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Learning for Life: Experience Your Future

Important Dates Early Bird Scholarship Deadline: Oct. 31

Priority Scholarship Deadline: Housing Application Available: 2nd Scholarship Deadline: Financial Aid Deadline:

Dec. 1 Jan. 8 Mar. 1 May 1

LEARNING FOR LIFE: Experience Your Future

Campus Housing Campus Involvement

There’s something for everyone! With over 100 organizations at Northwestern State to choose from, students get involved! The organizations range from religious and service clubs to academic and honor organizations. We also have three Greek councils: College Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council. Northwestern State’s NCAA Division I athletics program involves nearly 400 student-athletes in 14 sports, many excelling on the national stage. What could you see during your days at NSU? A 2019 graduate who enrolled in 2014 enjoyed the Demons and Lady Demons reaching NCAA postseason play in men’s and women’s basketball, women’s tennis, volleyball, softball and baseball, winning 13 first-team All-American honors in track and field, while six former Demons made the NFL and 7 more went in the Major League Baseball draft. Along with competing at high levels, NSU athletes achieve in the classroom (a composite 3.0 GPA in 2018-19) and complete over 4,000 hours of community service each year. The university also offers intramural and club sports. In addition to the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, there are four dynamic spirit groups - NSU Cheerleaders, Demon Dazzler Danceline, Purple Pizzazz Pom Line, and the Demon Heat Colorguard. Students may audition for selection and scholarships for these groups between April and May of their senior year. The state-of-the-art Wellness, Recreation, and Activity Center (WRAC) makes it easy for students to stay physically fit while remaining involved on campus. The facility includes a cardio theater, group exercise room, racquetball courts, and an indoor track. Students can enjoy the recreation complex near campus that includes an eighteen-hole golf course and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The recreation complex is also used frequently for barbecues and crawfish boils.

Northwestern offers three housing complexes that go beyond traditional residence halls and into new and exciting campus living. u University Place – On-campus Apartment Style Residence Hall • Shared and private accommodations available • Kitchenette (microwave, mini-refrigerator, sink) • Furniture provided u University Columns – On-campus Apartment Complex • 4-bedroom, 2-bedroom and efficiency apartments available • Full kitchen in each apartment • Furniture package available u Varnado Hall – Completely renovated in 2017, this Residential College for the Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts provides an atmosphere and infrastructure to help students live, learn and grow as artists. • Shared Accommodations • Furniture provided • Studio and Rehearsal Spaces • Located next to Creative and Performing Arts Complex All of our housing options include laundry facilities and cable. NSU provides specially designed dining options at our full service dining facilities. For more information and to choose a meal plan, check us out on the web at nsuladining.com. The University of Louisiana System requires all students under 21 to live on campus. Students under 21 wishing to live off campus can ask to be exempted from the policy. To reserve a room, complete the housing application and submit the lease for On-Campus Residence along with the $150 non-refundable processing fee. For more information, contact University Place at (318) 214-5400 or check us out online at nsula.edu/campushousing.

Annual Security Report

The annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Northwestern State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes institutional polices concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting University Police, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71497, telephone (318) 357-5431 or by accessing the following web site universitypolice. nsula.edu/annual-security-report.

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is more than a slogan. It represents NSU’s commitment to expanding and enhancing hands-on experiences for all students. All academic programs are currently involved in a process to: • Bridge gaps between classroom theory and application • Prompt students to reflect on their learning • Expand teaching and learning practices • Allow the University to better serve its students and stakeholders • Improve student readiness for a chosen career or advanced study As of spring 2020, all academic programs will have completed this exciting process to help NSU graduates prepare for their future careers. For more information, feel free to discuss with your academic advisor. At Northwestern State University, we are helping YOU, “Experience Your Future!” Find out more about Learning for Life at: https://www.nsula.edu/learningforlife/

“The Governor’s Fellows program has been an eye opening experience. I have truly enjoyed getting an inside look at our state government. I know that the skills and experience I received from Northwestern State have prepared me for this program and have put me on a path to be successful!” 2019-20 SGA President - Jacob Ellis (Athens, LA)

Natchitoches

Northwestern State is the perfect sized university located in the ideal college town of Natchitoches, Louisiana. The community of approximately 20,000 was established in 1714 and is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. With one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in the state, the quaint and lively town has much to discover including shopping, dining, and attractions plus a national historical park, museums, and year round cultural events and festivals. While Natchitoches has a community atmosphere, it is close to larger cities. Shreveport is only an hour away, and Dallas and New Orleans can be reached by interstate in approximately four hours.

Questions?

University Recruiting 318-357-4503 • recruiting@nsula.edu Admissions 318-357-4078 • applications@nsula.edu Financial Aid and Scholarships 318-357-5961 • nsufinaid@nsula.edu

University Recruiting • nsula.edu • 800-327-1903

2020-2021 VIEWBOOK


Northwestern State · NorthwesternStRecruiting

“Large enough to serve you, but small enough to know you.” A comprehensive public university founded in 1884, Northwestern State University is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its students. The environment created by our faculty and staff provides our students with the opportunity to reach their full potential. While at NSU, you gain knowledge, learn skills and make friends that shape the remainder of your life. NSU is proud to be 100% nationally accredited in all of our eligible degree programs and a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. With over 50 degree programs, Northwestern State offers classroom training and practical experience needed for students to gain employment after graduation. NSU is a friendly, studentoriented university that is in the words of one alumnus, “large enough to serve you, but small enough to know you.”

