About Lake Area Technical Institute

Founded in 1965, Lake Area Technical Institute. is a college. Located in South Dakota, which is a city setting in South Dakota, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,061 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Lake Area Technical Institute Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 107 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lake Area Technical Institute include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at LATI are considered , with ,4% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lake Area Technical Institute.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
83%
“We know about current events and vote”
17%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
33%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
17%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
83%
“We know about current events and vote”
17%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
33%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
17%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    3 Students rated off-campus housing 4.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    7 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    7 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    7 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    7 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    7 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    7 Students rated academics 4.7 stars. 86 % gave the school a 5.0.

Lake Area Technical Institute REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Lake Area Technical Institute?

6 Students rated Lake Area Technical Institute

Megan - 05/30/2019

I would recommend this college to anyone who is looking to have a successful college experience. The instructors are always willing to help you out with no matter what it may be.its also very easy to find your classes. It’s like a home away from home.

Tallie - 03/07/2019

As a soon to be student, the life on the Lake Area Campus is one where you feel welcomed. Coming from a small high school, Lake Area is a great transition if you aren't wanting to go to one of the four year universities in the state. This is a place where you are able to learn in a small, tight knit environment so you don't have to worry about not being able to get any help or knowing who your teachers and advisers are.

Morgan - 07/26/2018

I love LATI! It is such a great school with so many things to get involved in and great staff! There is not any on campus housing but the school does everything they can to help students find affordable living. They also help students find jobs for students while they are in school and out!

Brianna - 07/09/2018

Lake Area Technical Institute is amazing. I have been a tutor for a year now, and I have met many different people in different programs. I learned that some teachers struggle with teaching basic subjects such as; intermediate algebra, chemistry, and microbiology. The people I tutor need one on one time to learn some of these subjects, but they are not getting it.

Lake Area Technical Institute FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Lake Area Technical Institute?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lake Area Technical Institute is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are open, honest, and keep my program interesting.

    Read all  1 answers
  3. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Wow, what wouldn't I tell my senior self? I would say work harder and play less. Grades do matter and be honest with your teachers. Don't skip class, you never know what you may have learned that day. Ask questions. You get out of your education what you put into it, and in the long run the hard work will be worth it. I would also tell myself to only take out loans if absolutely necessary, and never take the overage for more then books. You will have to pay those loans back some day. College is not a walk in the park, but it will give your self-esteem the biggest boost you could ever imagine.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

47%

female

53%

male

2,061

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

19%

Out-Of-State

81%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
N/A
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
92%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending Lake Area Technical Institute receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 84% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$5,076

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,400

Books and Supplies

$6,700

Room and Board

13,176

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,583
$30 - $48K
$10,854
$48 - $75K
$12,964
$75 - $110K
$14,661
$110K & UP
$14,571

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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