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Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • 4 Year
  • NATCHITOCHES, LA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Northwestern State Louisiana is an above-average public university located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,340 undergraduate students. The Northwestern State Louisiana acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 44% of students, Northwestern State Louisiana alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,700.

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175 SAM SIBLEY DRIVE
NATCHITOCHES, LA 71497
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About Northwestern State Louisiana...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference

Northwestern State University of Louisiana Rankings

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Northwestern State Louisiana Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1210
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,336 / 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
$10,000 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 60 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 78 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 78 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
17
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
16
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    43%
  • On Campus
    20%
  • Online
    37%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,340 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,485
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Career focused and Fork 'em Demons
    23%
  • Fork Em" Demons
    20%
  • Purple. Pridaysss
    20%
  • Happy
    18%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Career Focused
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 82 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Unique. Well rounded. Gratifying experience.
    40%
  • A great place to be.
    21%
  • Online
    21%
  • Cultural
    9%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Family
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 43 responses

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