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Study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is also known as NSU. It is a four-year university located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The nursing campus is at Shreveport and the general campuses are situated in Leesville/ Fort Polk and Alexandria. Northwestern State University is a part of the University of Louisiana System. NSU was founded in 1884 as the Louisiana State Normal School. The main purpose of this university was to provide training to teachers. It was the first school in Louisiana to offer degree programs in nursing and business education. The university offers over 50 degree programs in various disciplines for the benefit of the students.

NSU's athletics teams are nicknamed the Demons, with the mascot being "Vic the Demon. " Sports like football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball are commonly played here. National committeewoman Virginia de Gravelles, historian Henry C. Dethloff, and Speaker of the Louisiana House, John B. Fournet are the notable alumni of this university.

Profile of Northwestern State University of Louisiana

NSU is in Natchitoches, LA. Natchitoches is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. NSU issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include nursing and emergency medicine.

NSU Selectivity

Not all applicants to NSU are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 560 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 430 to 545 in 2007.


The most successful professors at NSU are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 9, 037 students study at the school .

Student Life

Students at NSU can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Southland Conference athletics.

NSU Tuition and Affordability

In-state students appreciate the low tuition rate.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Northwestern State University is a responsive, student-oriented institution that is committed to the creation, dissemination, and acquisition of knowledge through teaching, research, and service. The University maintains as its highest priority excellence in teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs. Northwestern State University prepares its students to become productive members of society and promotes economic development and improvements in the quality of life of the citizens in its region. "

NSU Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine370registered nursing, nursing administration
Liberal Arts309general studies, English, history, political science, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, cultural resource management, anthropology, . . .
Education and Teaching297education, physical education teaching, educational administration, elementary school teaching, music teaching, college student Counselling, secondary teaching, early childhood education, . . .
Business and Management151business management, business, accounting
Therapy and Counselling119psychology, clinical psychology, substance abuse Counselling
Family and Social Work83social work, family and consumer science
Security and Law Enforcement78criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Science64biology, chemistry, physics
Engineering Technician51electronics tech, industrial tech
Medical Support and Technology45radiographer, veterinary assistant, clinical lab tech
Hospitality22hospitality management
Computer Science and Engineering21information science
Drama and Performing Arts20drama
Fine Arts16fine arts
Music11music performance
Art Studies10art studies
office and Administration4administrative assistant
Design1design and visual communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical Education

Contact: NSU

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

College Ave

Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002

General Phone: (318) 357-6011


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