Tuition & Fees

$7,349

$18,280

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,164
Declined + 235
Total Received 2,399
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Public

5,494

undergraduate students

670

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
43%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
17%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
26%
400-499
53%
300-399
13%
200-299
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
66%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
31%
18-23
54%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
28%
18-23
56%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Nicholls State University, founded in 1948, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, University College, and the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. Its 210-acre campus, formerly part of the historic Acadia Plantation, is located within the Mississippi River Valley, in Thibodaux.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,164
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Thibodaux, LA

210-acre campus in Thibodaux (population: 14,565), 60 miles from New Orleans; seven satellite campuses. Served by bus; major airport and train serve New Orleans; smaller airport serves Baton Rouge (75 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Nicholls State University
906 East First Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
45%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 12% of male students
 
7 sororities 14% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
43%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
17%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
26%
400-499
53%
300-399
13%
200-299
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
66%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
31%
18-23
54%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
28%
18-23
56%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,164
Declined + 235
Total Received 2,399

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Becky Leblanc-Durocher
Director of Admissions
P: 985 448-4507
F: 985 448-4929
nicholls@nicholls.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,349
Room $6,200
Board $3,290
Total $16,839
Average Financial Aid - $8,948
Total with Avg. Aid $7,891

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,948

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,392,171
State $632,461
Institutional $1,985,570
Other external $1,295,067
Total $13,305,269

Non-need-based

Federal $262,348
State $5,030,481
Institutional $1,718,156
Other external $569,472
Total $7,580,457

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Colonels
School colors
maroon and grey
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biology
Biology/Environmental Biology
Biology/General
Biology/Marine Biology
Biology/Microbiology
Biology/Pre-Medical Technology
Biology/Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental
Biology/Pre-Occupational Therapy
Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy
Biology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Business Administration
Business Administration/General Business
Business Administration/Multinational Business
Business Administration/Pre-Law
Chemistry/Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental
Chemistry/Professional
Child Development/Pre-school Management
Communicative Disorders
Community/Technical College Mathematics
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Culinary Arts
Curriculum/Instruction/Early Childhood Education
Curriculum/Instruction/Elementary Education
Curriculum/Instruction/Learning Disability
Curriculum/Instruction/Secondary
Dietetics/Culinary Nutrition
Dietetics/General
Educational Leadership/Higher Education Administration
Educational Leadership/K-12 School Leadership
Elementary Education/1-5 Certification
Elementary Education/4-8 Certification
Elementary Education/P-3 Certification
English
English/Creative Writing
English/Technical/Professional Writing
Family/Social Services
Finance
General Studies
Geomatics
Government
Government/Criminal Justice
Health Sciences/Athletic Training Science
Health Sciences/Cardiovascular Technology
Health Sciences/Supervision/Management
Health Sciences/Wellness/Sports Science
History
Human Performance Education
Intervention Education
Management/General Business
Management/Human Resources
Marine/Environmental Biology
Marketing/General
Marketing/Professional Sales
Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism
Mass Communications/Print Journalism
Mass Communications/Public Relations
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Petroleum Services
Pre-School Management
Psychological Counseling
Psychology
Safety Technology
School Psychology
Science Education
Sociology
Sociology/Family/Youth Advocacy
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Undergraduate

89%

5,494
students

Female
63%
3,462

Male
37%
2,032

Graduate

11%

670
students

Female
79%
529

Male
21%
141

undergraduateFull-time

83%

4,591
students

Female
63%
2,883

Male
37%
1,708

undergraduatePart-time

17%

903
students

Female
65%
579

Male
35%
324

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

40

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Countries most often represented Canada
France
Jamaica
Mexico
Nepal
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Marilyn Gonzalez
Assistant Director of International Student Admissions
985 448-7038
marilyn.gonzalez@nicholls.edu

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