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Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

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Overview

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a Comprehensive institution located in Natchitoches, LA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 175 Sam Sibley Drive, Recruiting Office
Student Services Center, 1st Floor
Natchitoches, LA  71497
United States
Contact Ms. Jana Lucky
Director of University Recruiting
Email: recruiting@nsula.edu
Phone: 318-357-4503
Fax: 318-357-5567

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/technicians, General Checkmark
Industrial Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling Checkmark
Veterinary/animal Health Technology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,779
Applied
4,057
Accepted
10,297
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

3,290
Females Applied
2,789
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,489
Males Applied
1,268
Males Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.24
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.35
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: College preparatory curriculum

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 555 480 560
SAT Math 555 480 560
ACT Composite 22 19 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,180
In-state
15,968
Out-of-state
5,180
In-district
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Fees

3,492
Full-time student fees
9,799
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

15,595
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,423
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,115
Avg. Loan Aid
4,588
Avg. Grant Aid
8,244
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
67%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

10,297
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.83%
Black or African American 31.34%
White or Caucasian 52.01%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.26%
Asian 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 4.89%
Other 1.32%

Gender

Male (29.2%)
Female (70.8%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 18%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Fling Week, Homecoming Week and Welcome Week

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Activities Board, Student Government Associate and College Panhellenic Council

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer No No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

551
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 320
Part-time - 231
Male - 183
Female - 368
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