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  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 5,231 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Northwestern State Louisiana acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 35% of students, Northwestern State Louisiana alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
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
62%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
880-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,567/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,124/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,515/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,978/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,623/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,743/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,231Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Purple. Pridaysss
    22%
  • Fork Em" Demons
    19%
  • Happy
    19%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Career focused and Fork 'em Demons
    11%
  • Career Focused
    6%
  • Diverse
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.74 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Unique. Well rounded. Gratifying experience.
    42%
  • A great place to be.
    22%
  • Online
    18%
  • Cultural
    9%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Family
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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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!
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Northwestern State has a wonder variety of activities to keep you interested in school. It’s hard to maintain interest in school year after year without the added benefits of the college. There is clubs, sports, groups, and whole student body that’s main focus is activities for student to enjoy. Northwestern State is a very student oriented campus. There is always something going on to meet new people, to play games, to get out of your comfort zone and explore new things.
The only thing I think I would like to see improve is the maps of the campus, there’s so many buildings and so many places to go it’s easy to get lost! Once you learn your way around though, being on campus is so much fun!
I absolutely love going to NSULA! Most of my professors know my name, and are very willing to give you help when asked. Getting involved is very easy, whether it is rushing or an athletic group. There are clubs for almost every major on campus, so you are never alone. Campus is small enough to see familiar faces, but big enough to do your own thing and meet new people. Academics is a important thing to professors and students, I have learned so much in the short time that I have been a student there.