Admissions Information

The application fee is $20 for applying undergraduate school and $25 for graduate school at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$25
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedAssociate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 81.98% and the yield is 45.80%. 1,287 men and 2,745 women applied to NSU and 1,060 men and 2,248 women students were accepted. Among them, 469 men and 1,046 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 81.98%82.36%81.89%
Yield 45.80%44.25%46.53%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 77 students (5% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,409 students (93%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 610 and the 25th percentile is 500. The SAT Math score is 600 (75th) and 510 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 24 (75th percentile) and 19 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500610
SAT Math510600
ACT Composite1924
ACT Math1723
ACT English1925
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,080, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
NSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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