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Nicholls State University is a public institution located in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The location of Nicholls State University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$19,007 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
97% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Nicholls State University?


Contact details for Nicholls State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: University Station La Hwy 1, Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 877-642-4655

How Do I Get Into Nicholls State University?

You can apply to Nicholls State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Nicholls State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Nicholls State University?

97% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 97%, Nicholls State University is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 96%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to Nicholls State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 605. Math scores were between 518 and 623.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 520 to 605 )

SAT Math Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 518 to 623 )
Nicholls State University received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 21 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Nicholls State University?

$19,007 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Nicholls State University is $19,007. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Nicholls State University, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,271 a year. That adds up to $21,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Nicholls State University is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Nicholls State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,582 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,567 undergraduate students at Nicholls State University, with 4,582 being full-time and 985 being part-time.


There are also 658 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,582 full-time undergraduates at Nicholls State University, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Nicholls State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 76
Black or African American 785
Hispanic or Latino 222
White 3,144
International Students 69
Other Races/Ethnicities 286

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Nicholls State University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at Nicholls State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Australia, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Nicholls State University

1,173 Took All Classes Online
3,383 Took At Least One Class Online
10.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 24 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Nicholls State University. In 2020-2021, 3,383 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Nicholls State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Nicholls State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Nicholls State University was 10.9%. This is the #939 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Nicholls State University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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