|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
Can I get into NSU? The school has a 80% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,540 out of 4,409 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. Northwestern State University of Louisiana typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1180|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwestern State University of Louisiana?
Northwestern State University of Louisiana typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1180 and Above||Good||>87%|
|1080 to 1180||Avg +||80%-87%|
|980 to 1080||Avg -||70%-80%|
|880 to 980||Reach||58%-70%|
|Less than 880||Low||<58%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|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|
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>88%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||80%-88%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||72%-80%|
|17 to 19||Reach||63%-72%|
|Less than 17||Low||<63%|
You will need about average high school grades to get into Northwestern State University of Louisiana. 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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.24 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NSU accepts 80% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
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)||43%||44%||44%|
Applicants have 105 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jul 6, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to NSU before the Jul 6 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|May 4||May 17|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Apr 13||Apr 23|
|Jun 8||Jun 18|
What are the requirements for admission to Northwestern State University of Louisiana and what considerations affect 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.