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Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1884
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 8,248
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $6,496,325
Admissions Address

College Avenue
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Website

http://www.nsula.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@nsula.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: July 6
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms. Andrea Maley
Admissions office telephone: (800) 426-3754
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 6
Decision sent by: Other
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: None
Room deposit: $75 (Nonrefundable)
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 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 1 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 17 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: 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: July 27
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
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: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very 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: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: 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: Less 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: 2,895
Total acceptances: 2,519
Total freshman enrollment: 1,379
 
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: 1,059
Male acceptances: 900
Male freshman enrollment: 486
 
Female applicants: 1,836
Female acceptances: 1,619
Female freshman enrollment: 893
Out-of-state freshmen: 10%
 
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: 14%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 68%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 94%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 9%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 420 – 555
Math: 420 – 550
Combined: 840 – 1105

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.7% 2.6%
600-699 11.1% 11.1%
500-599 24.8% 33.3%
400-499 45.3% 40.2%
300-399 16.2% 11.1%
200-299 0.9% 1.7%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 90%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 24
Math: 17 – 22
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 1.8% 4.8% 1.2%
24-29 17.3% 23.4% 13.8%
18-23 59.5% 50.1% 50.5%
12-17 21.4% 20.9% 34.3%
6-11 0.0% 0.8% 0.2%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

 



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