Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, OK

Northeastern State University was founded in 1846 as a result of a treaty between the U.S. and the Cherokee Nation to provide higher education for the Cherokees. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Business and Technology, Education, Optometry, Science and Health Professions, and the Graduate College. Its campus is located in Tahlequah.

Tuition & Fees

$6,915

$15,315

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
7%
24-29
20%
18-23
43%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
54%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,067
Declined + 6
Total Received 1,073
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Public

6,288

undergraduate students

1,208

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. General Studies
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Codes

SAT 6485
ACT 3408
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Location

School Facts

Northeastern State University was founded in 1846 as a result of a treaty between the U.S. and the Cherokee Nation to provide higher education for the Cherokees. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Business and Technology, Education, Optometry, Science and Health Professions, and the Graduate College. Its campus is located in Tahlequah.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,496
Established in 1846
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AOA (American Optometric Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Tahlequah, OK

200-acre campus in Tahlequah (population: 16,736); branch campuses in Broken Arrow and Muskogee. Air serves Tulsa; bus serves Muskogee.

Northeastern State University
600 North Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
7%
24-29
20%
18-23
43%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
54%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
ACT only Required

Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,067
Declined + 6
Total Received 1,073

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Chenoa Worthington
Director, Admissions and Recruitment
P: 918 444-2200
F: 918 458-2342
nsuinfo@nsuok.edu

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,932

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,913
Room $3,200
Board $3,980
Additional fees $1,002
Books & supplies $1,380
Total $15,475
Average Financial Aid - $13,932
Total with Avg. Aid $1,543
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 918 456-3402
F: 918 458-2150
nsufnaid@nsuok.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Teri Cochran
Director of Student Financial Services
cochrant@nsuok.ed

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis

Club Sports - Men's

rugby

Club Sports - Women's

rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, chess/checkers, disc golf, dodgeball, dominoes, flag football, floor hockey, free throw/3 point shoot out, futsal, golf, homerun derby, horseshoes, Kan Jan, mini Olympics, pickleball, ping pong, quidditch, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (court/sand), water polo, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Matt Cochran (men's)
Interim Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
RiverHawks
School colors
green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Financial Analysis
American Indian Studies
American Studies
Applied Physics
Art
Art Education
Business Administration
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Cherokee Cultural Studies
Cherokee Education
Communication Arts
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Cyber Security
Drama
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental/Health/Safety Management
Finance
General Studies
Geography
Health Care Administration
Health Organizations Administration
Health/Human Performance
Health/Kinesiology
Health/Physical Education
Higher Education Leadership
History
Homeland Security
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Information Systems
Instructional Leadership
Integrative Biology
Legal Studies
Library Media/Information Technology
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Media Studies
Medical Laboratory Science
Music
Music Education
Natural Science
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Organizational Leadership
Political Science
Professional Business Administration
Psychology
Reading
School Administration
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Special Education/Autism Spectrum Disorder
Speech Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology
Supply Chain Management
Technology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. General Studies

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,496

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

6,288
students

Female
62%
3,917

Male
38%
2,371

16%

1,208
students

Female
73%
886

Male
27%
322

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

69%

4,352
students

Female
61%
2,626

Male
39%
1,726

31%

1,936
students

Female
67%
1,291

Male
33%
645

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
16%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

99%

Transfer applicants accepted

81%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 29
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Mexico
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Roger Collier
Acting Director, International Studies
918 444-2048
colliere@nsuok.edu

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