Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

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Tuition & Fees

$8,768

$19,556

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
33%
500-599
41%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
20%
500-599
53%
400-499
19%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
60%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

29%

male

71%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,236
Declined 1,853
Total Received 5,089
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Public

9,833

undergraduate students

1,067

graduate students

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School Facts

Northwestern State University of Louisiana, is a public, liberal arts university. Founded in 1884 as the Louisiana State Normal School for women, it adopted coeducation in 1891. Its 940-acre campus is located in Natchitoches.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 10,900
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational

940-acre campus in Natchitoches (population: 18,048), 60 miles southeast of Shreveport; branch campuses in Alexandria, Leesville, and Shreveport. Served by bus; major airports serve Alexandria (50 miles) and Shreveport. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Alexandria International

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
715 University Parkway
Natchitoches
71497

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Board
  • Student Government Associate
  • College Panhellenic Council

Top Events

  • Spring Fling Week
  • Homecoming Week
  • Welcome Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
73%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
33%
500-599
41%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
20%
500-599
53%
400-499
19%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
60%
12-17
14%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Application deadline July 6
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.35

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,236
Declined 1,853
Total Received 5,089

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

academic GPA
class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
talent/ability

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,180
Room & board $9,244
Additional fees $3,588
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $19,312

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Archery, Crew, Fencing

Club Sports Women

Archery, Crew, Fencing

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

10,900

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

9,833
students

Female
71%
6,989

Male
29%
2,844

10%

1,067
students

Female
81%
863

Male
19%
204

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

6,340
students

Female
71%
4,446

Male
29%
1,894

36%

3,493
students

Female
73%
2,543

Male
27%
950

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 28%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
31%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

615

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 6

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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