Louisiana Scholars’ College

Established in 1987, the Louisiana Scholars’ College offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary honors curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. The College has a variety of unique concentrations and joint majors to suit the interests of any high achieving student. Every Scholars’ College student has access to all that Northwestern State has to offer including student organizations, music ensembles, athletics and much more. For additional information, check us out on the web at nsula.edu/scholars or call 1-800-838-2208. Scholars’ College Undergraduate Programs Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with Concentrations in * Classical Studies * Fine and Performing Arts * Foreign Languages * Humanities and Social Thought * Philosophy, Politics, and Economics * Scientific Inquiry (and joint majors with almost every program in the university)

Undergraduate Programs

Non-degree Programs High School Students Dual Enrollment/LA Early Start Collegiate/ Early Admit Program LA School Math/Science/Arts Students General Undergraduate Pre-Law and Paralegal Studies Program [Non-degree seeking programs are not eligible for Financial Aid]

Pre-professional Programs Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine/Dentistry Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary Medicine Associate Degree Programs Advanced Manufacturing General Studies * Allied Health * Child and Family Studies * Child Development * Radiologic Sciences Nursing * ASN * LPN to ASN Veterinary Technology Bachelor Degree Programs Accounting Addiction Studies * Industrial Organizational Behavior Allied Health Applied Sciences * Culinary Science * Environmental Science * Health Resource Management * Industrial Tech.-Manufacturing Management Applied Microbiology * Environmental and Applied Microbiology * Medical and Health Profession Biology * Biomedical Science * Clinical Laboratory Science * Forensic Science * Natural Science * Veterinary Technology Business Administration * Business Analytics * Entrepreneurship * Finance * International Business * Management * Marketing Child and Family Studies * Child Development & Family Relations * Consumer Services Computer Information Systems * Applications Development * Core Programming * Cyber Security * Networking & System Management * Web Development Criminal Justice * Pre-law and Paralegal Studies Dance Early Childhood Educ. (Gr Pre-k - 3) Elementary Educ. (Gr 1-5) Health & Physical Edu. (Gr K - 12) Music Educ. - Instrumental (Gr K-12) Music Educ. - Vocal (Gr K-12) Music Educ. Vocal/Instrumental (Gr K-12)

Communication * Broadcast * Digital Media Production * Journalism * Sports Media * Strategic Communication Secondary Education and Teaching (Gr 6-12) * Biology Education * Business Education * English Education * Mathematics Education * Social Studies Education Electronics Engineering Technology * Biomedical * Electronics English * Creative Writing * Film Studies * Folklife – Southern Culture * Literature * Professional Writing Fine & Graphic Arts * Craft * Graphic Communication * Interdisciplinary Design * Studio Art General Studies * 21st Century Organizational Learning * Arts & Communication * Computer & Natural Sciences * Creole Studies * Professional Studies * Social Sciences Health & Exercise Science * Pre-Physical Therapy * Pre-Occupational Therapy History Hospitality Management & Tourism * Culinary Arts * Hospitality Services * Travel & Tourism Industrial Engineering Technology Liberal Arts * Entertainment Technology * Geography * International Relations * Creative and Performing Art Industry Mathematics * Actuarial Mathematics * Healthcare Informatics Music * Music Business * Performance * Sacred Music Nursing * BSN * LPN to BSN * RN to BSN Organizational Leadership * Unified Public Safety Administration Physical Sciences * Chemistry Psychology * Prevention Specialist * Substance Abuse * Industrial Organizational Behavior Radiologic Sciences * BSRS Social Work Theatre * Dance Performance * Design/Technology * Musical Theatre Performance * Performance/Directing Unified Public Safety Admin. * Emergency Mgt. Admin. * Fire & Emerg. Medical Services Admin. * Law Enforcement Admin. * Public Facilities Management

This public document was published at a total cost of $6,856. 35,000 copies of this public document were published in this first printing at a cost of $6,856. The total cost of all printings of this document, including reprints is $6,856. This document was published by Northwestern State University, Office of University Recruiting to recruit prospective students. This material was printed in accordance with standards for printing by state agencies established pursuant to R.S. 43.31. Printing of this material was purchased in accordance with the provisions of Title 43 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

Costs

The tuition and fees at Northwestern State University are approximately $5,119/semester for in-state students, $10,513 for out-of-state students. Out-of-state fees are automatically waived for all students having a 21 ACT or SAT of 1060 or higher and a 2.75 GPA or higher. Out-of-state fees are also waived for any student with 18 ACT or higher or 870 SAT or higher that is receiving any type of performance scholarship through participation in spirit groups, athletics, band, music or academic achievement. Out-of-state fees are also waived for any student living in the bordering counties of Texas. These figures are based on full-time attendance. Housing and meal plan costs are based on your selection from the available options.

Scholarships

Northwestern State awards a variety of scholarships based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, community service, leadership skills, and talent performance. Academic and leadership scholarships are based on a combination of standardized test scores (ACT or SAT), high school grade point average, rank in class, and participation in extracurricular activities. Performance scholarships are available through the individual departments or organizations (e.g. Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, Spirit Groups, ROTC, Music, Theater, etc.) Louisiana students who are eligible for T.O.P.S. will receive approximately $2,590-$2,990 per semester depending on the state funding level of TOPS.

