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NSU Admission Chances


Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
84%
Admission Difficulty for Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into NSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,713 out of 3,231 applicants or 84% were admitted making Northwestern State University of Louisiana an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
950-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for Northwestern State University of Louisiana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Northwestern State University of Louisiana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwestern State University of Louisiana?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwestern State University of Louisiana admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >90%
1060 to 1170 Avg + 84%-90%
950 to 1060 Avg - 76%-84%
840 to 950 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 840 Low <64%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-24
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Northwestern State University of Louisiana
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Northwestern State University of Louisiana
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NSU?

Admission data indicates that NSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northwestern State University of Louisiana admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >91%
21 to 24 Avg + 84%-91%
19 to 21 Avg - 77%-84%
17 to 19 Reach 69%-77%
Less than 17 Low <69%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Northwestern State University of Louisiana has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Northwestern State University of Louisiana admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,096 1,135 3,231
Accepted 1,777 936 2,713
Acceptance Rate 85% 82% 84%
Enrolled 812 461 1,273
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 46% 49% 47%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwestern State University of Louisiana and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Northwestern State University of Louisiana Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northwestern State University of Louisiana
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160038 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern State University of Louisiana.



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