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Colleges / Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate92%

About Northwestern State University

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a public, state university in the town of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Northwestern State University was founded in 1884. The college currently enrolls around 9,389 students per year, including 8,358 undergraduate students.

Northwestern State University Acceptance Rate

Northwestern State University admitted 92% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 2,740 out of 2,978 total applicants were accepted.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana is located in Natchitoches, Louisiana,.

If you want to see Northwestern State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 49 to Natchitoches, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Alexandria International.

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College Info

715 University Parkway Natchitoches, LA 71497

Campus Setting: Small Town

Northwestern State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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Northwestern State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1120


Math SAT Range

465 - 570


Reading SAT Range

460 - 550

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1120 and Above


950 to 1120


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Northwestern State University students is 1085. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northwestern State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northwestern State University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Northwestern State University is like? There are approximately 9,389 students enrolled at Northwestern State University, including 8,358 undergraduate students and 1,031 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time.


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