Northwestern State University of Louisiana Overview
Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a public institution situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Natchitoches draws many to the area.
What Is Northwestern State University of Louisiana Known For?
- The highest award offered at NSU is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
NSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards NSU has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Northwestern State University of Louisiana?
Contact details for NSU are given below.
|Address:||175 Sam Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002|
How Do I Get Into NSU?
You can apply to NSU online at: www.nsula.edu/admissions/
Admission Requirements for NSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into NSU?
Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.
Average Test Scores
About 2% of students accepted to NSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 550. Math scores were between 450 and 560.
Can I Afford Northwestern State University of Louisiana?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NSU, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,921 a year. That adds up to $23,684 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at NSU is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,075 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,340 full-time undergraduates at NSU, 30% are male and 70% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwestern State University of Louisiana students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,999|
|Hispanic or Latino||489|
Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 29 countries are represented at NSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Colombia, France, and Honduras.
Online Learning at Northwestern State University of Louisiana
The following chart shows how the online learning population at NSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of NSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana was 10.9%. This is the #1,278 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NSU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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