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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: I go to the satellite campus in Leesville. The faculty is great and works with you. I

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: 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

Campus Quality: 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

Campus Quality: 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

Campus Quality: 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.


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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
Campus Size
916 acres
Student Centers
Friedman Student Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Watson Memorial Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Pioneer Pub
  • Student union
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
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
Student Newspaper
The Current Sauce
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
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 41 responses

Very poor
  • 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)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 30% Go to CAPA productions
  • 19% Walk around the campus at night. It's very calming
  • 19% Go to the WRAC
  • 11% Study Hall.
  • 7% I just go to class and leave (Leesville campus)
  • 7% Hang out with all of the international students.
  • 4% I go to class and then come home (Off campus)
  • 4% Marching in the SON

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 14 responses

  • 38% Sport events
  • 35% SAB events
  • 15% Cheering at athletic events
  • 4% Step shows
  • 4% Marching Band rehearsals
  • 4% Performing arts

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 47% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 5% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 40 responses

  • 22% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 2% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
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