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Northwestern State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Northwestern State University Women's Crew Team

Northwestern State University Women's Crew Team

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Northwestern State University Description:

Northwestern State University is a public university in Natchitoches, Louisiana, a city located a little over an hour southeast of Shreveport. The university is made up of five colleges and the Graduate School. High achieving students should look into NSU's Scholars' College. The program offers qualified students greater interaction with faculty, seminar-style classes, and significant scholarships and fee waivers. Business, nursing and psychology are all quite popular with undergraduates. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active at Northwestern -- students can choose from over 100 student organizations including the Spirit of NSU Marching Band and an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Northwestern State University Demons compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. The university fields 14 Division I sports.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,447 (8,312 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 32% Male / 68% Female
  • 64% Full-time

Scholarships for Northwestern State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,557 (in-state); $14,923 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,511
  • Other Expenses: $2,998
  • Total Cost: $17,266 (in-state); $26,632

Northwestern State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,723
    • Loans: $5,392

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Northwestern State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://oir.nsula.edu/assets/Mission.pdf

"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."

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