Checklist for Admission

Apply for NSU Scholarships Online

To be considered for all academic or leadership awards, students need to complete the application for admission as well as the Foundation and Leadership scholarship application on our website northwesternstatealumni.com/scholarships.

ACT/SAT codes for ACT-1600 Northwestern State SAT-6492

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Complete Application for Admissions and Academic Scholarships online at nsu.la/apply

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Submit $20 application fee ($30 for International Students)

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Send Official ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER Scores

• Personalized Campus Tours

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Request copies of Official High School and/or College Transcript(s) The Student Transcript System (STS) will be used to obtain the official transcript for Louisiana high school graduates of years 2003 to present. Out of state students must get transcripts sent.

To schedule a tour: 318-357-4503 www.nsu.la/tours

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Apply for additional Scholarships online at northwesternstatealumni.com/scholarships

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Apply for Campus Housing at nsula.edu/campushousing

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File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) NSU’s school code is #002021

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Complete Proof of Immunization Compliance Form

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Register for Selective Service Registration Males only - to register or obtain proof, visit www.sss.gov

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Register for Freshman Connection in the spring at nsula.edu/fye/freshmanconnection

Admission Criteria IN-STATE, OUT OF STATE AND HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS must meet the following requirements: 1.

Meet Regents’ Core Curriculum (Core 4)

2.

Earn 2.35 minimum high school GPA

3.

The following ACT/SAT scores: 18/25-33 in English and 19/500 or 25 in Math

Visit Campus Your custom guided tour will include viewing on-campus housing options and meeting with an advisor in your area of academic interest.

• N-Side View Open House

September 26, 2020 and March 6, 2021 This is a special day set aside for juniors and seniors. It’s a time when you are able to tour the campus, meet new students, and submit your admissions information to the University. During this open house, you may speak with different academic departments, meet with our student organizations, attend informational sessions, and participate in student-lead panels. Parents are also invited and welcomed to attend.

• Scholars’ Day Open House

November 7, 2020 and March 13, 2021 The Louisiana Scholars’ College, designated by the state legislature as Louisiana’s honors college, is located on the Northwestern State campus and is offering an open house for all students interested in an honors education.

Contact your recruiter to find out how you can be admissible. OUT-OF-STATE AND HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS can also be admitted by the following admission requirements: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Financial Aid

To determine eligibility for state, federal or University financial assistance, the student must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form can be obtained on the Internet at fafsa.ed.gov. You can get information about FAFSA from any high school or college. For any further questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office at (800) 8233008.

Apply for Admission Online nsu.la/apply

Complete 17 of the 19 units of the Regents’ Core Curriculum Earn 2.35 minimum overall high school GPA The following ACT/SAT scores: 18/25-33 in English and 19/500 or 25 in Math Earn a 2.0 minimum core GPA OR

1. 2. 3.

ACT composite score of 23 (SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1050) Have a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.35 The following ACT/SAT scores: 18/25-33 in English and 19/500 or 25 in Math

Contact your recruiter to find out how you can be admissible.

*Students not meeting above criteria may be admitted on exception.

ACCREDITATION: Northwestern State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialists, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwestern State University. DISCLOSURE: Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX): Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318357-6359) and Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286). For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support Director at 318-357-4460. Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annualsecurity-report/. Full disclosure statement: http://universityplanning.nsula.edu/notice-of-non-discrimination/.

Revised 7-2020

© 2020 NSU Publications

University Recruiting • nsula.edu • 800-327-1903


Northwestern State · NorthwesternStRecruiting

“Large enough to serve you, but small enough to know you.” A comprehensive public university founded in 1884, Northwestern State University is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its students. The environment created by our faculty and staff provides our students with the opportunity to reach their full potential. While at NSU, you gain knowledge, learn skills and make friends that shape the remainder of your life. NSU is proud to be 100% nationally accredited in all of our eligible degree programs and a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. With over 50 degree programs, Northwestern State offers classroom training and practical experience needed for students to gain employment after graduation. NSU is a friendly, studentoriented university that is in the words of one alumnus, “large enough to serve you, but small enough to know you.”

Louisiana Scholars’ College

Established in 1987, the Louisiana Scholars’ College offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary honors curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. The College has a variety of unique concentrations and joint majors to suit the interests of any high achieving student. Every Scholars’ College student has access to all that Northwestern State has to offer including student organizations, music ensembles, athletics and much more. For additional information, check us out on the web at nsula.edu/scholars or call 1-800-838-2208. Scholars’ College Undergraduate Programs Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with Concentrations in * Classical Studies * Fine and Performing Arts * Foreign Languages * Humanities and Social Thought * Philosophy, Politics, and Economics * Scientific Inquiry (and joint majors with almost every program in the university)

Undergraduate Programs

Non-degree Programs High School Students Dual Enrollment/LA Early Start Collegiate/ Early Admit Program LA School Math/Science/Arts Students General Undergraduate Pre-Law and Paralegal Studies Program [Non-degree seeking programs are not eligible for Financial Aid]

