Tuition & Fees

$7,885

$8,979

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
22%
500-599
33%
400-499
45%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
62%
12-17
5%
30-36
10%
24-29
34%
18-23
50%
12-17
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
28%
18-23
51%
12-17
20%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,410
Declined + 161
Total Received 2,571
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Public

5,717

undergraduate students

649

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 6221
ACT 1580

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Location

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 6,366
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)

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Thibodaux, LA

210-acre campus in Thibodaux (population: 14,610), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
42%
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 14% of male students
 
7 sororities 15% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
22%
500-599
33%
400-499
45%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
62%
12-17
5%
30-36
10%
24-29
34%
18-23
50%
12-17
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
28%
18-23
51%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
($30 for international applicants)
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

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,410
Declined + 161
Total Received 2,571

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 Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,900

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,885
Room & board $9,790
Total $17,675
Average Financial Aid - $9,900
Total with Avg. Aid $7,775

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,582,929
State $5,206,473
Institutional $1,867,167
Other external $1,233,994
Total $17,890,563

Non-need-based

Federal $311,990
State $3,438,174
Institutional $1,576,176
Other external $655,795
Total $5,982,135
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 30

Institution's own financial aid form
June 30

State aid form
June 30

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
June 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 985 448-4048
F: 985 448-4124
finaid@nicholls.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Casey Acosta Triche
Director of Financial Aid
casey.triche@nicholls.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Matt Roan (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Dobee Plaisance (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,366

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

5,717
students

Female
64%
3,640

Male
36%
2,077

10%

649
students

Female
78%
504

Male
22%
145

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

4,665
students

Female
64%
2,949

Male
36%
1,716

19%

1,052
students

Female
66%
691

Male
34%
361

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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

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

80%

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

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
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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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