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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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Nicholls State is an above-average public university located in Thibodaux, Louisiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,662 undergraduate students. The Nicholls State acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Engineering Technician, and Nursing. Graduating 47% of students, Nicholls State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
About Nicholls State University...
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
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1180
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,896/ 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
$6,735/ 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
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,662Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,023
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Unique.
    48%
  • Entertaining
    32%
  • Calm
    8%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Excited
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
39%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Friendly.
    55%
  • Unique.
    24%
  • Family
    21%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ 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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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!
Upon applying for Nicholls state university, my parents and myself took a tour of the Campus together. We talked to admissions office, took a golf cart tour of grounds, and also toured housing. The deciding factor that had us all sold on Nicholls was the nursing department. The technology that the nursing department possessed far surpassed anything we had seen at different universities. It offered hospital-like training facilities complete with electronic simulators and high tech mannequin patients . The college is clean. The dorms feel cozy and safe for students. The atmosphere is full of southern hospitality and feels like home. The city of Thibodaux has some of the best places to eat, shop, and a beautiful library full of resources, a beautiful museum. The pride of the students in the college is highly displayed. It seems easy to be involved in many activities, clubs, and organizations. I can’t wait to begin my journey with NSU.