Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

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Tuition & Fees

$8,672

$19,460

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
498
75th
560
25th
480
75th
23
25th
16
75th
21
25th
16
75th
23
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

29%

male

71%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,069
Declined 221
Total Received 4,290
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Public

11,689

undergraduate students

1,330

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 13,019
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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 Setting: Small town

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA
71497

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
498
75th
560
25th
480
75th
23
25th
16
75th
21
25th
16
75th
23
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Other application fee ($30 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) October 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,069
Declined 221
Total Received 4,290

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

86%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,774

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,180
Room $5,404
Board $3,970
Additional fees $3,492
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $19,346
Average Financial Aid - $7,774
Total with Avg. Aid $11,572

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,584,057
State $10,234,081
Institutional $7,005,986
Other external $5,703,621
Total $45,527,745

Non-need-based

Federal $17,792
State $4,470,861
Institutional $1,996,582
Other external $886,051
Total $7,371,286
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 823-3008
F: 318 357-5488
nsufinaid@nsula.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, crew, dodgeball, fencing, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

archery, crew, dodgeball, fencing, soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, flag football, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, walleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Clinical Psychology.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
General Studies.
History, General.
Homeland Security.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Information Science/Studies.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
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, General.
Psychology, General.
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. General Studies
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

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

13,019

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

11,689
students

Female
71%
8,282

Male
29%
3,407

10%

1,330
students

Female
81%
1,079

Male
19%
251

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

59%

6,974
students

Female
71%
4,944

Male
29%
2,030

41%

4,715
students

Female
71%
3,338

Male
29%
1,377

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
27%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.40
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

96%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Countries most often represented Canada
Colombia
France
Honduras
Mexico
Ukraine
Special services offered for international applicants
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