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 9,600 students.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score between 873 - 1068 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. 84% of all applicants are accepted to Northwestern State University of Louisiana, from which 52 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Northwestern State University of Louisiana was reported as 84.0% in Fall 2013 with over 2,810 college 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 staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 80.9%
  • 2010-2011: 83.2%
  • 2011-2012: 82.4%
  • 2012-2013: 84.9%
  • 2013-2014: 84.0%
  • Projected NSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 83.7%

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

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for NSU is fifty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Louisiana College74.2%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria60.7%
Grambling State University43.6%
Louisiana State University-Shreveport83.5%
University of Louisiana-Monroe77.2%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math17 - 23
Composite Score19 - 24
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