Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Address:
College Ave, Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
Phone:
318-357-6011
Website:
http://www.nsula.edu/
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About Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the education field. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are full time students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate8,141
 Graduate1,106
 Total9,247
GenderFemale67%
 Male33%
Student Age% Under 2562%
 % 25 and Over38%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time61%
 % Part-time39%
Race/Ethnicity% White61.5%
 % Black27.4%
 % Asian1.0%
 % Latino2.0%
 % Native American2.0%
 % Race Unknown5.4%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal2,643
 % Admitted83%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled52%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800560 / 800
 SAT Math440 / 800560 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$20
 Graduate Application Fee$20
 In-State Tuition & Fees$4,461
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,203
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid94%
 % Undergraduates with Loans50%
 % Undergraduates with Grants85%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,021
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,236
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,868
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,398
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,398

Neighborhood Data for the Natchitoches Area

Median Age27.4
Median Household Income$26,570
Total Population18,156
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total45.7% 54.3%
 Age 0-949.6%50.4%
 Age 10-1750.6%49.4%
 Age 18-2442.9%57.1%
 Age 25-2946.8%53.2%
 Age 30-3950.8%49.2%
 40+47.1%52.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White37.8%
 % Black59.1%
 % Asian0.7%
 % Latino1.9%
 % Native American0.8%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,021
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,236
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$427
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50040.4%57.9%22.0%
 $500 to $7490.0%30.2%0.0%
 $750 to $99943.4%9.2%18.1%
 Over $100016.2%2.7%3.4%
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