Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU)

University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana, a public institution, offers a large number of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, it resides in a rural setting for students to study in. Approximately 9,200 students are enrolled yearly at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

Students can choose from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. A score in a range of 905 - 1130 on the SAT, or 19 - 24 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. NSU admits roughly 80 percent of applicants yearly. Of those accepted, nearly 54 percent attended the school. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs around $5,500 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $15,000 for the year. Housing is available for students and costs around $5,200 annually. NSU may provide financial aid for students who are eligible as grants and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Northwestern State University of Louisiana through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students may visit the NSU website to see a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates NSU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Northwestern State University of Louisiana has a total student population of about 9,200. The student body is made up of 88% undergraduate students and 14% graduate students.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $5,200-$6,200
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,160
  • Per unit charges are around $390 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$9,811
Receiving Student Loans59%$6,117
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Northwestern State University of Louisiana may offer student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of NSU is close to 37%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years17%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Northwestern State University of Louisiana

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Campus: Shreveport School of Nursing in Shreveport, LA.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1974)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2003)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2003)

Intercollegiate Athletics

NSU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southland Conference)
  • Basketball (Southland Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southland Conference)
  • Football (Southland Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    83.97%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    98%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    20:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    92

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $7,438