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#9 Best Public Universities in Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

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Overview

Student Population
11,081
Northwestern State University of Louisiana overview
Location Natchitoches, Louisiana
Online nsula.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Northwestern State University of Louisiana overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 4,444 prospective students applied, and 3,643 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,560 enrolled in the school.  6,489 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,592 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $5,180 plus fees of $2,742. NSU is ranked 952 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
2/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes

NSU is rated within the lower 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Easy
Northwestern State University of Louisiana overview
SAT 920/1160
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.24
Applications Accepted
82% 
Northwestern State University of Louisiana overview
Applications Due Jul 6, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Louisiana Resident Tuition
$5,180
In State Costs for Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,742
Room and Board $9,410
Budget for Other Expenses$4,040
Total One Year Cost$22,672
Out of State Resident Tuition
$15,968
Out of State Costs for Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,742
Room and Board $9,410
Budget for Other Expenses$4,040
Total One Year Cost$33,460

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$38,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
37% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northwestern State University of Louisiana students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 39%
Health Professions 19%
Business 9%
Psychology 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160038 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern State University of Louisiana.