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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Northwestern State Louisiana is an above-average public university located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,471 undergraduate students. The Northwestern State Louisiana acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 39% of students, Northwestern State Louisiana alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,700.
About Northwestern State University of Louisiana...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71497
Website
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana 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
80%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
900-1110
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$10,503/ 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
$9,429/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,471Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,972
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Fork Em" Demons
    20%
  • Purple. Pridaysss
    20%
  • Career focused and Fork 'em Demons
    18%
  • Happy
    18%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Career Focused
    5%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.78 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Unique. Well rounded. Gratifying experience.
    41%
  • A great place to be.
    20%
  • Online
    20%
  • Cultural
    8%
  • 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
39%
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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The best thing about Northwestern State University is the social activities you can get involved in and meeting different groups of people involved as well. For example; sororities, fraternities, sports, Student activities board, student government, service based groups, honor societies, and lots more! I love everything about this University and meeting my best friends here is amazing too. Everyone is so nice and welcoming.
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I'm a junior at Nsu. So far it's nice, is it amazing? No, but there is not a perfect college. The main thing that sucks at Nsu is the cafeteria food, and the food prices. Especially at the C-store, a chocolate bar is two dollars! Also I wish the campus had better priorities. All of the money is put towards football, which we suck at. So why not put it towards something we're actually good at in CAPA.
I have visited the campus during various summer activities. The campus is easy to navigate, safe, and always clean. There is always someone available to answer your questions. If you happen to get lost, someone will take the time to point you in the right direction. Many of the students are involved in local community activities. Therefore, this campus not only serves the students, but it also serves the community!