Northwestern State University of Louisiana


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Northwestern State University of Louisiana

In-state Tuition

$3,602 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$9,680 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

July 6

Application fee


Educational Resources


Mildred Hart Bailey, Melrose Collection, Caroline Dormon, Robert DeBlieux, Sterling Cook, Chamber of Commerce, Joe Dellmon (photographs), Francois Mignon, Giles Millspaugh, James Register, Federal Writers Project, Ghost Moving, Joe Henry, Egan Family, Postcard Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 765,833 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,446 current serial subscriptions.
  • 612,585 microforms.
  • 2,919 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Williamson(Native American Craft), National Center for Preservation of Technology and Training, Louisiana Creole Heritage Center, Louisiana Folklife Center, Louisiana Regional Folklife Center, The Space Science Group



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

    Student accommodations

    • Email accounts are available to all students.
    • Internet access is available to all students.
    • Student web-pages are permitted.
    • Online class registration is available.

    Wireless Internet Hotspots

    • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas



    nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance


    reading, math, writing, study skills


    minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological


    on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training

    Campus Safety

    24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

    Campus Life



    • The school offers housing for students.
    • 20% of students live in school housing.
    • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

    Types of housing available

    • 63% of housing units are Doubles.
    • 37% of housing units are Apartments.


      • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
      • Popular events on campus: Homecoming Week, Diversity University, Big Easy Week, Demon Daze, Let’s Talk About . . . , Greek Week
      • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
      • In total, there are about 78 organizations on campus.
      • Honor societies: Blue Key, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of Omega, Rho Lambda, Alpha Lambda Delta, Epsilon Delta Pi, Purple Jackets
      • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Omega, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Catholic Student Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Foundation, Latter Day Saints Institute, Chi Alpha, Numinous
      • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African American Caucas, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi
      • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Lifted Voices, Photography Club, NSU Helping Hands, College Democrats, College Republicans, SGA, Many Others – See NSU website
      • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Current Sauce (Weekly)


      • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Shreveport, LA (80), Alexandria, LA (60)
      • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Shreveport, LA (80)
      • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Natchitoches, LA (2)
      • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
      • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


      • School employment is available.
      • 11% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,207
      • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

      Greek Life

      • There are 10 fraternities
      • 4 fraternity houses
      • 9% of students are fraternity members
      • There are 8 sororities
      • 3 sorority houses
      • 5% of students are sorority members.


      • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
      • Navy ROTC: Not offered
      • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
      • Additional Policies

        class attendance mandatory, honor code, hazing prohibited

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