Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA, USA
3.67 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
62%
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
91%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
94%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,572
Total Number of Undergrads
9,443
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
9%
0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
37%
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
$10,503
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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.
$8,580
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.
$19,368
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.
$9,144
Books and Supplies
$900

Aid & Grants

0
100
22%
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.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,405
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.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,689
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,558

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.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,915
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.
$21,500
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.
$229
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
31%
69%
Student Organizations
103
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
19%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Demons/Lady Demons
School Colors
Purple/White
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
Alexandria
Shreveport
Dallas
Baton Rouge
Houston
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.67 Average Rating
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.
La'Kendria from Natchitoches, LA
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

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