If you are planning on applying to Northwestern State University, the application fee is $20.
Here's an overiew of some of Northwestern State University's admissions stats.
|Northwestern State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||14%|
|Mean SAT Score||1085|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||3%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||88%|
These are the application deadlines for Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Northwestern State University of Louisiana may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Northwestern State University directly for more information about early applications.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Northwestern State University of Louisiana, contact the school directly.
Northwestern State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
What does Northwestern State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Northwestern State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Northwestern State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Northwestern State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Other Requirements||√||college preparatory curriculum|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.35|
Students admitted to Northwestern State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 89.48% submitted a class rank. At Northwestern State University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.
At Northwestern State University of Louisiana, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||17.65%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.43%|
|3.25 and 3.49||22.08%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||20.76%|
|2.00 and 2.49||5.6%|
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 Northwestern State University directly.
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.
Northwestern State University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Northwestern State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 3% of Northwestern State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Northwestern State University applicants, you should strive to score between 928 and 1095 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Northwestern State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1095 and 25% of scored lower than 928, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Northwestern State University student is 1085.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Northwestern State University students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 477.5 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Northwestern State University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 477.5 or higher.
To be most competitive at Northwestern State University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 22 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Northwestern State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.
A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Northwestern State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Northwestern State University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Northwestern State University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Northwestern State University.
Does Northwestern State University accept transfer credits?
✅ Northwestern State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Northwestern State University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Do I have to submit test scores to Northwestern State University?
❌ No, Northwestern State University is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Northwestern State University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Northwestern State University is 86%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Northwestern State University?
🟨 Northwestern State University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northwestern State University is Continuous processing.
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22 and Above
16 to 22
16 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Northwestern State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Northwestern State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1095 and Above
928 to 1095
928 and Less
The median SAT score for Northwestern State University students is 1085. Applicants with SAT scores of 1095 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northwestern State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 928 to 1095 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 928 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northwestern State University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Northwestern State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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