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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,748 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 67 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

69% Women
31% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Southland Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $89,811)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,837)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 88 77 - -
Baseball 39 - - -
Basketball 23 15 - -
Football 120 - - -
Soccer - 32 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Tennis - 9 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 27.7%
Hispanic 2.0%
Non-resident alien 0.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 61.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 4
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 43
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Angela from Walker, LA
  • 5
  • there are two options for on campus living. one can live in university place, which is more like a traditional dorm, or university columns, which is set up like apartments.…

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  • Travis from Brentwood, TN
  • 5
  • As a Resident Advisor, i can assure you that Northwestern has some of the best dorms in the state. There are four different buildings to choose from, and the…

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  • Adrianna from Shreveport, LA
  • 5
  • Although I stay in University Columns, I think the dorms around campus are very nice and clean. Residence advisers are very informative and are not afraid to meet with us…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Alyssa from Colfax, LA
  • I am a current student here

    On campus itself doesn't have a lot of food, but the food they do have is decent. The town of Natchitoches itself has lots of food and since it's small it is easy to get something quick.

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  • 4
  • Marissa - Natchitoches, LA
  • I am a current student here

    The Grill and Vic's have pretty good food that can be purchased with declining balance or cash/card. The Iberville Cafeteria accepts meal plans as well, and allows you to eat as much as you want. However, the food in Iberville compared to the other two dining locations isn't very ideal.

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  • 2
  • Xandria from Natchitoches, LA
  • I am a current student here

    To be honest, the food here are not the best. Of course, this is my opinion, the food might be delicious to you as it is to some. But for me, having the Iberville Cafeteria food daily, the food isn't as flavorful and high quality as I expected. You might like it, though! Some of the food really are delicious!

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  • 3
  • Adrianna from Shreveport, LA
  • I am a current student here

    Campus food is awesome if you love to eat burgers, french fires and pizza everyday. Occasionally, the cafe will serve a special dish but if your looking for variety you might need to visit the other campus dining services such as the Grill.

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  • 3
  • Nepherteri from Alexandria, LA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is good. I have not eating anything that I did not like. If you are a healthy eater, NSU got it. If you are a junk/fast food eater, NSU got it. NSU has Italian, Mexican and soul food, too

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  • 5
  • Catherine from DeRidder, LA
  • I am a current student here

    There are many places for students to eat on and off campus in Natchitoches. I love the areas and the food options that is available for you. You have about three areas on campus that you could eat at that does not limit what you can order to eat. If you would like to go off campus to dine, there are many places you can choose from between the amazing locals shops to the regular food places you get anywhere.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • T.D. from Louisiana
  • I am a current student here

    National Panhellenic Council- alpha sigma alpha, tri sigma, phi mu, and alpha omicron pi Interfraternity Council- theta chi, kappa sigma, sigma nu, kappa alpha order, phi kappa phi, and tau kappa epsilon National Pan-hellenic Council-Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Iota Pi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta.

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  • 0
  • Cbrown036
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life on our campus is a big thing. Our greeks host parties, pageants of all kinds, and educational events. One of our major events that the greeks host is the black history programs. Northwestern is full of Greek life of all kinds.

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  • 0
  • Desiree from Covington, LA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is a great way to meet new people and widen your group of friends. There's a house for everyone that really fits your personality.

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  • 0
  • Karissa from Natchitoches, LA
  • I am a current student here

    I personally am not in a sorority, but I know many people that are. We have multiple sororities and fraternities that you can be apart of. Greek life is very big at Northwestern, and the students that are involved get to do a lot of things such as participating in the homecoming parade, lip sync, and formals.

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  • 0
  • Erin from NATCHITOCHES, LA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life at NSU is stereotypical (in my opinion). Very much paying for your friends. If your into sister/brotherhood and you have the money and time for it then it is a great experience. All of the organizations are very involved on campus.

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