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Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

About Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University Overview

Nicholls State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Thibodaux, Louisiana. Nicholls State University was founded in 1948 and presently has around 6,134 students per year year, which includes 6,134 undergrads. Nicholls State University ensures housing for up to 1,582 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 20% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by September 1.

Student Involvement at Nicholls State University

Love music or performing? At Nicholls State University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Nicholls State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Nicholls State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Nicholls State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Nicholls State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Nicholls State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
In-State Tuition $5,852
Out-of-State $6,399
Percent of Need Met 65%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,241

Is Nicholls State University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Nicholls State University offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

Nicholls State University Acceptance Rate 2022

The acceptance rate at Nicholls State University is 94%. Last year, 2,651 students applied to Nicholls State University and 2,484 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Nicholls State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 73% of students who start at Nicholls State University return the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Nicholls State University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Nicholls State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Nicholls State University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Nicholls State University meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,241 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,636 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Nicholls State University.

Based on this information, is Nicholls State University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Nicholls State University a good school for you?

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Where is Nicholls State University Located?

Nicholls State University is located in the small town setting of Thibodaux, Louisiana, less than an hour from New Orleans.

If you want to see Nicholls State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Thibodaux, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Nicholls State University and Thibodaux are like without leaving home.

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College Info

906 East First Street Thibodaux, LA 70310

Campus Setting: Small Town

Nicholls State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Nicholls State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Nicholls State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Nicholls State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

20 to 24

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Nicholls State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Nicholls State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Nicholls State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

440 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

430 - 540

Nicholls State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$18,102

In State

$19,195

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,922
$6,015
Fees
$3,024
$3,024
Housing
$10,156
$10,156
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Nicholls State University is like? There are approximately 6,134 students enrolled at Nicholls State University. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from LA and 5% percent of students are from other states.

81%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,134

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,946

Out-of-State

$9,039

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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