Pre-professional Programs Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine/Dentistry Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary Medicine Associate Degree Programs Advanced Manufacturing General Studies * Allied Health * Child and Family Studies * Child Development * Radiologic Sciences Nursing * ASN * LPN to ASN Veterinary Technology Bachelor Degree Programs Accounting Addiction Studies * Industrial Organizational Behavior Allied Health Applied Sciences * Culinary Science * Environmental Science * Health Resource Management * Industrial Tech.-Manufacturing Management Applied Microbiology * Environmental and Applied Microbiology * Medical and Health Profession Biology * Biomedical Science * Clinical Laboratory Science * Forensic Science * Natural Science * Veterinary Technology Business Administration * Business Analytics * Entrepreneurship * Finance * International Business * Management * Marketing Child and Family Studies * Child Development & Family Relations * Consumer Services Computer Information Systems * Applications Development * Core Programming * Cyber Security * Networking & System Management * Web Development Criminal Justice * Pre-law and Paralegal Studies Dance Early Childhood Educ. (Gr Pre-k - 3) Elementary Educ. (Gr 1-5) Health & Physical Edu. (Gr K - 12) Music Educ. - Instrumental (Gr K-12) Music Educ. - Vocal (Gr K-12) Music Educ. Vocal/Instrumental (Gr K-12)

Communication * Broadcast * Digital Media Production * Journalism * Sports Media * Strategic Communication Secondary Education and Teaching (Gr 6-12) * Biology Education * Business Education * English Education * Mathematics Education * Social Studies Education Electronics Engineering Technology * Biomedical * Electronics English * Creative Writing * Film Studies * Folklife – Southern Culture * Literature * Professional Writing Fine & Graphic Arts * Craft * Graphic Communication * Interdisciplinary Design * Studio Art General Studies * 21st Century Organizational Learning * Arts & Communication * Computer & Natural Sciences * Creole Studies * Professional Studies * Social Sciences Health & Exercise Science * Pre-Physical Therapy * Pre-Occupational Therapy History Hospitality Management & Tourism * Culinary Arts * Hospitality Services * Travel & Tourism Industrial Engineering Technology Liberal Arts * Entertainment Technology * Geography * International Relations * Creative and Performing Art Industry Mathematics * Actuarial Mathematics * Healthcare Informatics Music * Music Business * Performance * Sacred Music Nursing * BSN * LPN to BSN * RN to BSN Organizational Leadership * Unified Public Safety Administration Physical Sciences * Chemistry Psychology * Prevention Specialist * Substance Abuse * Industrial Organizational Behavior Radiologic Sciences * BSRS Social Work Theatre * Dance Performance * Design/Technology * Musical Theatre Performance * Performance/Directing Unified Public Safety Admin. * Emergency Mgt. Admin. * Fire & Emerg. Medical Services Admin. * Law Enforcement Admin. * Public Facilities Management

This public document was published at a total cost of $6,856. 35,000 copies of this public document were published in this first printing at a cost of $6,856. The total cost of all printings of this document, including reprints is $6,856. This document was published by Northwestern State University, Office of University Recruiting to recruit prospective students. This material was printed in accordance with standards for printing by state agencies established pursuant to R.S. 43.31. Printing of this material was purchased in accordance with the provisions of Title 43 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

Costs

The tuition and fees at Northwestern State University are approximately $5,119/semester for in-state students, $10,513 for out-of-state students. Out-of-state fees are automatically waived for all students having a 21 ACT or SAT of 1060 or higher and a 2.75 GPA or higher. Out-of-state fees are also waived for any student with 18 ACT or higher or 870 SAT or higher that is receiving any type of performance scholarship through participation in spirit groups, athletics, band, music or academic achievement. Out-of-state fees are also waived for any student living in the bordering counties of Texas. These figures are based on full-time attendance. Housing and meal plan costs are based on your selection from the available options.

Scholarships

Northwestern State awards a variety of scholarships based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, community service, leadership skills, and talent performance. Academic and leadership scholarships are based on a combination of standardized test scores (ACT or SAT), high school grade point average, rank in class, and participation in extracurricular activities. Performance scholarships are available through the individual departments or organizations (e.g. Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, Spirit Groups, ROTC, Music, Theater, etc.) Louisiana students who are eligible for T.O.P.S. will receive approximately $2,590-$2,990 per semester depending on the state funding level of TOPS.

Checklist for Admission

Apply for NSU Scholarships Online

To be considered for all academic or leadership awards, students need to complete the application for admission as well as the Foundation and Leadership scholarship application on our website northwesternstatealumni.com/scholarships.

ACT/SAT codes for ACT-1600 Northwestern State SAT-6492

m

Complete Application for Admissions and Academic Scholarships online at nsu.la/apply

m

Submit $20 application fee ($30 for International Students)

m

Send Official ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER Scores

• Personalized Campus Tours

m

Request copies of Official High School and/or College Transcript(s) The Student Transcript System (STS) will be used to obtain the official transcript for Louisiana high school graduates of years 2003 to present. Out of state students must get transcripts sent.

To schedule a tour: 318-357-4503 www.nsu.la/tours

m

Apply for additional Scholarships online at northwesternstatealumni.com/scholarships

m

Apply for Campus Housing at nsula.edu/campushousing

m

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) NSU’s school code is #002021

m

Complete Proof of Immunization Compliance Form

m

Register for Selective Service Registration Males only - to register or obtain proof, visit www.sss.gov

m

Register for Freshman Connection in the spring at nsula.edu/fye/freshmanconnection

Admission Criteria IN-STATE, OUT OF STATE AND HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS must meet the following requirements: 1.

