Facilities

Location
Natchitoches, LA
Undergrads
5,319
Tuition (in-state)
$14,923 ($5,557)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Facilities: Although the town is very small which takes away from the rating because it effects the social scence ,campus life is what you make of it but overall students have a lot of pride.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Being such a small school, we don't have much. The main campus of our school is about an hour away so that is where most everything is. Everyone at our school mainly hangs out in the library where we have great study rooms on the back wall that have floor to ceiling windows that I LOVE or they hang out upstairs in a space that has tons of chairs and tables. That space is also the only space you can eat at so, of course, we stay up there a lot ha!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: To attend my school your have to have one of two majors, Nursing or Radiological Science. Because our school only has these two programs, I feel it really brings students closer together. You know that anytime you see someone on campus they are studying one of those two majors, so you know you must have some sort of common ground. Also, this makes it so convenient to team up to study together or work on projects. As you've probably heard, nursing school can be very challenging so knowing that at least 50% of the students that go to your school are going through the nursing program as well is a very comforting feeling. It allows you to feel like you are all in it together.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I don''t really pay attention to campus life as far as activities go, however, there's always emails coming through about campus dinners, fundraisers, and etc helping raise money for kids at St. Jude. That makes me feel that the student community are always seizing the opportunity to support, which is very heartwarming. Our school spirit isn't like what one would see on television; not too many students show up to pep rallies or games depending on the weather, but being a band student, we have more than enough school spirit to satisfy ourselves and support our athletic department.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I picked my current school because it had the best music program in the state, as far as campus goes, it doesn't really matter. I only go to three different buildings out of ten for classes because of my major, so I'm not always familiar with the social scene or campus activities for that matter.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 169th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 470th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 675th
    Best Student Centers
  • 708th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 987th
    Best Library

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tyesha Franklin
Hometown
Lake Charles
Major
English Literature
Grad Year
2014
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Even though NSU is a very small campus, there are many ways one can get things done. It may not seem like it, but Northwestern’s campus is very convenient. For schoolwork, there are several different labs and computer facilities that allow students that do not own a computer or laptop to complete assignments. There are several buildings, including the library, that have computer labs, but there are different schedules of closing and opening times, which can sometimes be a pain. 

In terms of athletics, if you need to work out, the campus has the WRAC (Wellness, Recreation and Activity Center) that helps you work out no matter what type of activity you enjoy. What is especially great is that every facility is well-kept, with the buildings being cleaned after closing time.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
56
Campus Size
916 acres
Student Centers
Friedman Student Union
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Watson Memorial Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Pioneer Pub
  • Student union
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
None
Movie Theater on Campus
Different activities and groups show movies on and off campus. You just have to look at the boards and read your emails.
"Green" Initiatives
NSU has the blue recycling bins around campus. Plus, the school has a greeNSU initiative that advocates education, research, and action focused on sustainability.
School Slang
  • Fork 'Em: Fork 'Em is the term used around sporting events toward the opposing teams. That is the NSU way of telling people that the Demons are going to win.
  • Ibe: Ibe is a short term for Iberville, the main cafeteria on campus.
  • Vic: This term refers to Vic the Demon and also Vic's, the store in the student union.
Urban Legends
There is the legend of Isabella. She was a French maiden that lost the love of her life and committed suicide. Now, she haunts the campus, and every year students of NSU try to look for her ghost.
Favorite Things To Do
Some students' favorite things to do around campus include walking along the boardwalk and sitting by the columns at night. There are many activities one can do alone or in a group. With the different activities in the fall and spring semesters, it is hard to see why some people think it's boring around campus.
Student Organizations Web Site
studentactivities.nsula.edu
Student Newspaper
The Current Sauce
www.nsucurrentsauce.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are lots of different activities for students, from club sports to performing arts to Greek life.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 27 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 27 responses

  • 4% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 15% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 30% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 52% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 27 responses

  • 4% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 15% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 59% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Isabella the ghost!
  • 20% There is a ghost that haunts the oldest building
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