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 eight thousand students enrolled each year at Northeastern State University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 896 (25th percentile) to 1100 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 18 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to Northeastern State University. 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 - 3.25. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Northeastern State University (NSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Northeastern State University was reported as 99.6% in Fall 2020 with over 1,530 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 - 24
  • NSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Northeastern State University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 93.7%
  • 2017-2018: 95.7%
  • 2018-2019: 97.5%
  • 2019-2020: 99.6%
  • Projected NSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 90.7%

How Does Northeastern State University (NSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Northeastern State University is seventy-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
John Brown University75.8%
Oral Roberts University68.3%
University of Tulsa35.8%
Oklahoma Wesleyan University57.5%
Missouri Southern State University94.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Northeastern State University (NSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading443 - 555
Math453 - 545
Total Score896 - 1100
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 24
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