Meet Regents’ Core Curriculum (Core 4)

2.

Earn 2.35 minimum high school GPA

3.

The following ACT/SAT scores: 18/25-33 in English and 19/500 or 25 in Math

Visit Campus Your custom guided tour will include viewing on-campus housing options and meeting with an advisor in your area of academic interest.

• N-Side View Open House

September 26, 2020 and March 6, 2021 This is a special day set aside for juniors and seniors. It’s a time when you are able to tour the campus, meet new students, and submit your admissions information to the University. During this open house, you may speak with different academic departments, meet with our student organizations, attend informational sessions, and participate in student-lead panels. Parents are also invited and welcomed to attend.

• Scholars’ Day Open House

November 7, 2020 and March 13, 2021 The Louisiana Scholars’ College, designated by the state legislature as Louisiana’s honors college, is located on the Northwestern State campus and is offering an open house for all students interested in an honors education.

Contact your recruiter to find out how you can be admissible. OUT-OF-STATE AND HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS can also be admitted by the following admission requirements: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Financial Aid

To determine eligibility for state, federal or University financial assistance, the student must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form can be obtained on the Internet at fafsa.ed.gov. You can get information about FAFSA from any high school or college. For any further questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office at (800) 8233008.

Apply for Admission Online nsu.la/apply

Complete 17 of the 19 units of the Regents’ Core Curriculum Earn 2.35 minimum overall high school GPA The following ACT/SAT scores: 18/25-33 in English and 19/500 or 25 in Math Earn a 2.0 minimum core GPA OR

1. 2. 3.

ACT composite score of 23 (SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1050) Have a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.35 The following ACT/SAT scores: 18/25-33 in English and 19/500 or 25 in Math

Contact your recruiter to find out how you can be admissible.

*Students not meeting above criteria may be admitted on exception.

ACCREDITATION: Northwestern State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialists, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwestern State University. DISCLOSURE: Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX): Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318357-6359) and Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286). For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support Director at 318-357-4460. Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annualsecurity-report/. Full disclosure statement: http://universityplanning.nsula.edu/notice-of-non-discrimination/.

Revised 7-2020

© 2020 NSU Publications

University Recruiting • nsula.edu • 800-327-1903


Northwestern State · NorthwesternStRecruiting

“Large enough to serve you, but small enough to know you.” A comprehensive public university founded in 1884, Northwestern State University is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its students. The environment created by our faculty and staff provides our students with the opportunity to reach their full potential. While at NSU, you gain knowledge, learn skills and make friends that shape the remainder of your life. NSU is proud to be 100% nationally accredited in all of our eligible degree programs and a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. With over 50 degree programs, Northwestern State offers classroom training and practical experience needed for students to gain employment after graduation. NSU is a friendly, studentoriented university that is in the words of one alumnus, “large enough to serve you, but small enough to know you.”

Louisiana Scholars’ College

Established in 1987, the Louisiana Scholars’ College offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary honors curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. The College has a variety of unique concentrations and joint majors to suit the interests of any high achieving student. Every Scholars’ College student has access to all that Northwestern State has to offer including student organizations, music ensembles, athletics and much more. For additional information, check us out on the web at nsula.edu/scholars or call 1-800-838-2208. Scholars’ College Undergraduate Programs Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with Concentrations in * Classical Studies * Fine and Performing Arts * Foreign Languages * Humanities and Social Thought * Philosophy, Politics, and Economics * Scientific Inquiry (and joint majors with almost every program in the university)

Undergraduate Programs

Non-degree Programs High School Students Dual Enrollment/LA Early Start Collegiate/ Early Admit Program LA School Math/Science/Arts Students General Undergraduate Pre-Law and Paralegal Studies Program [Non-degree seeking programs are not eligible for Financial Aid]

Pre-professional Programs Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine/Dentistry Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary Medicine Associate Degree Programs Advanced Manufacturing General Studies * Allied Health * Child and Family Studies * Child Development * Radiologic Sciences Nursing * ASN * LPN to ASN Veterinary Technology Bachelor Degree Programs Accounting Addiction Studies * Industrial Organizational Behavior Allied Health Applied Sciences * Culinary Science * Environmental Science * Health Resource Management * Industrial Tech.-Manufacturing Management Applied Microbiology * Environmental and Applied Microbiology * Medical and Health Profession Biology * Biomedical Science * Clinical Laboratory Science * Forensic Science * Natural Science * Veterinary Technology Business Administration * Business Analytics * Entrepreneurship * Finance * International Business * Management * Marketing Child and Family Studies * Child Development & Family Relations * Consumer Services Computer Information Systems * Applications Development * Core Programming * Cyber Security * Networking & System Management * Web Development Criminal Justice * Pre-law and Paralegal Studies Dance Early Childhood Educ. (Gr Pre-k - 3) Elementary Educ. (Gr 1-5) Health & Physical Edu. (Gr K - 12) Music Educ. - Instrumental (Gr K-12) Music Educ. - Vocal (Gr K-12) Music Educ. Vocal/Instrumental (Gr K-12)

