Overview

Applicants
2,633
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average HS GPA
3.16

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
435 - 550
SAT Math
435 - 555
ACT Composite
19 - 23

Deadlines


Regular
July 6

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
515
with Terminal Degree
231

293
Women
222
Men
48
Minority
13
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
87%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,338

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,050

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,761

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,710

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,922

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

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Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Nursing Sch Grant
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need Sch Grant Other
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant
Need United Negro College Fund
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Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,078
Out of State
9%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
34

Demographics

68% female
32% male
9% are out of state
66% are full time
34% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
18%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
56%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
81

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
93
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
7

10% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Demons)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Demons)
8 Sports

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

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Louisiana Tech University (At Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport)

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
50

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
57

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

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
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

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

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Ashlee Crooks Hewitt
Asst.Dir. of Univ. Recr. for High School Relations

Address
South Hall
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Phone
800-426-3754

Email
recruiting@nsula.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wellness, Recreation, and Activity Center
Student Union
University Place Apartments
University Columns Apartments
BCM/CSO/Wellesley Foundation

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Natchitoches - Front Street
Steel Magnolia's sites
Plantations
Cane River Lake
Fort St. Jean the Baptiste

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon - Fri
8:00 - 5:00
800-426-3754

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: At the student's convenience
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
At the student's convenience

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Recruiting Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
recruiting@nsula.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Office of University Recruiting

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Buses, Alexandria airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Shreveport: Take I-49 South to Exit 138 From Alexandria: Take I-49 North to Exit 138 From Lafayette: Take I-49 North to Exit 138 From Baton Rouge: Take I-10 West to Lafayette, I-49 North to Exit 138 From New Orleans: Take I-10 West to Baton Rouge, I-10 West to Lafayette, I-49 North to Exit 138 From Monroe: Take I-20 West to Shreveport, I-49 South to Exit 138 From Lake Charles: Take 171 North to Many, Hwy. 6 East to Natchitoches From Leesville: Take 117 North to Hagewood, Hwy. 6 to Natchitoches

Local Accommodations
Please see link below