Northeastern State University

763 reviews
  1. Tahlequah, OK
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Northeastern State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
600 N Grand
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
833-1036
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$7,211/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,659/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,458/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,402/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,872/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,064/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,045Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Mixed student body
    53%
  • Laid back
    30%
  • Laid back and middle aged
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.61 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Normal
    31%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Small
    23%
  • Nontraditional
    9%
  • One of a Kind
    6%
  • Intimate
    3%
  • Peaceful
    3%

After Northeastern State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

763 reviews
  • Excellent
    96
  • Very Good
    220
  • Average
    364
  • Poor
    54
  • Terrible
    29
My overall experience at school so far is pretty nice. I've made a few friends, stayed out of trouble, and am making decent grades. My favorite experience was staying up until 2 a.m. playing hide and seek around campus with my friends, and hiding against a haunted building in a place they couldn't find me. There was a broken vent to the basement, it was pretty creepy, but fun. Another good experience for me is being able to workout in the gym. It's great for students and from only being here seven weeks, I've already lost some weight!

Something that makes my school unique is the history of it. Northeastern State University was originally a female-only school in the Seminary building. It is said that the main office of the headmistress refused to allow men into the building. Now, if a man is placed in her office, they get off-feelings and are immediately moved out. There are also pillars from the original science building that burned down. It's said that if you walk through them you will not graduate. There's a lot of superstition and ghost stories from this university. Also, there's a lot of interesting history. If you tour it, you can learn a lot of interesting things. There's a statue of Sequoyah with the Cherokee alphabet and more information to learn. It's a very unique school.

I would choose this school again if I did it all over. It's small, but with a lot of cool facts. It's close to home. It's a nice community. The staff and advisers really care about the well-being of the students and their educational journeys. Really, it's just a great choice as far as furthering my education goes.
  • College Freshman
  • Sep 28 2015
Our school is very attentive to the needs of the students. They encourage the open door policy, have a lienient adverse weather policy, an active student body, plenty of advisors, and a club for everyone! NSU makes sure the civil rights of the students and teachers are protected at all cost. We have a highly diverse student body. You are accepted here reguardless of race, religion, or sexual preferences. If you respect others, you will get respect in return. There are plenty of clubs and activities to participate in and sometimes they give us free food, drinks, or other goodies. They offer a variety of destress activities during finals week, including a campout in the library where you can litterally pitch your tent!
  • College Junior
  • Jan 6 2015
I love this school, the professors are amazing. Being a student at Northeastern you're not just a random number, they care and they take the time when they see you need help. This fantastic University also has a great tutoring program, it is your peers that help you in tutoring that have already taken and passed the course. One of the best things about the tutoring program is that it is free! Northeastern State University is filled with nice people and it is not very hard to find friends. They have so many school activities that are free to the full-time students. I strongly suggest going to Northeastern University because it is just the right size of a campus, it's not too small nor too big. Creating memories here is a blast and some of my best memories.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago