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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Nicholls State is a public university located in Thibodaux, Louisiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,893 undergraduate students. The Nicholls State acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Engineering Technician, and Nursing. Graduating 45% of students, Nicholls State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
University Station La Hwy 1
Thibodaux, LA 70310
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference

Nicholls State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Nicholls State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1090
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,496/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,142/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    39%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,893Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
971
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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  • Unique.
    52%
  • Entertaining
    32%
  • Calm
    12%
  • Excited
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Friendly.
    55%
  • Unique.
    21%
  • Family
    18%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Nicholls State University Reviews

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Based off of my experience at Nicholls State University, I can comfortably rate it with a 5-Star, Excellent review. The classes are relatively small in size, anywhere from 30-175 students in undergraduate courses. I feel the class size contributes to more efficient learning and communication amongst professors and students. If living on campus is something you are interested in, they have accommodating options such as family housing; not to mention, the food is AMAZING!
I would comfortably recommend Nicholls' friendly and educational campus to anyone, as it has become a wonderful home-away-from-home for myself.
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Nicholls State Univeristy is a great univeristy if you’re looking for an amazing college experience. The teachers and administration provide the students with the tools necessary to succeed. The teachers know most of the students by name ( 20:1). My college experience has been fun. Nicholls provides over 100 clubs that you can join. If there’s not a club that you like, you can CREATE your own. (Bass fishing team, now ranked nationally)
Greek life is very unique at Nicholls. The Greek students focus on being successful in the classroom and helping out the community.
Nicholls State University is definitely growing in popularity. The Nicholls football team has had two great season (back-to-back) almost upsetting the Georgia Bulldogs(26-26) and losing to Texas A&M on a close battle game that A&M took in the 4th qtr. (24-14)
If you’re looking to have a great college experience filled with many clubs or organizations to join , and a great friendly community, come to Nicholls!
Do not come here if you want to work in top-ranking companies out-of-state further along the road. In my opinion, Nicholls is only for people who want to probably get a job in-state/nearby for the rest of their lives. No one here has high-reaching goals.

The school's Education, Nursing, and maaaaaybe Business programs are the only ones worth anything. The music department is EXTREMELY under-developed, Art is excellent if you're wanting to focus on traditional mediums vs. computer animation.

I only had two teachers in the Mass Communications (my major) department that I felt like 1. cared 2. prepared me for an actual career. Other than that, highly disorganized, don't know their own curriculum, and never answer emails.

Coursework is very basic, there's no student orgs except poorly organized greek life and SGA, dorms are ok, and good luck finding stuff to do nearby that's not drinking downtown.

Really make sure if you actually want to go here. I transferred after my second year.