Resources › For Students and Parents Nicholls State University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Nicholls State University. Z28scrambler / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 25, 2017 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 Acceptance Rate: 83%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 470 / 517SAT Math: 475 / 617SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanLouisiana colleges SAT score comparisonACT Composite: 20 / 24ACT English: 20 / 25ACT Math: 18 / 24What these ACT numbers meanLouisiana colleges ACT score comparison 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% Female82% 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: $9,276Other Expenses: $3,408Total 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 AidGrants: 90%Loans: 54%Average Amount of AidGrants: $7,893Loans: $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, BasketballWomen's Sports: Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Expore Other Louisiana Colleges Centenary | Grambling State | LSU | Louisiana Tech | Loyola | McNeese State | Northwestern State | Southern University | Southeastern Louisiana | Tulane | UL Lafayette | UL Monroe | University of New Orleans | Xavier Nicholls State University Mission Statement: mission statement from https://www.nicholls.edu/about/strategic-plan/ "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."