Natchitoches, LA
Northwestern State University of Louisiana


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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.

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

NSU has a beautiful campus, friendly faces, and a very competetive program.

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

NSU has a beautiful campus, friendly faces, and a very competetive program.

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

To both parents and students, the only advice I can give about choosing the right college is to just go with your heart. You can go through the entire process of visits and such, but until you find somewhere that feels like home, you won't feel right about it. Try to schedule an overnight stay at each of your top choices so you can get the feel of the one that's the best for you. Making the most of the college experience doesn't have anything to do with "nightlife." After my first year in college, I realized that the college expeience has more to do with what you make of it--what clubs you join, what extra-curriculars you choose, the friends you make, the classes you take. To make the most of these, my advice is just to get involved. Don't be afraid of what's out there. Try everything, find what out what you like, and never let fear hold you back from the great times you could have.

Cody
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our nursing and education schools.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our nursing and education schools.

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

The biggest piece of advice that I would give is to meet the people who make up the college or university. You can have centurys of tradition that sound great but it is how you the faculty,staff, and students mesh together that makes the most difference. When you hear from them what the University is all about, it gives you a great idea about how you will fit into the group also.

What's unique about your campus?

Everyone is welcoming and they help you with whatever you need.

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

i chose my college because i have great professors and i got a very large scholarship. choose wich college you think will hel...

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

i chose my college because i have great professors and i got a very large scholarship. choose wich college you think will help further your education the most.

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

if you dont drink or smoke very much theres not really much to do around here.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

traffic around here is rediculous. it's a small school but everyone feels like they need to drive everywhere, rather than walk.

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

Always have an open mind when choosing a college. You will be more satisfied if you pick a college where you feel most at ho...

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

Always have an open mind when choosing a college. You will be more satisfied if you pick a college where you feel most at home and you know you will love it. You have to look at all aspects. The name of a college does not make the college, its the people, the atmosphere, the professors, the spirit, the activities, every little thing imaginable. It never fails to tour all of the prospective school during the school year to get a feel of campus life. Always go with your heart. To make the most of your experience at college, you really should get involved as much as possible. Going to class is not all there is to going to college, it is the best time of your life, if you make it that way. Joining organization, attending sporting events, theater productions, and etc. helps you to get out and have fun. You should also never be shy, especially in classes concerning your major. The people in those classes will most likely be with you throughout your college career, so make friends and have fun while getting a great education.

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

The parking availability would have to be my least favorite thing about campus, but I've learned to plan my classes well now, so now it is not that bad after all. You just cannot be late!

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

Northwestern is a school that is not too big, but also not too small. Its atmosphere is amazing and you just cannot help but to love it.

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

Check out all financial aid opportunities including scholarships. Most colleges do not prepare a family for applying for fin...

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

Check out all financial aid opportunities including scholarships. Most colleges do not prepare a family for applying for financial aid. Also, weigh in costs like traveling home for the weekends or holidays and telephone calls home. Of course, with cell phone services available the cost of telephone calls may not be an issue but it was when i first started college. Take into consideration distance from home when looking for a college. Most freshman do better at a community college the first year.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A student who is well organized and likes to study.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A student who doesn't want to work for their grades.

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

The advice that I would give to parents and students about finding the right college is to go where they think that they are...

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

The advice that I would give to parents and students about finding the right college is to go where they think that they are most comfortable. No one wants to move somewhere they hate. If your not comfortable where your at, most likely you will not like the school. Go with your gut, and work really hard to get in where you want.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that everyone is really nice around here, and there is always someone that will help you somehow. The faculty is usually very helpful and they offer a variety of classes so there is something for everyone.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The financial aid department is by far the most aggrevating. They are not very helpful at all.

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

Make sure whatever college you pick make sure its for the right reasons.

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

Make sure whatever college you pick make sure its for the right reasons.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone from a small town or who wants to experience a small college

Jason
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school was originally established as a school for training teachers. Now my school is known for its education programs, i...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school was originally established as a school for training teachers. Now my school is known for its education programs, its nursing programs, and its business programs. It is also highly known for its musical and theatrical programs.

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

Keep an open mind to all schools. Take time to visit the schools and see what they're about. You never know what you could discover about the place.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known about some of the opportunities my school offered. I found out about most of them after some time had passed. I wish I would have known about them sooner so that I could have spent more time in the activities.

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

Northwesternstate University is welcoming, beautiful, and freindly.

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

Northwesternstate University is welcoming, beautiful, and freindly.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

History, It is located in the Oldest Town of the Louisiana Purchase. Also the town is where the film Steal Magnolias was filmed. There is a great deal of culture and history at our school.

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

Visit each campus you are applying too. You never know where you feel most at home until you visit the campus.

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