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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
University Station La Hwy 1
Thibodaux, LA 70310
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
945-1134
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,169/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,737/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,322/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,027/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,793/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,508/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,605Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Unique.
    52%
  • Entertaining
    35%
  • Calm
    9%
  • Excited
    4%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Friendly.
    59%
  • Unique.
    26%
  • Family
    15%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
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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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!
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I am a freshman this year and I am so glad I chose Nicholls State! My biggest fer coming in was that I would be all alone n campus and it would be difficult to adjust to college life. But everyone at Nicholls and even the surrounding city of Thibodaux is super friendly and they really care about your well being. And the faculty go out of their way to help you get adjusted to college life and the professors are always available if you need extra help with anything. The residence halls are all really nice and some are more laid back (Zerinue, Scholars, Ellender) while other are more on the strict side (Millet) ut they are all really easy to live in. The food is amazing and if you don't like the cafeteria food there are other options that are also really good. Nicholls also has a lot of clubs and my advice is to get involved in as many as you can because its a lot easier to make friends that way. Nicholls also gives away a lot of free food which was a huge bonus for me!
Nicholls State University is a student's home away from home. Joyful faces flood the campus with an amazing student body. There are many amazing opportunities for students of all ages, such as: Sororities, drama club, student government, etc. Staff and Administration on campus are well equipped to help any student with any issue. Incoming freshman have a opportunity to tour campus with a worker and experience an in-detail explanation of what Nicholls has to offer.