Northwestern State University is located in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana , in the northwestern part of the state. It is approximately 55 miles northwest of Alexandria and 75 miles southeast of Shreveport, Louisiana , Louisiana ‘s third largest city.
- Take I-49 to the Natchitoches Exit (138)
- Follow Highway 6 into Natchitoches to University Parkway
- Enter campus through the Main Gate on Central Avenue
- A.A. Fredericks Creative and Performing Arts Center is on the right