Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.18 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 23 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Remote
  • Student Population: 9,819 (8,832 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 77% part-time, 23% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,487 in-state; $19,275 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

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.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care)
Graduation Year: 2019

Northwestern State is fantastic. The staff is very welcoming, and available for distance-learning students as well as students attending on campus. The school sponsors a thorough orientation program, and prepares students for the coursework requirements of the program.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010

Nsu has a great knowledgeable staff that cares about their students. The curriculum is demanding and gets you career ready.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2017

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.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

I attend the Northwestern State University's School of Nursing in Shreveport and not the main campus in Natchitoches. There are a few benefits in attending the smaller but more specialized branch. These include but are not limited to easier access to faculty, more academic competitiveness, increased educational quality that comprises a valuable graduate program. However, in gaining these benefits we surrender to a smaller student diversity and social life activities. I feel the trade off is worth it because I experience plenty diversity with my patients and coworkers at one of the local hospitals. Since, I am a nontraditional student who is working full time, I am not in need of social programs as I am fully involved with current classmates, friends, relatives, and coworkers.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2017

I love my University and all of my professors. they take an interest in their students lives as well as the academic life to ensure that we get as much success as possible to prepare us for life after college.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

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.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2009

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.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

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!!!
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2016

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.
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