With a campus overlooking Chaplin Lake, Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a 4-year public school in northwest Louisiana. NSU confers undergraduate and graduate degrees in 20 academic programs of study. In addition, NSU makes 40 degree-granting programs available entirely online. For a break from classes, NSU is home to an on-campus golf course as well as four intramural sports leagues.
Key Admissions Stats
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This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
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.
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.
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.
Books and Supplies
Aid & Grants
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.
Average Aid Per Year
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.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
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.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
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.
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.
I love my first year at Northwestern State University ! The classes are close, there are plenty opportunities to get involved on campus, and there are great dorms to stay in. I could not have chosen a better choice than this one.
Adrianna from Shreveport, LA
A good school with a wide range of majors. Northwestern has a large, beautiful campus that is well looked after. Has a very active student body that will always be planning events for students.
Travis from Brentwood, TN
northwestern is a wonderful campus with professors who are willing to cater to the students. although it is a smaller campus, this allows the professors to actually interact with all of the students. no one is lost in the back of a classroom.
Angela from Walker, LA
Northwestern is a school that my family has been attending for many years. My grandma, two of my aunts, my dad, my mom, and myself have attended this college (I am still attending and should graduate in2016). My family has spoken very highly of this school and I agree with them completely because they are always ready to help you get to where you need to be to succeed.
Catherine from DeRidder, LA
Northwestern State University is diverse in student body and organizations. There truly is something for everyone here. You can really branch out and grow to the person you're meant to be.
Desiree from Covington, LA
It has a beautiful campus, it's fairly sized, and in a small town. They have the fourth largest nursing program in the Untied States. Another plus is that Northwestern is not very expensive.