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Admissions and Recruitment

Northeastern State University is Oklahoma’s fourth-largest public institution, with three campuses and online programming. As the oldest institution of higher education in Oklahoma, we offer strong academics focused on career readiness and the third-lowest tuition of any university in the state.

With a wide variety of options, you can select from 56 exceptional undergraduate and 25 graduate degree programs. We are also the proud home of the Oklahoma College of Optometry, the only optometry school in Oklahoma and one of 21 in the nation. The ultimate goal for our students is success as we strive to exceed expectations from first contact to graduation, career placement and beyond.

After Admission

What’s Next? Now that you’ve been admitted to NSU, it’s time to take your next steps.

Next Steps

College Preview Day

Register to attend a college preview day for high school juniors and seniors, and transfer students.

RiverHawk Rally

Visit Our Campuses

The best way to experience NSU is to visit one of our three campuses. Launch the Tahlequah virtual tour or schedule tour.

Virtual Tour

Schedule tour

Schedule Group Visit

Campus Maps

University Representatives

University Representatives are assigned by location and student type. Whether a first-time freshman or a transfer student; our friendly staff can assist you in making the right decision for you.

Find your Rep


You need to be admitted before you'll be awarded an NSU Scholarship.

NSU Scholarships

Don't forget you can stack Oklahoma's Promise on top of any NSU scholarship.

Oklahoma's Promise