Although the university was initially a regional institution it now offers education at satellite locations like Leesville, Shreveport, and Alexandria with an aim to enhance the learning college experience of all the students on campus covering 916 acres. Along with academics, these locations are also involved in developing student life programs. The campuses include academic facilities, office space for faculty and staff with bookstores, other related facilities, and activities of the organizations. The student media includes student-run weekly newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, radio stations, and television stations. The Northwestern State Demons and Lady Demons are their athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division I level. At the Northwestern State University recreation is of equal importance and hence the university provides a Recreation Complex is a unique facility that provides students with a county club atmosphere to relax and unwind.