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

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  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 A minus
  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 5,694 undergraduate students. The Northwestern State Louisiana acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. 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 DR
NATCHITOCHES, LA 71497
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
96%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1120
ACT Range
16-22
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
$13,500 / 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
$9,347 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 65 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 89 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 89 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
18
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
16
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    13%
  • Online
    51%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,694 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,928
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Career focused and Fork 'em Demons
    27%
  • Fork Em" Demons
    22%
  • Happy
    16%
  • Purple. Pridaysss
    16%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Career Focused
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 93 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
  • Unique. Well rounded. Gratifying experience.
    41%
  • A great place to be.
    22%
  • Online
    17%
  • Cultural
    8%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Liberal
    5%
  • 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. 44 responses

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