Nicholls State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Nicholls State University
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Nicholls State University Admissions Overview:

Nicholls State is an open school, admitting 83% of applicants in 2016. Students with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. Applicants will need to submit an application online, along with official high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. For more information, be sure to visit the school's admissions website, or call the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Nicholls State University Description:

Founded in 1948, Nicholls State University is a public university on a 287-acre campus in Thibodaux, Louisiana, a small city a little over an hour from both Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The university is made up of five colleges plus the John Folse Culinary Institute and the graduate schools. Fields in business and health are particularly popular among undergraduates. The university has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. For smaller classes and other perks, high achieving students should look into the University Honors Program at Nicholls. On the co-curricular front, students can choose from over 100 clubs and organizations including an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Nicholls State Colonels compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. The university fields six men's and eight women's Division I sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,255 (5,636 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,641 (in-state); $18,572 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,220 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,276
  • Other Expenses: $3,408
  • Total Cost: $21,545 (in-state); $32,476 (out-of-state)

Nicholls State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,893
    • Loans: $5,403

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Family and Consumer Science, General Studies, Health Sciences, Marketing, Nursing

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Nicholls State University Mission Statement:

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"Nicholls State University is a student-centered regional institution dedicated to the education of a diverse student body in a culturally rich and engaging learning environment through quality teaching, research, and service. Nicholls supports the educational, cultural, and economic needs of its service region and cultivates productive, responsible, and engaged citizens."

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