Nicholls State University

906 E 1st St, Thibodaux, United States
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Overview of Nicholls State University

About this school

Nicholls State, founded in 1948, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Life Sciences and Technology; and the Chef John Folse Culinary Inst. Its 210-acre campus, formerly part of the historic Acadia Plantation, is located within the Mississippi River Valley, in Thibodaux.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,695
    • Men:2,181 (38.3%)
    • Women:3,514 (61.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Nicholls State University is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
906 East First Street
City, State, Zip
Thibodaux, LA  70310
Phone
(985) 448-4507
Fax
(985) 448-4929
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum state core curriculum (19 units), minimum overall GPA of 2.0 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
88% of 2,424 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 1,493 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 931 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,818 (85%) of 2,142 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,060 (79%) of 1,336 admitted students enrolled
Men
758 (94%) of 806 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.22
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
27%
• Score 18 - 23
66%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,886|Out-of-state: $8,979
  • Room & Board: - $9,790 (67.35002751788663%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (8.943313153549807%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,446 (23.706659328563568%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Nicholls State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002005
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,023 (94.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
742 (72.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
735 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
99 (13.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$10,845
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 703 (95.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,750
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 519 (70.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,737
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 73 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
109 (10.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,601

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,096 (89.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,968 (72.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,926 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
345 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$9,900
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,653 (90.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,506
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,148 (73.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,716
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 262 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
387 (8.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,990

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,692

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


257

Part-Time Faculty


54

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


49%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
285
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Nicholls State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


37.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Petroleum Technology/Technician
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Education
  • Marine Biology
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


14,565

Nearest Metropolitan Area


210 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


New Orleans

Weather


Temperature
41.8 average low in January, 89.2 average high in September
Rain
115 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Thibodaux
Nearest Train Station
65 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


18% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


82%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Colonels
School Colors
Red and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Nicholls State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student programming association, residence hall association, food advisory association

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,769

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,695
Women
3,514
Men
2,181

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 2.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 20.1% Black/African-American
  • 3.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 68.6% White
  • 1.9% Unknown

International Students


2.5% from 38 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


603

Student Resources

Study resources