Communication * Broadcast * Digital Media Production * Journalism * Sports Media * Strategic Communication Secondary Education and Teaching (Gr 6-12) * Biology Education * Business Education * English Education * Mathematics Education * Social Studies Education Electronics Engineering Technology * Biomedical * Electronics English * Creative Writing * Film Studies * Folklife – Southern Culture * Literature * Professional Writing Fine & Graphic Arts * Craft * Graphic Communication * Interdisciplinary Design * Studio Art General Studies * 21st Century Organizational Learning * Arts & Communication * Computer & Natural Sciences * Creole Studies * Professional Studies * Social Sciences Health & Exercise Science * Pre-Physical Therapy * Pre-Occupational Therapy History Hospitality Management & Tourism * Culinary Arts * Hospitality Services * Travel & Tourism Industrial Engineering Technology Liberal Arts * Entertainment Technology * Geography * International Relations * Creative and Performing Art Industry Mathematics * Actuarial Mathematics * Healthcare Informatics Music * Music Business * Performance * Sacred Music Nursing * BSN * LPN to BSN * RN to BSN Organizational Leadership * Unified Public Safety Administration Physical Sciences * Chemistry Psychology * Prevention Specialist * Substance Abuse * Industrial Organizational Behavior Radiologic Sciences * BSRS Social Work Theatre * Dance Performance * Design/Technology * Musical Theatre Performance * Performance/Directing Unified Public Safety Admin. * Emergency Mgt. Admin. * Fire & Emerg. Medical Services Admin. * Law Enforcement Admin. * Public Facilities Management

This public document was published at a total cost of $6,856. 35,000 copies of this public document were published in this first printing at a cost of $6,856. The total cost of all printings of this document, including reprints is $6,856. This document was published by Northwestern State University, Office of University Recruiting to recruit prospective students. This material was printed in accordance with standards for printing by state agencies established pursuant to R.S. 43.31. Printing of this material was purchased in accordance with the provisions of Title 43 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

Costs

The tuition and fees at Northwestern State University are approximately $5,119/semester for in-state students, $10,513 for out-of-state students. Out-of-state fees are automatically waived for all students having a 21 ACT or SAT of 1060 or higher and a 2.75 GPA or higher. Out-of-state fees are also waived for any student with 18 ACT or higher or 870 SAT or higher that is receiving any type of performance scholarship through participation in spirit groups, athletics, band, music or academic achievement. Out-of-state fees are also waived for any student living in the bordering counties of Texas. These figures are based on full-time attendance. Housing and meal plan costs are based on your selection from the available options.

Scholarships

Northwestern State awards a variety of scholarships based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, community service, leadership skills, and talent performance. Academic and leadership scholarships are based on a combination of standardized test scores (ACT or SAT), high school grade point average, rank in class, and participation in extracurricular activities. Performance scholarships are available through the individual departments or organizations (e.g. Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, Spirit Groups, ROTC, Music, Theater, etc.) Louisiana students who are eligible for T.O.P.S. will receive approximately $2,590-$2,990 per semester depending on the state funding level of TOPS.

Checklist for Admission

Apply for NSU Scholarships Online

To be considered for all academic or leadership awards, students need to complete the application for admission as well as the Foundation and Leadership scholarship application on our website northwesternstatealumni.com/scholarships.

ACT/SAT codes for ACT-1600 Northwestern State SAT-6492

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Complete Application for Admissions and Academic Scholarships online at nsu.la/apply

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Submit $20 application fee ($30 for International Students)

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Send Official ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER Scores

• Personalized Campus Tours

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Request copies of Official High School and/or College Transcript(s) The Student Transcript System (STS) will be used to obtain the official transcript for Louisiana high school graduates of years 2003 to present. Out of state students must get transcripts sent.

To schedule a tour: 318-357-4503 www.nsu.la/tours

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Apply for additional Scholarships online at northwesternstatealumni.com/scholarships

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Apply for Campus Housing at nsula.edu/campushousing

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File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) NSU’s school code is #002021

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Complete Proof of Immunization Compliance Form

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Register for Selective Service Registration Males only - to register or obtain proof, visit www.sss.gov

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Register for Freshman Connection in the spring at nsula.edu/fye/freshmanconnection

Admission Criteria IN-STATE, OUT OF STATE AND HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS must meet the following requirements: 1.

Meet Regents’ Core Curriculum (Core 4)

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Earn 2.35 minimum high school GPA

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The following ACT/SAT scores: 18/25-33 in English and 19/500 or 25 in Math

Visit Campus Your custom guided tour will include viewing on-campus housing options and meeting with an advisor in your area of academic interest.

• N-Side View Open House

September 26, 2020 and March 6, 2021 This is a special day set aside for juniors and seniors. It’s a time when you are able to tour the campus, meet new students, and submit your admissions information to the University. During this open house, you may speak with different academic departments, meet with our student organizations, attend informational sessions, and participate in student-lead panels. Parents are also invited and welcomed to attend.

• Scholars’ Day Open House

November 7, 2020 and March 13, 2021 The Louisiana Scholars’ College, designated by the state legislature as Louisiana’s honors college, is located on the Northwestern State campus and is offering an open house for all students interested in an honors education.

Contact your recruiter to find out how you can be admissible. OUT-OF-STATE AND HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS can also be admitted by the following admission requirements: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Financial Aid

To determine eligibility for state, federal or University financial assistance, the student must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form can be obtained on the Internet at fafsa.ed.gov. You can get information about FAFSA from any high school or college. For any further questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office at (800) 8233008.

