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northwestern state university

live within the heart of natchitoches

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is located in Natchitoches, LA.  The university was established in 1884 with campuses in Shreveport, Alexandria and Fort Polk.  Residents living at University Columns and University Place enjoy living on campus and the opportunity to be immersed in the university’s culture and rich traditions.

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University Columns

University Columns offers apartment style-living, a convenient on-campus location, and a fantastic program of events to keep you entertained. You’ll have plenty of great opportunities to make the most of student life!

University Place

University Place provides a mix of traditional residence hall style living and student apartments, great facilities, and an exciting residential life program, right on NSU’s campus. We’re focused on the student experience so you can be sure to live college life to the fullest!

meet our students

“University Columns is a community! I have gotten to know not only my roommates and my neighbors but the Resident Assistants as well during my stay.”


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“I chose Columns as my NSU home, because I like the apartment style setup. I love to cook, so having a full kitchen is something that I really enjoy.”


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“A great place to live! I enjoy living at University Columns because of their great staff members -- they are ready to help us at all times.”


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“I love University Columns because it gives me the opportunity to feel independent but in a small comfortable environment. It is extremely safe.”


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“I like the fact that there is a drive-in gate that requires a card for entrance. It makes me feel safe. I also enjoy the setup of the apartments.”


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