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Nicholls State University Admission Requirements

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Chances of getting into Nicholls State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
93.7%
Admission Difficulty for Nicholls State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Nicholls State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,484 out of 2,651 applicants were admitted making Nicholls State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Nicholls State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 52% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Nicholls State University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Nicholls State University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Nicholls State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
2%
SAT Scores for Nicholls State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Nicholls State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 980

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Nicholls State University?

Nicholls State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Nicholls State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >96%
980 to 1090 Avg + 94%-96%
870 to 980 Avg - 90%-94%
760 to 870 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 760 Low <84%
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Nicholls State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for Nicholls State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Nicholls State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Nicholls State University?

Admission data indicates that Nicholls State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Nicholls State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Nicholls State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >96%
22 to 24 Avg + 94%-96%
20 to 22 Avg - 90%-94%
18 to 20 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 18 Low <84%
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Nicholls State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.19
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Nicholls State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Nicholls State University was 3.19 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.19 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Nicholls State University accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Nicholls State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

73% of Nicholls State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Nicholls State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Nicholls State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,608 1,043 2,651
Accepted 1,521 963 2,484
Acceptance Rate 95% 92% 94%
Enrolled 799 502 1,301
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 53% 52% 52%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Nicholls State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Nicholls State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Nicholls State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
S
Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

J
Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi

H
University of Houston Downtown

Houston, Texas

C
Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia

W
University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

F
Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, Georgia

M
Macon State College

Macon, Georgia

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159966 IPEDS survey data for Nicholls State University.

FAQs

Does Nicholls State University prefer SAT or ACT?

2% of students submit their SAT scores to Nicholls State University. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Nicholls State University?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to Nicholls State University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Nicholls State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1090. 2% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Nicholls State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 24. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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