I would recommend Nicholls State University. As a graduate, I can say I truly enjoyed my experience at Nicholls. I am from New Orleans, so Nicholls had that feel of being away, but I could always get home if I needed to. The school has great professors, as well as great staff and personnel. Nicholls is a small friendly community that allows students to be a name and not a number. Nicholls also offered a lot to keep students occupied outside of class.