Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU)

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NSU can be found in Natchitoches, LA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. NSU has an enrollment of about 11,000 students.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score between 1010 - 1210 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. 82% of all applicants are accepted to Northwestern State University of Louisiana, from which 46 percent choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 73%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Northwestern State University of Louisiana was reported as 82.0% in Fall 2020 with over 4,030 applications submitted to NSU. 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

  • NSU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • NSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Northwestern State University of Louisiana?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Northwestern State University of Louisiana, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 Northwestern State University of Louisiana has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.8%
  • 2017-2018: 80.3%
  • 2018-2019: 80.5%
  • 2019-2020: 82.0%
  • Projected NSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 73.1%

How Does Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for NSU is forty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Grambling State University97.2%
Louisiana State University-Shreveport83.9%
Louisiana Tech University64.1%
University of Louisiana-Monroe80.0%
Stephen F Austin State University68.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math510 - 600
Total Score1010 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math17 - 23
Composite Score19 - 24
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