Northwestern State University of LouisianaSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Natchitoches, LA

$8,768

Avg in-state tuition

$19,556

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Northwestern State University of Louisiana

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,900, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 82%. The university offers 35 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 44%, and a student-faculty ratio of 20:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,768, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,556.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

82% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1010-1210

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-24

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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11k

Students Enrolled

82%

Online Student Enrollment

20:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

White

57%

Black

27%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

72%

Socio-economic diversity

53% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

54%

State Grant Aid

78%

Institution Grant Aid

65%

Pell Grant

53%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,271
State Grant Aid $4,209
Institution Grant Aid $4,949
Pell Grant Aid $4,888

Financial Outlook

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$24k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.