Northeastern State is a public, comprehensive university. It 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 Arts and Letters, Business and Industry, Education, Optometry, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Mathematics, Science, and Nursing, and the Graduate College. Its 160-acre campus is located in Tahlequah, 60 miles from Tulsa.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
6,288
Undergraduates
2,371
Men - 37.7%
3,918
Women - 62.3%
1,208
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 1,073 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.46
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
18-21 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $17,762
Out-of-state: $26,162
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,915
Out-of-state: $15,315
Room and Board
$7,340
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Freshman Award
$13,190
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,707
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
277
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
24%
10-19
25%
20-29
30%
30-39
12%
40-49
6%
50-99
3%
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Tulsa Population
16,333
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Tulsa
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Redmen
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.3%
Asian
2.1%
Black/African-American
4.5%
Hispanic/Latino
6.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
18.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
48.6%
Unknown
0.7%
International Students
2.2% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning
60.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
13.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%