Natchitoches, LA
Tuition (in-state)
$14,923 ($5,557)
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Reviews 577 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Restraunts around town are good, I like the variety

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus security is very helpful. If I have night classes and need help with something then they are there to help me

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really appreciate how helpful Northwestern is with any questions I have about classes, my degree, or anything. The advisors are wonderful and all of the professors that I have had are great at their course.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: I do not really use the labs.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I do not do drugs.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are definitely many different diversities on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I have a car to get to and from.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I got a new place and love it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe at my school.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love to go to Cane's and Taco Bell, so the dining is great to me, but there could also be a lot more cooler places or more restaurants to eat at.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Classes are good and so are the teachers.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Some things at school are sort of annoying. The university is slow at replying to emails and answering phones. I have had a lot of complications with the school about financial aid and things like that.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Everyone has their own opinion.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Fees are Sky High, Doesn't match the experience, life style, or even dorm rooms.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Guys vary from Movie Stars to Regulars! Girls.... Long story. JUst dress up and you will stand out better than anyone else!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Its better to stay on campus. But cheaper off campus!

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Its pretty calm regarding most of these issues.

4 College Senior

Computers: Awesome! Everything is up to date too!

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: The food is truly Bland and doesn't have much taste. But on the other hand in the small restaurant the food is awesome!

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Not Visible, the usage is to a minimum. The policy is strictly enforced.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: Not everyone recieve scholarships. I have to pay for school sometimes!

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Nice Town, Everyone loves it!

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Its truly a freedomland! Do as you please just abide by the rules and regulations.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Solid. You can get off campus housing if you'd like it, but it's going to cost, despite the houses not being all that great. The everpresent train is mildly irritating too.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police are everywhere, but I've never had a problem with them - one even gave me a lift to a final that I was late for!

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Tyesha Franklin
Lake Charles
English Literature
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Before you come to NSU, the first thing you should do is figure out how to pronounce "Natchitoches," the name of the city in which the University is located (for the record, it's "Nack-i-tish"). After that, enjoy all that the University has to offer, including good academics, stellar school spirit, and a historic atmosphere in the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Some of the other assets of the school include its diversity, active Greek life, and activities both on and off campus.

If you are looking for a campus with rampant public transportation, then NSU might not be the school for you. The best way to get around would be by car or by foot. Also, the campus is a dry campus, which means it's alcohol-free. Other complaints from students include the cafeteria food, building hours, and the fact that it's mostly a commuter campus (with around 80 percent of undergrads living off campus).

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