Apply for Admission Online nsu.la/apply

Complete 17 of the 19 units of the Regents’ Core Curriculum Earn 2.35 minimum overall high school GPA The following ACT/SAT scores: 18/25-33 in English and 19/500 or 25 in Math Earn a 2.0 minimum core GPA OR

1. 2. 3.

ACT composite score of 23 (SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1050) Have a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.35 The following ACT/SAT scores: 18/25-33 in English and 19/500 or 25 in Math

Contact your recruiter to find out how you can be admissible.

*Students not meeting above criteria may be admitted on exception.

ACCREDITATION: Northwestern State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialists, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwestern State University. DISCLOSURE: Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX): Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318357-6359) and Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286). For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support Director at 318-357-4460. Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU’s campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annualsecurity-report/. Full disclosure statement: http://universityplanning.nsula.edu/notice-of-non-discrimination/.

Revised 7-2020

© 2020 NSU Publications

University Recruiting • nsula.edu • 800-327-1903


Learning for Life: Experience Your Future

Important Dates Early Bird Scholarship Deadline: Oct. 31

Priority Scholarship Deadline: Housing Application Available: 2nd Scholarship Deadline: Financial Aid Deadline:

Dec. 1 Jan. 8 Mar. 1 May 1

LEARNING FOR LIFE: Experience Your Future

Campus Housing Campus Involvement

There’s something for everyone! With over 100 organizations at Northwestern State to choose from, students get involved! The organizations range from religious and service clubs to academic and honor organizations. We also have three Greek councils: College Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council. Northwestern State’s NCAA Division I athletics program involves nearly 400 student-athletes in 14 sports, many excelling on the national stage. What could you see during your days at NSU? A 2019 graduate who enrolled in 2014 enjoyed the Demons and Lady Demons reaching NCAA postseason play in men’s and women’s basketball, women’s tennis, volleyball, softball and baseball, winning 13 first-team All-American honors in track and field, while six former Demons made the NFL and 7 more went in the Major League Baseball draft. Along with competing at high levels, NSU athletes achieve in the classroom (a composite 3.0 GPA in 2018-19) and complete over 4,000 hours of community service each year. The university also offers intramural and club sports. In addition to the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, there are four dynamic spirit groups - NSU Cheerleaders, Demon Dazzler Danceline, Purple Pizzazz Pom Line, and the Demon Heat Colorguard. Students may audition for selection and scholarships for these groups between April and May of their senior year. The state-of-the-art Wellness, Recreation, and Activity Center (WRAC) makes it easy for students to stay physically fit while remaining involved on campus. The facility includes a cardio theater, group exercise room, racquetball courts, and an indoor track. Students can enjoy the recreation complex near campus that includes an eighteen-hole golf course and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The recreation complex is also used frequently for barbecues and crawfish boils.

Northwestern offers three housing complexes that go beyond traditional residence halls and into new and exciting campus living. u University Place – On-campus Apartment Style Residence Hall • Shared and private accommodations available • Kitchenette (microwave, mini-refrigerator, sink) • Furniture provided u University Columns – On-campus Apartment Complex • 4-bedroom, 2-bedroom and efficiency apartments available • Full kitchen in each apartment • Furniture package available u Varnado Hall – Completely renovated in 2017, this Residential College for the Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts provides an atmosphere and infrastructure to help students live, learn and grow as artists. • Shared Accommodations • Furniture provided • Studio and Rehearsal Spaces • Located next to Creative and Performing Arts Complex All of our housing options include laundry facilities and cable. NSU provides specially designed dining options at our full service dining facilities. For more information and to choose a meal plan, check us out on the web at nsuladining.com. The University of Louisiana System requires all students under 21 to live on campus. Students under 21 wishing to live off campus can ask to be exempted from the policy. To reserve a room, complete the housing application and submit the lease for On-Campus Residence along with the $150 non-refundable processing fee. For more information, contact University Place at (318) 214-5400 or check us out online at nsula.edu/campushousing.

Annual Security Report

The annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Northwestern State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes institutional polices concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting University Police, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71497, telephone (318) 357-5431 or by accessing the following web site universitypolice. nsula.edu/annual-security-report.

© 2020 NSU Publications

is more than a slogan. It represents NSU’s commitment to expanding and enhancing hands-on experiences for all students. All academic programs are currently involved in a process to: • Bridge gaps between classroom theory and application • Prompt students to reflect on their learning • Expand teaching and learning practices • Allow the University to better serve its students and stakeholders • Improve student readiness for a chosen career or advanced study As of spring 2020, all academic programs will have completed this exciting process to help NSU graduates prepare for their future careers. For more information, feel free to discuss with your academic advisor. At Northwestern State University, we are helping YOU, “Experience Your Future!” Find out more about Learning for Life at: https://www.nsula.edu/learningforlife/

“The Governor’s Fellows program has been an eye opening experience. I have truly enjoyed getting an inside look at our state government. I know that the skills and experience I received from Northwestern State have prepared me for this program and have put me on a path to be successful!” 2019-20 SGA President - Jacob Ellis (Athens, LA)

Natchitoches

Northwestern State is the perfect sized university located in the ideal college town of Natchitoches, Louisiana. The community of approximately 20,000 was established in 1714 and is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. With one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in the state, the quaint and lively town has much to discover including shopping, dining, and attractions plus a national historical park, museums, and year round cultural events and festivals. While Natchitoches has a community atmosphere, it is close to larger cities. Shreveport is only an hour away, and Dallas and New Orleans can be reached by interstate in approximately four hours.

