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Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA
University Website: www.nsula.edu/
Apply Online: www2.nsula.edu/
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) is a four-year public university primarily situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States, with a nursing campus in Shreveport and general campuses in Leesville/Fort Polk and Alexandria. It is a part of the University of Louisiana System.

NSU was founded in 1884 as the Louisiana State Normal School to train teachers. It was the first school in Louisiana to offer degree programs in nursing and business education. NSU, along with numerous other state colleges, gained university status in 1970 during the administration of President Arnold R. Kilpatrick, a Northwestern alumnus who served from 1966-1978. Kilpatrick succeeded the 12-year president, John S. Kyser, a native of El Paso, Illinois.

NSU was one of the first six colleges to enter into NASA's Joint Venture Program ("JOVE"). Students worked with NASA scientists to help analyze data and do research for the 1996 Space Shuttle Columbia shuttle mission.

NSU also hosts Louisiana's designated honors college in the liberal arts and sciences, called the Louisiana Scholars' College. The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, a state supported residential high school for sophomores, juniors and seniors, is also located on the campus. It was a brainchild of former State Representative Jimmy D. Long of Natchitoches, who also attended NSU.

NSU currently offers more than 50 degree programs and complete accreditation of all of its accreditable degree programs. Fall 2011 total enrollment was 9,191 (8,080 undergraduates), a decline from Fall 2004's record enrollment of 10,546. NSU also claims more than 70,000 alumni.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $12,010.00 avg tuition

University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
(318) 357-6011

Apply online Admissions:
admissions.nsula.edu/
Financial Aid:
financialaid.nsula.edu/

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Statistics:
Applied 2,756
Admitted 2,270 82%
Enrolled total 1,222
Full Time: 1,144
Part Time 78
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 435 570
SAT Math 470 560
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 23
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 69%
4-year graduation rate 17%
6-year graduation rate 36%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $3,440.00 $3,440.00 $12,010.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,532.00 $1,532.00 $1,532.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $240.00 $240.00 $240.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,220.00 $4,220.00 $12,790.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,409.00 $1,409.00 $1,409.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $288.00 $288.00 $654.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $7,300.00 $8,326.00 $3,435.00
Other Expenses $2,888.00 $3,435.00 $3,435.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $20.00
Graduate Application Fee $20.00
Books and Supplies $1,200.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 94%
Percent receiving grant aid 89%
Avg amount of grant aid $7,669.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 55%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,093.00

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General X
Business Administration and Management, General X
Business/Commerce, General X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Journalism X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Information Science/Studies X
EDUCATION
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching X
Biology Teacher Education X
Business Teacher Education X
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X
Education, General X
Education, Other X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Secondary Education and Teaching X X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician X X
Industrial Technology/Technician X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer X X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X X
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling X
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant X
HISTORY
History, General X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Police Science X
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis X X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Physical Sciences X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Clinical Psychology X
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music Performance, General X X

Scholarships for Students in Louisiana

Name Amount Deadline
ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship $3,000 December 01, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016

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