcher. It also had a requirement that you had to have a minor of 15 hours. You can use this however you see fit and you can shape it to help you in your career."
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