• Address: 175 Sam Sibley Dr Natchitoches, LA 71497

  • Phone Number: 318-357-6011

  • Website: https://www.nsula.edu/

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Natchitoches, Louisiana

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002021

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

JRCERT, CCNE, CSWE, NCATE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.nsula.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 20: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 70 % Part Time: 42 %
Total Population 9,819
Student Population Full Time: 5,457 Part Time: 4,362
Gender Division Male: 30 % Female: 70 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 33 %

The College Monk

Female: 37 %

Total Graduation Rate: 35 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) offers 104 online programs across 17 Majors

Accounting

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 6 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 14 programs accross 4 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 43 programs accross 5 degrees

History

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Arts

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Literature

Offering 6 programs accross 1 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 7 programs accross 3 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 6 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 6 programs accross 2 degrees

Engineering

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) Acceptance Rate is 62%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $20
Graduate Application Fee $25

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 5,180
Total Applicants Admitted 3,201
Applicants Enrolled 1,462
Full time Applicants Enrolled 1,211
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 251
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 322
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,359
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 22%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 93%
SAT Math 485 average 420 - 550 range
SAT Critical Reading 500 average 450 - 550 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,679 Undergraduate, U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. May 1st, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,736 Undergraduate, U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. May 1st, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,736 Undergraduate or Graduate, Students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school, 3.25 CGPA. May 1st, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $1,736 Students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Must be ineligible for the Pell Grant May 1st, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,368 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time. May 1st, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,368 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time. May 1st, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $7,593 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Dependent students. May 1st, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Satisfactory academic progress. May 1st, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
GO Grant $4,414 State resident, need-based. Varies
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Louisiana’s Taylor Opportunity Program (TOPS) $4,414 Louisana resident, minimum high school GPA of 2.50 Varies
Start $4,414 State resident Varies
Early Start $4,414 State resident Varies
Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship $4,414 State resident must be practicing in forestry, wildlife, or marine science. Varies
Purple Prestige Transfer Scholarship $1,500 Student must be PTK graduate, Have completed an associate’s degree no earlier than Spring 2017, Enroll full-time at NSU the semester after their completion of an associate’s degree Varies

Data Source: https://www.nsula.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Academic scholarship $4,480 It is based on academic performance and the achievement as measured by grades and/or specified test scores. March 1st, 2019
NSU Foundation Scholarship $4,480 Need-based grant must be enrolled full-time March 1st, 2019
Performance scholarship $4,480 Student must be enrolled at least full-time March 1st, 2019
Athletic $4,480 Awards based primarily on the individual evaluation performed by the Athletic Department in compliance with current NCAA regulations. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.nsula.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post-9/11 GI Bill $6,012 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,221 Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: https://www.nsula.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $12,124
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,515
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,978
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,623
Over $110,000 $13,743

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 39% $4,211
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 90% $8,405
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 52% $4,689
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 49% $4,558
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 57% $5,915
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 57% $5,631
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 11,567
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 306 $4,757
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 210 $5,374
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 96 $3,408

Data Source: https://www.nsula.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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