Northeastern State University
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Address: 600 N Grand Ave, Tahlequah, OK 74464, USA
Tel: +1 918-444-2050
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Northeastern State University, the fourth largest university in Oklahoma, is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with its main campus based in Tahlequah – one of the safest places in Oklahoma. Tahlequah is the capitol of the Cherokee Nation, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Oklahoma. It is rich in natural beauty and provides excellent opportunities for outdoor activities.

More than 8,000 students attend NSU on three campuses in Oklahoma and online. NSU has approximately 200 international students and scholars hailing from 35 countries, and average class size is a 17:1 student/instructor ratio.


Northeastern State University in fall


Tuition costs less than $14,000 a year, and room and board averages $7,000 a year. The university offers scholarship to international students, ranging from $500-$5,000. NSU is as safe as it is affordable, with 24-hour police security and several emergency beacons around campus.

Students may choose from more than 100 student organizations, including several multicultural and international student organizations. Student support services include 24-hour computer access, new student orientation, a state-of-the-art library, free tutoring, 24-hour police security, student health center, state-of-the-art fitness center, friendship family and international buddy programs, and career services.

NSU offers more than 50 undergraduate and 25 graduate level programs, including accounting and finance, art, drama, business administration, computer science, education, communications, media studies, criminal justice, cyber security, hospitality and tourism management, environmental health and safety management, music, speech language pathology, MBA, technology, health and human performance, biology, applied physics, chemistry, etc.


Roger Webb Building at NSU



  • #34 – Top Public Schools
  • #11 – 30 Most Attractive Yet Affordable Campus
  • #3 Top 350 Most Affordable MBA Programs
  • #3 Lowest Tuition in Oklahoma
  • #1 Four-Year College Serving American Indians

The university boasts a quick admission process, and the Office of International Programs prides itself on offering personal service to all international students, from pre-arrival advisement to orientation to extracurricular activities. The friendly staff and faculty at NSU work hard to provide a warm environment to make international students feel at home.


Northeastern State University fountain


About Tahlequah:

Tahlequah is a safe, friendly community of approximately 18,000 and is the headquarters for the Cherokee Nation.  Nearby Lake Tenkiller, the area’s only clear-water lake, and the Illinois River provide plenty of outdoor recreation activities. The NSU campus is adjacent to Tahlequah’s downtown, which encompasses an array of privately owned shops and restaurants and offers many festivals and cultural events throughout the year.

Northeastern State University