5,695
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,900
Avg. Financial Aid
Non-competitive
Admission Difficulty
88
88%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Nicholls State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Thibodaux, LA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 2004-NSU
Thibodaux, LA  70310
United States
Contact Mrs. Becky L. Durocher
Director of Admissions
Email: nicholls@nicholls.edu
Phone: 985-448-4507
Fax: 985-448-4929

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child-care And Support Services Management Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,424
Applied
2,142
Accepted
5,695
Enrolled
88%
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Female Admissions

1,493
Females Applied
1,336
Females Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

931
Males Applied
806
Males Accepted
87%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.22
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Minimum state core curriculum (19 units), minimum overall GPA of 2.0

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported September 1st Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 22 20 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

4,922
In-state
6,015
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,964
Full-time student fees
9,790
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

9,900
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,845
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,179
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,481
Avg. Loan Aid
3,990
Avg. Grant Aid
6,506
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,695
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
5%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.18%
Black or African American 19.58%
White or Caucasian 66.88%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.93%
Asian 1.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 2.95%
Other 1.84%

Gender

Male (38.3%)
Female (61.7%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 18%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Spring Fest and Family Day

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Student Programming Association, Residence Hall Association and Food Advisory Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Soccer No No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 No
Track And Field No No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
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Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
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Faculty

311
Total Faculty
20:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 257
Part-time - 54
Male - 151
Female - 160