|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into NSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,308 out of 4,035 applicants were admitted making Northwestern State University of Louisiana an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Northwestern State University of Louisiana typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 46% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Northwestern State University of Louisiana is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwestern State University of Louisiana?
Northwestern State University of Louisiana typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1210 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1110 to 1210||Avg +||82%-89%|
|1010 to 1110||Avg -||73%-82%|
|910 to 1010||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 910||Low||<61%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NSU?
Admission data indicates that NSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #15 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwestern State University of Louisiana.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>90%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||82%-90%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||75%-82%|
|17 to 19||Reach||66%-75%|
|Less than 17||Low||<66%|
What GPA do you need to get into Northwestern State University of Louisiana?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into NSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwestern State University of Louisiana was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.24 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NSU accepts 82% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||18%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||22%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||8%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
75% of Northwestern State University of Louisiana freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||19%|
|Top 25% of class||44%|
|Top 50% of class||75%|
|Bottom 50% of class||25%|
|Bottom 25% of class||7%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||47%||44%||46%|
Applicants have 60 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 6, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwestern State University of Louisiana is $20.
What are the requirements for admission to Northwestern State University of Louisiana and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160038 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
5% of students submit their SAT scores to NSU. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
82% of those who apply are granted admission to NSU. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1210. 5% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.