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 Sam Houston State ($18,552).
  • It is harder to admit to Sam Houston State than NSU.
  • NSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,054) than Sam Houston State (1,045).
  • Sam Houston State has higher submitted ACT score (20) than NSU (20).
  • Sam Houston State has more students with 21,912 students while NSU has 11,447 students.
  • Sam Houston State has more full-time faculties with 804 faculties while NSU has 320 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern State University of Louisiana and Sam Houston State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
NSUSam Houston State
NSUvs.Sam Houston State
Natchitoches, LouisianaLocationHuntsville, Texas
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
Tuition & Fees
86% ($7,774)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)75% ($7,285)
$7,774Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,285
80.29 %Acceptance Rates74.39 %
43.56 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.19 %
1,054SAT Score1,045
20ACT Score21
47 %Graduation Rate58 %
-Transfer-out Rate23 %
76 %Retention Rate79 %
11,447Student Population21,912
320Number of Faculties804
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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