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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Northeastern State is a public university located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,641 undergraduate students. The Northeastern State acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 35% of students, Northeastern State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,800.
701 N Grand
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

Northeastern State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Northeastern State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1120
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,138/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,019/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    46%
  • On Campus
    36%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,641Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,071
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Mixed student body
    63%
  • Laid back
    24%
  • Laid back and middle aged
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.71 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Normal
    29%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Small
    18%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Nontraditional
    7%
  • One of a Kind
    7%
  • Peaceful
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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Very cute and lovely campus with beautiful scenery. Everything is within walking distance so it is very easy to get to places. As well, everyone is so friendly and polite. Professors are really nice and easy to talk to. They seem very understandable, so just communicate with them and you'll be okay. In addition there are a lot of student resources available like tutor sessions, on-campus counselors and much more. There are tons of clubs and organizations for students to join as well. This is school just has so much to offer! Highly recommend!
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I love NSU so much! The community and campus life is not like any other and I couldn't have found a better community anywhere else. This campus is beautiful, so beautiful I have chosen to give tours on campus to visitors and I love showing off my school. It is not too big, so being able to see people on campus by chance is very big and the classroom sizes are perfect! Yet I would like to change the greek life stigma that has been created through people that are higher up, and would like for that matter to be addressed in a different way other than what is being used currently.
I am currently a freshman at NSU, go Riverhawks! So far from my experience I’ve noticed that NSU is on a come up. I like how they try to get everyone involved in as many activities as possible or to even create your own. If it wasn’t for the different sports teams here the school probably wouldn’t be slightly diverse as it is now. Everyone here is very friendly even down to faculty. Northeastern is in a very small city, but there is plenty to do if you’re creative or there’s surrounding cities. The party life is ok i guess. If you’re just now starting to do parties then it’s for u, but regular party people no it’s kind of lame unless you know how to get a party jumping. Also the food here is ok in the cafe. If you don't like it they have chick-fil-a and other food places around campus.