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Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%

Nicholls State University Admissions

Nicholls State University admitted 94% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 2,651 students applied to Nicholls State University and 2,484 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Nicholls State University, the application fee costs $20.

Students who submit their applications to Nicholls State University for fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 1.

Nicholls State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Nicholls State University's admissions stats.

Nicholls State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Nicholls State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Nicholls State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Nicholls State University?

Nicholls State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Nicholls State University

For more information on transferring to Nicholls State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Nicholls State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong. Curious about the factors that are considered by Nicholls State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Nicholls State University for more information on admission factors.

Nicholls State University Application Requirements

To apply to Nicholls State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Nicholls State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements Immunization record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Nicholls State University?

Students admitted to Nicholls State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 95% submitted a class rank. At Nicholls State University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Nicholls State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Nicholls State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Nicholls State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Nicholls State University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by August 28.

Nicholls State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Nicholls State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Nicholls State University.

Does Nicholls State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Nicholls State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Nicholls State University?

✅ Nicholls State University is not test optional.

What is Nicholls State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Nicholls State University is 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Nicholls State University?

❌ Nicholls State University does not offer early decision.

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Nicholls State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Nicholls State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Nicholls State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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