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.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities316 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies60 Graduates
Radiologic Technician43 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services43 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences41 Graduates
Information Science29 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.78 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.88 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Reviews
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.
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!