Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA, USA
3.90 Average Rating

Nicholls State University is a public institution with “selective” admissions located in the rural town of Thibodaux, Louisiana, 50 miles west of New Orleans. The institution is named after Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls, a brigadier general for the confederacy in the civil war, a two-time Louisiana governor, and chief justice to the Louisiana Supreme Court. In addition to its main campus, Nicholls State University also offers online degree programs and courses, as well as a partnership with Fletcher Technical Community College.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
94%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
96%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
97%
Submitting ACT
1%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1030
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
6,366
Total Number of Undergrads
5,717
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
46%
40-99 Students
14%
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,896
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,952
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,045
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,754
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
89%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,735
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
89%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,627
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,102

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,452
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,270
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$215
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
78
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
17%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Colonels
School Colors
Grey/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southland Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Houma
New Orleans
Baton Rouge
Houston
Lafayette
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
a school surrounded by a supporting community. the teachers are very nice and always willing to help you. very friendly and warm people work and attend nicholls so it is easy to make friends.
Sara from Lake Charles, LA
nicholls is a terrific school for art students. i am one, and i love how diverse and welcoming our campus is; as i've remarked to a friend from another state, you know your classmates are awesome when all you have to do is say the game. and half the students start laughing and the other half moans.
Alexis from Napoleonville, LA
nicholls state is a great overall university. the art, nursing, education and culinary departments are among the best in the country. for personal one on one attention with a large school academics, go to nicholls state university.
Candice from Thibodaux, LA
Nicholls State University is an awesome place to meet new people, learn, and to get a degree from. Nicholls offers different sports, activities, and clubs that are available for students to enjoy themselves and meet new people. Nicholls also now has the new Recreation Center, where there are tons of opportunities for exercise, playing sports, and interacting with others.
Abbie from Des Allemands, LA
Amazing people.
Amazing place.
Amazing education.
Nicholls Student from New Orleans, LA
The staff is respectful and extremely helpful, especially when you're lost. The professors are there to help you grow and get your money's worth. Fellow students are sometimes quiet, but almost always friendly.
Faith from Morgan City, LA