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Reviews 631 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've enjoyed my years at NSU. The instructors are very helpful

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I loved my high school! It was the best in the city and in the state! The academics were great and so was the teachers help! If it wasn't for the help of my parent and teachers, I would not have graduated.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've learned so much about myself while away at college. It was a great experience

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing selection is great.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene at NSULA is fairly non-existent. There are very few parties on this campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining is pretty basic. We have mostly the regular fast food chains and a few diners as well. The diners a pretty pricey though.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is pretty strict. The campus closes at 10, which prevents anyone from entering unless they have a student sticker or gate card. At university Columns, we aren't even allowed to stand on our porches or loiter around outside. It gets very boring having to stay in the house all the time.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus food is okay for the most part. My top recommendations would be Vic's or The Grill. The Café is good, but there isn't much variety so you would probably get tired of eating the same thing all the time.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: To get financial aid make sure that you apply early, well before the deadline. Also make sure that you complete every step fully.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is great to live on campus, it makes it easier.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is pretty good but there could be more choices. If you eat there everyday, it can get old. Also, Sodexo can get on the expensive side.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Go Demons! Sports are a large part of student life, but studies are even larger.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's better to live off campus because it's usually cheaper than on campus, but finding an opening can be difficult.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: For a small town, Natchitoches has an okay variety of restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's usually always a great party going on.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are super strict on some things, but pretty lenient on others.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got what I needed, but it took a lot of effort to get it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I mean, the food might not be the best, ut they try to accomodate everyone by giving us options.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off-campus. Students under the age of 21 are not permitted to live off campus unless they meet certain requirements set by the school. I have a few friends that do live off campus and their apartments are right outside of the campus gates. They look like pretty small rooms. I do not know much more about housing outside of campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining has a varriety of options. There's the usual fast food locations, McDonalds, Burger King, and Dairy Queen to name a few. There are also cute and very popular small town dining places that are a must to visit. There's the famous Lasyone's and Magee's that are known for their Natchitoches meat pies. There's Nicky's known for their great Mexican cuisine. There's also Mama's Papa's restaurant that are fun to eat at in Historic Natchitoches, known for their grill and their oysters.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have heard from many people that there are many parties that are thrown by the Greek fraternities and Sororities. I do not party or have I been invited, so I don't really know about that.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is pretty strict, but it all depends on who you interact with. Some teachers are very strict with attendance and some are very lax. All of my teachers have taken attendance before every class. The only time teachers did not take attendance was when they would cancel classes.

There are restrictions on allowing visitors on campus over night, but allowing people into your dorm is pretty easy. Many students bring friends over and only need to inform the school of visitors if they plan to stay past 11pm and then you need all dormmates to agree and sign saying that they are okay with the visitor staying.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: My financial aid experience was scary for me. I had most of my school paid for, but with a week until I was supposed to move into the dorms, I didn't have enough money. I took out a student loan, and almost instantly, I was awarded another scholarship! I was so scared that I would have this student loan that I didn't need follow me. Thankfully, I was able to cancel the loan, and my school this year was paid for completely, with a good amount of excess to help me get through the semesters!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I mostly eat at Iberville, so I've seen the ins and outs of it. Iberville can be good if you go on the right night. There is always an option of salads, soups, hamburgers, pizza, and subway style sandwiches. There is always a "Classics" section that usually has homemade style meals to serve daily. The food there can be very good, but towards the end of the year, the options seem to be very small and make students sad.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's really great being able to walk to any class on campus within 20 minutes. The walls are pretty thin so having a dancer live above you for nine months can be pretty loud. The rooms are cute, but all the beige really gets boring. It's nice having a washer and dryer on every floor, but one stacked on the other can be hard on people who have a hard time reaching high places. Overall, campus housing is cool.

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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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