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Welcome to the Louisiana Scholars' College! 

Established in 1987 as the state's only designated honors college, Scholars' College offers students the opportunity to pursue their academic and personal goals in a supportive atmosphere.  Our core curriculum combines great books-based courses with courses in mathematics and sciences to provide students with a strong foundation for their more focused study in one of our concentrations or in a traditional major. 
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Features of the Scholars' College Experience:
  • small student/faculty ratio (all faculty have a PhD)
  • student-centered, seminar-style classes
  • overseas study options
  • substantial scholarships
  • out-of-state fee waivers
  • a community of faculty and students excited by the pursuit of knowledge.


What do others say about the Scholars' College?

“It is also in the interest of the nation, the state, and the individual to have an intense program for gifted scholars who wish to maximize the depth and breadth of their education. Each university should, by this criterion, have a Scholars' College, and Northwestern State University of Louisiana is to be commended for its leadership role. I would suggest that Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and their ilk take a good look at what's going on in Natchitoches.”


Dr. Harold Morowitz
Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy
George Mason University