Nicholls State University

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Nicholls State University can be found in Thibodaux, LA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 7,800 students enrolled per year at Nicholls State University.

The majority of students admitted to Nicholls State University had an SAT score within the range of 1311 - 1664, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 20 - 24. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Nicholls State University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. This school has an acceptance rate of about 87 percent with 59 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Nicholls State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Nicholls State University was reported as 86.9% in Fall 2013 with over 2,400 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1311 - 1664
  • ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Nicholls State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Nicholls State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Nicholls State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 78.3%
  • 2010-2011: 77.8%
  • 2011-2012: 84.2%
  • 2012-2013: 91.8%
  • 2013-2014: 86.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 86.1%

How Does Nicholls State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Nicholls State University is fifty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Loyola University-New Orleans87.1%
Xavier University of Louisiana54.4%
Our Lady of the Lake College66.2%
Dillard University35.4%
University of New Orleans50.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Nicholls State University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading437 - 537
Math482 - 607
Writing392 - 520
Total Score1311 - 1664
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math20 - 25
Composite Score20 - 24
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