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#8 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 4,035 prospective students applied, and 3,308 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,515 enrolled in the school.  6,489 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,592 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,180 plus fees of $3,588. NSU is ranked 898 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

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

NSU is rated within the lower 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Northwestern State University of Louisiana within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 1010/1210
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.24
Applications Accepted
82% 
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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$3,588
Room and Board $9,569
Budget for Other Expenses$4,230
Total One Year Cost$23,867
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$3,588
Room and Board $9,569
Budget for Other Expenses$4,230
Total One Year Cost$34,655

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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.

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