Northwestern State University of Louisiana

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College Avenue

Natchitoches, LA 71497

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Phone: (318) 357-6011
2013-2014 Tuition
$6,246
in-state
$16,366
out-of-state
Students
8,312
enrolled
32%
male /
68%
female
Admissions
Jul. 6
application deadline
84.9%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#92 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Summary

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a public institution that was founded in 1884. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,312, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 92. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,246 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,366 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1884
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $10,949,732

Applying

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 84.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 84.9%
Application deadline July 6
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 27

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is 20:1, and the school has 41 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Information not available

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Student Life

Northwestern State University of Louisiana has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,312, with a gender distribution of 32.1 percent male students and 67.9 percent female students. At this school, 18.8 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81.2 percent of students live off campus. Northwestern State University of Louisiana is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 9,447
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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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

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Paying for School

At Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 75.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,483.

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 $6,246 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,366 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,122 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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