9,452
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,384
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
62
62%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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

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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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 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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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,494
Applied
3,431
Accepted
9,452
Enrolled
62%
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Female Admissions

3,672
Females Applied
2,326
Females Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,822
Males Applied
1,105
Males Accepted
61%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.28
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
Fall freshmen July 6th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 6th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 450 550
SAT Math 450 560
ACT Composite 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

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

3,400
Full-time student fees
9,230
Room & board
5,850
Room only
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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

14,384
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,761
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,087
Avg. Loan Aid
4,232
Avg. Grant Aid
8,658
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
22%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

9,452
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
8%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.06%
Black or African American 28.49%
White or Caucasian 55.76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.56%
Asian 0.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 3.93%
Other 1.85%

Gender

Male (30.76%)
Female (69.24%)

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 Not Reported

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Fling Week, Homecoming Week and Welcome Week

Student Services

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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
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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

469
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 303
Part-time - 166
Male - 176
Female - 293