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Nicholls State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1948
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,130
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $7,760,624
Admissions Address

PO Box 2004, University Station
Thibodaux, LA 70310

Website

http://www.nicholls.edu

Admissions E-mail

nicholls@nicholls.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Becky Leblanc-Durocher
Admissions office telephone: (985) 448-4507
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $20
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 1 1
History 2 2
Academic electives N/A 7
Total academic units 17 23

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Required
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 87%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 87%
Total applicants: 2,075
Total acceptances: 1,815
Total freshman enrollment: 1,119
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 780
Male acceptances: 668
Male freshman enrollment: 432
 
Female applicants: 1,295
Female acceptances: 1,147
Female freshman enrollment: 687
Out-of-state freshmen: 4%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 37%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 46%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 61%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 94%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 0%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 97%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 23
Math: 19 – 24
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 6.0% 2.0%
24-29 19.0% 24.0% 17.0%
18-23 61.0% 52.0% 53.0%
12-17 15.0% 15.0% 25.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%

 



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