Northwestern State University of Louisiana: Narrative Description

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350 Sam Sibley Dr.
Natchitoches, LA 71497
Tel: (318)357-6361
Free: 800-327-1903
Admissions: (318)357-4078
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Louisiana System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1884. Setting: 916-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3321 per student. Total enrollment: 10,546. Faculty: 578 (303 full-time, 275 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 3,992 applied, 91% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 58% from top half. 39 valedictorians. Full-time: 6,950 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 2,464 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 25 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 32% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 27% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/6. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2144 full-time, $227 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8222 full-time, $480 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1097 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $3426. College room only: $1850. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Catholic Student Organization. Major annual events: Spring Fling Week, Homecoming Week, Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,122 college housing spaces available; 1,923 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library with 325,829 books, 171,425 microform titles, 7,978 serials, 7,403 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.7 million. 1,132 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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