Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches

Natchitoches, LA

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Overview

Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers 230-degree programs and 138 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 73%. The most popular test is SAT - 6% of students submitted it in comparison to 93% of students who submitted ACT. 30.4% are women, and 69.6% are men. 1% percents of international students. Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is 11446$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11743 and $19555 per year. 38% of full-time Northwestern State University of Louisiana students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$11,446
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Northwestern State University of Louisiana students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,083
$30,001 - $48,000$10,791
$48,001 - $75,000$13,015
$75,001 - $110,000$13,668
$110,001+$13,147

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 5220

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    14%

    Types of financial aids

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    6160 of Northwestern State University of Louisiana undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 78 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Northwestern State University of Louisiana number 8 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Louisiana.

    Students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    99.73%
    $10,117
    $30,001 - $48,000
    97.14%
    $8,969
    $48,001 - $75,000
    88.3%
    $7,439
    $75,001 - $110,000
    89.66%
    $6,769
    $110,001+
    86.9%
    $6,233

    Salary After Attending

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    $33,900

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Army

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    38%
    BELOW AVERAGE

    Northwestern State University of Louisiana graduation rate is below the national average.

    38% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Northwestern State University of Louisiana completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    3 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      73%

      In comparison to National Average

      Northwestern State University of Louisiana acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 4% only.

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      73%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Northwestern State University of Louisiana acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 6%.

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      73%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      53%

      Total

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      50%

      Full time

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      2%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      72%

      Part-time retention rate

      31%

      The Northwestern State University of Louisiana full-time retention rate is 72% and part-time retention rate is 31%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Northwestern State University of Louisiana students submitting SAT scores

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      6%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      870 - 1100

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 420 - 550
      Math: 450 - 550
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Northwestern State University of Louisiana students submitting ACT scores

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      93%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      19 - 24

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 19 - 25
      Math: 17 - 23
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

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      For the High School Class of 2016:
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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      20:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      120
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      1%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Northwestern State University of Louisiana the biggest percent of students are enrolled in some but not all distance education courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Northwestern State University of Louisiana and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Louisiana.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by University Parkway address in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Northwestern State University of Louisiana with 0.48% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers 230 programs in total: 104 are for Bachelor's degree, 60 - for Master's degree, 36 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 18 - for Associate's degree, and 9 are Post-master's certificate.

      This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 130 universities in Louisiana state, with one of the highest number of Postbaccalaureate certificate. Northwestern State University of Louisiana is one of the few institutions in Louisiana that offers an Associate's degree program.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 138 distance learning programs that are offered in the Northwestern State University of Louisiana: 48 are for Master's degree, 42 - for Bachelor's degree, 33 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for Post-master's certificate and 3 are Associate's degree.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Louisiana state average data to help you compare.

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      Northwestern State University of Louisiana provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6557 students with 196695 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 690 with 16570 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 270 students.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Northwestern State University of Louisiana

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      My father teaches here...

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Harvard may be the Harvard of the United States, but NSU is the Harvard of the world.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Some of the school affiliates have been very nice and helpful, especially with getting some of my credits from my other school to take care of some of their requirements. I only had 1 bad experience and that's with a lady from the Financial Aid office. I called because I didn't understand a requirement and not for an attitude. Plan to try to just finish up my degree ASAP, but if I can find a different school I will definitely transfer. Overall, I still like NSU.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Great university in a small Historic town. Employees are always helpful.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Northwestern State is my Alma Mater. I had a great experience there earning my degree, and also met and married my wife of 51 years. We both have enjoyed the friends we made there. We have returned for 2 Golden Jubilee celebrations which were great and allowed us to renew friendships from our days at NSU.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: University Parkway

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +3183576011

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: nsula.edu

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