Total Cost $14,786
Total Enrollment 9,247
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 18 : 1

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
College Ave, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497-0002
(318) 357-6011

Northwestern State University of Louisiana stands on ground that has been dedicated to learning for one hundred twenty-five years. Although, primarily a regional institution, Northwestern also offers an opportunity for education at other satellite locations. Specifically, distance learning is available in Leesville, Shreveport, Alexandria, and Jonesville. Northwestern was the first institution in Louisiana to gain 100 percent accreditation of all eligible academic programs. That designation shows that the academic programs at NSU meet the highest standards set by national accrediting agencies. Life outside the classroom is also an important part of the University. Northwestern offers its students more than 100 more »

Information based on 2010 data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

General Information
Institution Type 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Religious Affiliation Not applicable
Federal Aid Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Degrees/Certificates Offered Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus Setting Town: Remote
Disability Services Student 3% or less
Yearly Application Deadline July 6 for fall November 2 for spring April 5 for summer
Admissions Office Phone 318-357-4078
Admissions Office Email [email protected]
Admissions Office Address 444 Caspari Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497-0002
Admissions Transfer URL
Admissions Website (find financial aid info here)
Application Website
Application Fee $20

In order to be accepted to Northwestern State University of Louisiana, you should have:

  • A High School GPA
  • A High School Record
  • Completed a college prep course
  • SAT and ACT test scores
Test Scores
SAT Reading (25th Percentile) 420
SAT Reading (75th Percentile) 530
SAT Math (25th Percentile) 430
SAT Math (75th Percentile) 568
ACT Composite (25th Percentile) 18
ACT Composite (75th Percentile) 23
ACT English (25th Percentile) 19
ACT English (75th Percentile) 24
ACT Math (25th Percentile) 17
ACT Math (75th Percentile) 23
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