Questions?

University Recruiting 318-357-4503 • recruiting@nsula.edu Admissions 318-357-4078 • applications@nsula.edu Financial Aid and Scholarships 318-357-5961 • nsufinaid@nsula.edu

University Recruiting • nsula.edu • 800-327-1903

2020-2021 VIEWBOOK


Learning for Life: Experience Your Future

Important Dates Early Bird Scholarship Deadline: Oct. 31

Priority Scholarship Deadline: Housing Application Available: 2nd Scholarship Deadline: Financial Aid Deadline:

Dec. 1 Jan. 8 Mar. 1 May 1

LEARNING FOR LIFE: Experience Your Future

Campus Housing Campus Involvement

There’s something for everyone! With over 100 organizations at Northwestern State to choose from, students get involved! The organizations range from religious and service clubs to academic and honor organizations. We also have three Greek councils: College Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council. Northwestern State’s NCAA Division I athletics program involves nearly 400 student-athletes in 14 sports, many excelling on the national stage. What could you see during your days at NSU? A 2019 graduate who enrolled in 2014 enjoyed the Demons and Lady Demons reaching NCAA postseason play in men’s and women’s basketball, women’s tennis, volleyball, softball and baseball, winning 13 first-team All-American honors in track and field, while six former Demons made the NFL and 7 more went in the Major League Baseball draft. Along with competing at high levels, NSU athletes achieve in the classroom (a composite 3.0 GPA in 2018-19) and complete over 4,000 hours of community service each year. The university also offers intramural and club sports. In addition to the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, there are four dynamic spirit groups - NSU Cheerleaders, Demon Dazzler Danceline, Purple Pizzazz Pom Line, and the Demon Heat Colorguard. Students may audition for selection and scholarships for these groups between April and May of their senior year. The state-of-the-art Wellness, Recreation, and Activity Center (WRAC) makes it easy for students to stay physically fit while remaining involved on campus. The facility includes a cardio theater, group exercise room, racquetball courts, and an indoor track. Students can enjoy the recreation complex near campus that includes an eighteen-hole golf course and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The recreation complex is also used frequently for barbecues and crawfish boils.

Northwestern offers three housing complexes that go beyond traditional residence halls and into new and exciting campus living. u University Place – On-campus Apartment Style Residence Hall • Shared and private accommodations available • Kitchenette (microwave, mini-refrigerator, sink) • Furniture provided u University Columns – On-campus Apartment Complex • 4-bedroom, 2-bedroom and efficiency apartments available • Full kitchen in each apartment • Furniture package available u Varnado Hall – Completely renovated in 2017, this Residential College for the Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts provides an atmosphere and infrastructure to help students live, learn and grow as artists. • Shared Accommodations • Furniture provided • Studio and Rehearsal Spaces • Located next to Creative and Performing Arts Complex All of our housing options include laundry facilities and cable. NSU provides specially designed dining options at our full service dining facilities. For more information and to choose a meal plan, check us out on the web at nsuladining.com. The University of Louisiana System requires all students under 21 to live on campus. Students under 21 wishing to live off campus can ask to be exempted from the policy. To reserve a room, complete the housing application and submit the lease for On-Campus Residence along with the $150 non-refundable processing fee. For more information, contact University Place at (318) 214-5400 or check us out online at nsula.edu/campushousing.

Annual Security Report

The annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Northwestern State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes institutional polices concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting University Police, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71497, telephone (318) 357-5431 or by accessing the following web site universitypolice. nsula.edu/annual-security-report.

© 2020 NSU Publications

is more than a slogan. It represents NSU’s commitment to expanding and enhancing hands-on experiences for all students. All academic programs are currently involved in a process to: • Bridge gaps between classroom theory and application • Prompt students to reflect on their learning • Expand teaching and learning practices • Allow the University to better serve its students and stakeholders • Improve student readiness for a chosen career or advanced study As of spring 2020, all academic programs will have completed this exciting process to help NSU graduates prepare for their future careers. For more information, feel free to discuss with your academic advisor. At Northwestern State University, we are helping YOU, “Experience Your Future!” Find out more about Learning for Life at: https://www.nsula.edu/learningforlife/

“The Governor’s Fellows program has been an eye opening experience. I have truly enjoyed getting an inside look at our state government. I know that the skills and experience I received from Northwestern State have prepared me for this program and have put me on a path to be successful!” 2019-20 SGA President - Jacob Ellis (Athens, LA)

Natchitoches

Northwestern State is the perfect sized university located in the ideal college town of Natchitoches, Louisiana. The community of approximately 20,000 was established in 1714 and is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. With one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in the state, the quaint and lively town has much to discover including shopping, dining, and attractions plus a national historical park, museums, and year round cultural events and festivals. While Natchitoches has a community atmosphere, it is close to larger cities. Shreveport is only an hour away, and Dallas and New Orleans can be reached by interstate in approximately four hours.

Questions?

University Recruiting 318-357-4503 • recruiting@nsula.edu Admissions 318-357-4078 • applications@nsula.edu Financial Aid and Scholarships 318-357-5961 • nsufinaid@nsula.edu

University Recruiting • nsula.edu • 800-327-1903

2020-2021 VIEWBOOK

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