Natchitoches, LA
Northwestern State University of Louisiana


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Recent Reviews

Jonathan
Describe the students at your school.

There are intellectual and very open minded and are always prepared to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

There are intellectual and very open minded and are always prepared to learn.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Northwestern State has one of the best buisness programs in Louisiana.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would offer parents and or students about finding the right college for them is to just simply do college tours early as the child's early junior year of high school. I would tell the parents and the child that making the most of your college experience is an excitement to do and will pay off in the long run and how important it's to strive to challenge theirselves to reach their highest potentials.

Sara
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We were the only school to have a Vet Tech program when I started. Since that was what I wanted to major in it was a plus for...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We were the only school to have a Vet Tech program when I started. Since that was what I wanted to major in it was a plus for the school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The only way to really know about a college is to ask the students. Don't ask teachers or college officials because all they are trying to do is get more money by recruiting you. Ask the students. Go for a college tour and ask about average GPA's and graduation rates. Ask about the curiculum in your field of choice and how it compares to other colleges. Don't let the college intimidate you into making a choice. Its you money.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I really like my ability to go to my teachers when I need help. The teachers in my field know most of the students personally by name and know their situation. This may not be true for all teachers, but in the Biology department I find it to be true.

Christan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to parents and students about finding the right college would be to tell the parents to let their kids make their own decisions about what college they go to. Don't make the decision for them. I would tell students to pick a school based on academics and not just because of extracurriclar activities or because all their friends are going. Make sure the college you choose is the right decision for you and no one else.

Angelle
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a liberal college, it's a very welcoming place for any traditional or non traditional student. Their are many differnt...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a liberal college, it's a very welcoming place for any traditional or non traditional student. Their are many differnt majors to choose from and many clubs to join. They also have a Creole studies program. NSULA best known for being a historic liberal arts college. They also offer whole degree programs online.The city it's located in has many plantation homes and is abeautiful historical town.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a freshman, you might be required to attend an orientation .The advisor there will have a great deal of advice . You can ignore the boring bits, such as the college's history. However, there are some things you will need to know about college, such as what classes everyone should take, and, ultimately, what the best directions are for having a happy graduation and tailored-for-you education. One class everyone should take is an introduction to sociology class. You will understand how society works and where and how you want to be involved in it. Or, if you're the anarchist type, how best to not be involved in it. Psychology is great, too, but be prepared for family members and friends to be sick of your over-analyzing everything from their eating habits to their Myers-Briggs personality types. The real reason psychology is a great class to take is that, theoretically, the more aware of your flaws you are, the closer you are to correcting them..Among these are which classes you can't go wrong with taking, and, overall how to make the most out of a college education while avoiding some pretty bad pitfalls.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Open minded artistic individuals with a high emphasis on liberalism and a high need for achievment.

Jade
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't only look at the academic quality on the campus, but also make sure there is something for your child to do outside of ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't only look at the academic quality on the campus, but also make sure there is something for your child to do outside of class. It can get lonely if there was nothing else to do and it is the quickest was to make friends. Also, encourage your child to live on campus his first year because he will meet some of his closest friends there. Academics are very important to your child's future, but make sure they have fun in college; when they look back, you don't want them to regret it.

What's unique about your campus?

The social activities that are available to us as students because it allows us to get out of the classroom and get to know different people on campus. And there are so many different ones to choose from: sororities, fraternities, sports, intermural teams, Student activities board, Student government, service based groups, honor societies, and much more!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any type, whether they want an academic challenge or just to get enough schooling for a career. On campus, we have a liberal arts honor college that will challenge any student academically; and we have many different degree types to suit most people's needs.

Paris
What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I truly dont believe I have something thats just bad. Luckily, I have a car, but for those that dont, they may have to walk to other place like clothing places, wal-mart, or other stores, but not to far. Basically one big circle.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is making choices. Making choices about going to parties or doing homework. There are 2-3 parties every weekend. They are so tempting, but you have to do what you got to do.

Jamie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When trying to find the right college make you that you check out the campus. Do research on all colleges that you are looki...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When trying to find the right college make you that you check out the campus. Do research on all colleges that you are looking at attending. See if they have things that your interested in(soroity/fraternity, sga, etc.). When you decide where you want to go and you get there talk to everyone. I know with me i was very shy when i first got here but you have to open up and be able to talk. Don't overload yourself in schoolwork give yourself some time to be able to relax and hand out with friends. College is one of the best experiences you could have so make the best of it!

Shantell
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Never put your extracurricular activites before your school work.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Never put your extracurricular activites before your school work.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A Person who doesn't have the ability to balance school and partying

Susan
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Northwestern State is a generous, hospitable school in a small city on a "river lake" with lots of culture and a comfortable ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Northwestern State is a generous, hospitable school in a small city on a "river lake" with lots of culture and a comfortable size student body.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Stay true to yourself from start to finish. You can find schools that fit nearly all of your desires and needs. List your priorities, from financial aid to school size and location, available degrees, student:faculty ratio, housing availability and affordability, student life, religious affiliation, resource availability, extra-curricular activities, and anything else that comes to mind when considering schools, and make the most of your opportunities in finding the right school for you. Use all of your resources, such as the internet, library, family and friends, etc. to find the best match for you. Communicate with recruiters, current students, friends, people in the community, and faculty as in depth as possible to determine whether your personal needs can be met. Make some connections with people at your desired campus before you enroll by contacting faculty online or by phone and visiting campus. When you start school, meet your advisor as soon as possible and embrace opportunities on campus to make new friends. Your roommate should not be your best friend: people change, but room assignments do not. If an event, class, or organization interests you, go for it. Study and be organized! College is what you make of it.

William
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Louisiana Scholars' College is best known for a mix of both positive and negative stereotypes. They are considered both ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Louisiana Scholars' College is best known for a mix of both positive and negative stereotypes. They are considered both very intelligent and pretentious; like they are so intelligent they look down upon regular NSU students. They are also known for hard work and in some negative cases narrow-mindedness. NSU is best known perhaps for its music, theater, nursing, and art programs; all are incredible programs that will aide students greatly later in life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing to look for in a college, in my opinion, is the level of social involvement at the college. How many options do you/does your child have while attending this college? If the college has a curriculum similar to other college in the area you are applying, but has no extracurricular/social options for you/your child to get involved in, then I'm sure you'll ultimately have a dissatisfied college experience. Getting involved with organizations and finding people who enjoy similar activities as yourself helps every aspect of your college life. Sitting in your room studying may always get you grades, but going outside and spending energy in other events, either physical, mental, or just social helps recharge your brain just as much, and help focus your studies as well. Fraternities and sororities aren't the only answer. Simply getting involved in student-run groups can be amazing experiences. From video gaming groups, to student government, intramural sports, music, and extracurricular groups within your major, all will help make your college experience amazing, and will also make that much of a difference on resumes and applications for post-bachelor education and jobs.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person looking to drink every day away and think they can breeze through college with such an attitude. Drinking may be a part of almost every college student's life, but if you don't prioritize, you will only fail, lose money, and find your life in a hard place. Also the kind of person who thinks they are so smart they don't need to study.

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