Northwestern State University of Louisiana Reviews

  • 12 Reviews
  • Natchitoches (LA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,460
100% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/26/2023
  • Degree: Radiology
"Instructors tell you one thing and do another. Very inconsistent. You are on your on in this program. I would suggest the faculty meet with each other so they are all on the same page as to what is expected. Program has potential, just need to be organized with clear instructions."
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Overall, I really enjoyed the Psychology program at Northwestern University of Louisiana. There were a few classes that I felt could have been instructed better, but there were also some absolutely amazing professors that truly showed us how we could apply the knowledge in practice. I feel that some of the problems could be fixed if the program had more funding. For the college as a whole, a few notes: the housing is expensive and maintenance was difficult to work with sometimes but overall I enjoyed my time at UP2, the cafeteria leaves a lot to be desired quality-wise but it does provide a lot of options, the gym is absolutely amazing, and the financial aid services can be frustrating."
Hannah Fulton
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"The campus is beautiful, and there is always some activities happening. There are many avenues to get involved in such as the campus radio, the newspaper, the year book committee, and several interest groups like the gamers' guild. The campus offers a variety of degree programs. The ones that I recall were a hit were business, education, the arts, and medicine. The faculty at the creative and performing arts department are very knowledgeable and supportive to their students. The facilities are often well managed. I would say that the degree program I was a part of was still in development as there was only one instructor for my concentration at the time. Now, I believe there is a second instructor who specializes in video media. They just introduced Cintiqs and the 3D printer between 2015-2016. The degree program did introduce new things over time such as introducing us to the AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and taking a tour to the Digital Media Institute. I was one of the first to be offered a scholarship to work in their new Graphic Design Center. They have a great visual arts program, music, and theatre department. There could have been more coverage on contemporary artists or brought in screen printing as a class. I do wish there was more collaboration between the departments as they often seem to segregate themselves. I would still recommend Northwestern State University for its affordability, community, and helpful faculty to anyone. I have known a few people who had transfer to NSU simply because of expenses. The only reason I am not at Northwestern for my graduate school is because they do not offer the Master of Fine Arts (MFA); only MA."
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2018
"I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from here and it was a great experience. My instructors were professional and the tuition wasn't overpriced. Further, the admissions staff and advisors were very personable and helped me through every step until I graduated. Hence, I was able to speak to the same people who followed my progress throughout my duration as an online student. I would recommend their program to anyone seeking a school that helps you every step of the way."
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2018
  • Degree: Counseling
"Someone else wrote that the professors are too busy to help students back in 2013. It hasnt changed. You are on your own in this program and you are on your own finding internships. One professor is so disorganized that you are always confused and lost in his classes and when you ask questions, he acts like you should just be figuring things out on your own and "chilling out". He can barely talk in class...hes always looking up at the ceiling and takes 10 minutes to say what he is trying to say. The director is never around and the only professor that is teaching most of the classes is more into his fitness then teaching. If I didnt have a family member working in the medical field to help me, I never would have gotten an internship. When you graduate, you won't make that much money as a counselor. You have to become licensed and they dont really tell you that before you begin or when you are in the program. You might make 15 an hour for the next two years if youre lucky. The people they let in this program will make you question the process. There are better programs in the state to choose for counseling. This program could be a lot better if they would hire another professor, maybe one that has more teaching experience. I loved the people I was in the program with, but they all complained about the same thing I did. If you want to get a Masters in counseling in this state, go to ULM or LSU."
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2017
  • Degree: Sports Management
"Northwestern State University HHP program is aligning me with the necessary skills and information to excel after I walk across the stage. The administration has been very supportive since I have stepped foot on campus. The community is small and family-oriented, I love my school."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"LSC at Northwestern State is an experience in which you get out what you put into it. Like at any college, you can choose to party or procrastinate, improve your social life, not take academics seriously, but when it gets down to it, your friends will graduate and you won't. If you like a challenge, small class sizes, open-minded discussion, learning about culture and how you fit into it, LSC might be for you. If you put forth effort towards your education and learn from your professors and classmates outside of the classroom, you will have an education and college experience that is unparalleled. As a student, I studied hard, but I also got involved on campus in student organizations and greek life. LSC students are outgoing, tend to go the extra mile, hold leadership positions in most campus organizations, and are a cut above the rest upon graduation. Studying hard, being active on campus, and making life long friends is too much a life changing experience to miss out on, especially at LSC."
Courtney Carter
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2015
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a great stepping stone program for students interested in pursuing their doctorate in clinical psychology. The professors sincerely care about their students' well-being and futures. You are able to get hand on experiences with psychotherapy during their wide variety of externship sites. Some of the cons to this program come from the size of Natchitoches. There is not a whole lot of things to do when it comes to socializing and the lack of resources means that externships are up to 2 hours away."
Heidi Begay
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2015
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"I am very blessed to have graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in May of 2009. The faculty went above-and-beyond their "call of duty" to help me with my educational and musical endeavors. During my two-year graduate studies, I had support from my committee, the School of Music, and students, alike. After graduation, I still have continued aid from the music faculty. They truly care to see you accomplish your career goals. I know I could contact any of the faculty, at any time, for a letter of recommendation, job referral, and much more! I would highly recommend any student to consider NSULA for their undergraduate or graduate studies."
Ebony Jackson
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I'm a grad student scheduled to being my studies at Northwestern State University in the Fall. I have had full support from the staff with any questions and/or concerns. I'm excited to begin working on my studies at NSU. Go Demons!!!"
Jaime Cisneros
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2015
  • Degree: Music
"This place is a great isolated pocket of musical development and training for performers and teachers. The isolation works to their advantage in that they are able to shut out the distractions of city life. The downside is that this small pocket can become set in their own ways if they don't make sure to include outside influences, faculty and students alike."
Heather Williams
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2014
  • Degree: Business
"Northwestern State University has been my school of choice for the past 10 years of my education. I have completed two degrees and working on a 3rd (my masters) completely online. Staff are quick to answer questions and the faculty are very knowledgeable about their specialties. I highly recommend this institution if you are interested in continuing your education while balancing other elements like family, work, and even social activities!"