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Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a public institution that was founded in 1884. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,080, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 916 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northwestern State University of Louisiana's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,972 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,542 (2011-12).
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Northwestern State University is a responsive, student-oriented institution that is committed to the creation, dissemination, and acquisition of knowledge through teaching, research, and service. The University maintains as its highest priority excellence in teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs. Northwestern State University will prepare its students to become productive members of society and will promote economic development and improvements in the quality of life of the citizens in its region.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Northwestern State University of Louisiana, it's important to note the application deadline is July 6. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 27. The application fee at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||82.4%|
|Application deadline||July 6|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 27|
The student-faculty ratio at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is 19:1, and the school has 44.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northwestern State University of Louisiana include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.5 percent.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,080, with a gender distribution of 32.0 percent male students and 68.0 percent female students. At this school, 18.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81.7 percent of students live off campus. Northwestern State University of Louisiana is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Northwestern State University of Louisiana also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 68.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,564.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$4,972 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$13,542 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$7,350 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data