The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • NSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($19,460) than McNeese ($16,420).
  • It is harder to admit to McNeese than NSU.
  • McNeese has a higher submitted SAT score (1,054) than NSU (1,054).
  • McNeese has higher submitted ACT score (20) than NSU (20).
  • NSU has more students with 11,447 students while McNeese has 7,284 students.
  • NSU has more full-time faculties with 320 faculties while McNeese has 258 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern State University of Louisiana and McNeese State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
NSUMcNeese
NSUvs.McNeese
Natchitoches, LouisianaLocationLake Charles, Louisiana
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$8,672
Out-Of-State$19,460
Tuition & Fees
In-State$8,382
Out-Of-State$16,420
86% ($7,774)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)84% ($6,283)
$7,774Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,283
80.29 %Acceptance Rates62.24 %
43.56 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)64.36 %
1,054SAT Score1,145
20ACT Score23
47 %Graduation Rate44 %
-Transfer-out Rate28 %
76 %Retention Rate72 %
11,447Student Population7,284
320Number of Faculties258
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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