Overview

Applicants
2,420
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average HS GPA
3.17

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
24 - 20

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
301
with Terminal Degree
166

152
Women
149
Men
32
Minority
6
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Billy Tauzin
Former US Congressman

Vicki Lawson Romero
CEO of Longview Regional Medical Center

Dr. Craig Walker
CEO and Medical Dir-Cardiovascular Inst of the South

Ken Wells
Correspondents editor of the Wall Street Journal

Chef John Folse
CEO/executive chef of Chef John Folse and Company

Dr. Donald J. Ayo
Retired President of Nicholls State University

Barry C. Melancon
President and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Jun 30

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms Divorced Parent
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,060

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,823

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,572

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,145

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$2,231
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$7,679
Required Fees
$1,364
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,725
Transportation for Commuters
$1,469

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,299
Out of State
4%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
40

Demographics

61% female
39% male
4% are out of state
82% are full time
18% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
20%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
46%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
77

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for the Study of Dyslexia

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Stacey Guidry

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
psychoeducational evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
121
Number of Honor Societies
24

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
6

11% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Colonels)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Women's Sports (Colonels)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
30

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
20%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Computer

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Becky Leblanc-Durocher
Director of Admissions

Address
906 East First St.
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Phone
985-448-4929

Email
nicholls@nicholls.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Admissions Office
Student Union
Ellender Memorial Library
Guidry Stadium


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
nicholls@nicholls.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation


Driving Instructions to Campus
Directions from New Orleans Take Interstate 10 to Interstate 310 Houma / Boutte exit. Follow I-310 over the Hale Boggs Bridge for 8.6 miles. Continue on I-310 and take the Houma exit to the right. It will lead to U.S. Highway 90 West. Continue on U.S. Highway 90 for 13.8 miles to La. Highway 182. Follow La. Highway 182 for 3.8 miles to La. Highway 1, You will cross Bayou Lafourche and turn right at the stoplight. Continue on La. Highway 1 for 13.6 miles to Nicholls State University. You will see the parking circle of Nicholls on the left side of the highway. Directions from Baton Rouge Take Interstate 10 East toward New Orleans. Drive 22.6 miles to exit 182 Donaldsonville / Sorrento. Exit 182 Donaldsonville / Sorrento toward the Sunshine Bridge. Exit right to La. Highway 22. Follow La. Highway 22 to La. Highway 70. There will be a flashing light and a Sunshine Bridge sign. Drive 6/10ths of a mile and turn left at the flashing light onto La. Highway 70. Follow La. Highway 70 for 9.4 miles across the Sunshine Bridge. The Highway will fork. Stay left at the Thibodaux / Napoleonville sign. You come to a four-way stop, continue straight. You will turn left on Spur 70 at the Thibodaux sign. Follow Spur 70 to the four-way stop. Cross Bayou Lafourche and turn left on La. Highway 1. Continue on La. Highway 1 for 21.8 miles to Thibodaux and Nicholls State University. You will see the parking circle of Nicholls to your right. Directions from Lafayette Take Interstate 49 East / La. Highway 90 East. Pass through Morgan City continuing on La. Highway 90 East. Take the Chacahoula / Thibodaux Exit. Turn right on La. Highway 20 East and follow for 6.8 miles. There will be a stoplight at La. Highway 20 and Main Project Road. Continue on La. Highway 20 East under the overpass. Turn right onto La. Highway 20 West. Turn right at the stoplight at La. Highway 648. Turn left onto Audubon Drive at the Nicholls State University sign. Stay on Audubon Drive until you come to the stoplight at La. Highway 1. Turn right on La. Highway 1. You will see the parking circle to your right.
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Key Stats

2,420
Applicants
6,299
Size
82%
Acceptance Rate

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