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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  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 4,753 undergraduate students. The Northeastern State acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 32% of students, Northeastern State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,800.
About Northeastern State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Address
701 N Grand
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1080
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$8,833/ 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
$6,926/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

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.54 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,753Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,075
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Mixed student body
    59%
  • Laid back
    23%
  • Laid back and middle aged
    13%
  • Diverse
    5%

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.70 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Normal
    30%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Small
    18%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Nontraditional
    7%
  • One of a Kind
    7%
  • Peaceful
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
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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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.
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I just began my college experience at Northeastern but I can honestly say it's been the best time of my life so far, I've met new people and connected to them through academics and through our social lives. It's a beautiful campus and the experience is overall amazing. The rich history surrounding the campus and it's land is my favorite part! Knowing the history of the ground I'm walking on and the students from the past makes the experience so much better. I'm thankful that I've been accepted and able to be a part of a campus and community as great as this.
I really like Northeastern State University because of the people, atmosphere, and learning experience. They have lots of opportunity at this college and lots clubs and organizations to get involved in. The people there are so welcoming and really strive to get better the college based on students opinions. This college values your opinion and continues to make you feel comfortable. The learning experience is great as well the teacher staff the pushes you to do your best. This college brings in a lot of diversity and that is a major factor in a good college. That is how i feel about Northeastern State.