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NSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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. Northwestern State University of Louisiana typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwestern State University of Louisiana and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that NSU regularly accepts students with ACTs 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 950 1170
SAT Reading 460 600
SAT Math 490 570
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 17 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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%
SAT Score (NEW 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Northwestern State University of Louisiana. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwestern State University of Louisiana was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.24 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NSU accepts 84% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 19% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 45 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 6, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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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