Northeastern State University

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600 N. Grand Ave

Tahlequah, OK 74464

Phone: (918) 456-5511
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (West)

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Northeastern State University is a public institution that was founded in 1846. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,582, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northeastern State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,858 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,608 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Northeastern State University has a proud history of education dating back to 1846, with the founding of a National Male and National Female Seminary for public education for the Cherokees. NSU now has approximately 9,300 students. Located in the heart of the Cherokee Nation at Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the university also has branch campuses in Broken Arrow and Muskogee. Small classes and a close knit community of learners among faculty, staff and students sets NSU apart. Our alumni are leaders in their communitites and professions, underscoring our promise to "Gather Here. Go Far."

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1846
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $11,805,755


When applying to Northeastern State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Northeastern State University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Northeastern State University is 19:1, and the school has 58.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northeastern State University include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Psychology, General; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Accounting; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 10%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Elementary Education and Teaching 12%
Psychology, General 11%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 8%
Accounting 7%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7%

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Student Life

Northeastern State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,582, with a gender distribution of 40.2 percent male students and 59.8 percent female students. At this school, 18.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81.7 percent of students live off campus. Northeastern State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 8,757
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Northeastern State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Northeastern State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Northeastern State University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Northeastern State University, 67.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,082.

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In-state tuition and fees $4,858 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $11,608 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,486 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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