Northeastern State University (NSU)

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Northeastern State University can be found in Tahlequah, OK, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around eleven thousand students enrolled each year at Northeastern State University.

Many students at this school scored between 18 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Northeastern State University (NSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. Approximately 70 percent of all students which applied were accepted at NSU, and from those that were granted acceptance about 61 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northeastern State University (NSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Northeastern State University was reported as 73.4% in Fall 2013 with over 1,890 college applications submitted to NSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NSU ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • NSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Northeastern State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Northeastern State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northeastern State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.6%
  • 2010-2011: 74.5%
  • 2011-2012: 54.2%
  • 2012-2013: 75.7%
  • 2013-2014: 73.4%
  • Projected NSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 70.7%

How Does Northeastern State University (NSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Northeastern State University is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
John Brown University69.8%
Rogers State University54.5%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith57.4%
Oral Roberts University43.5%
University of Tulsa40.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northeastern State University (NSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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