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NSU Admission Requirements

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Chances of getting into Northeastern State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
97.5%
Admission Difficulty for Northeastern State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into NSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 98% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,743 out of 1,787 applicants were admitted making Northeastern State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Northeastern State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 49% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at NSU, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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NSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Northeastern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Northeastern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northeastern State University?

Northeastern State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northeastern State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >99%
1020 to 1120 Avg + 98%-99%
920 to 1020 Avg - 97%-98%
820 to 920 Reach 94%-97%
Less than 820 Low <94%
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NSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Northeastern State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Northeastern State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NSU?

Admission data indicates that NSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Oklahoma for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northeastern State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northeastern State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >99%
20 to 23 Avg + 98%-99%
18 to 20 Avg - 97%-98%
16 to 18 Reach 95%-97%
Less than 16 Low <95%
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NSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Northeastern State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northeastern State University was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NSU accepts 98% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Northeastern State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

78% of Northeastern State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Northeastern State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Northeastern State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,050 737 1,787
Accepted 1,031 711 1,743
Acceptance Rate 98% 96% 98%
Enrolled 495 365 860
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 48% 51% 49%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northeastern State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Northeastern State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northeastern State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
E
East Central University

Ada, Oklahoma

H
Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

T
Texas A & M University Texarkana

Texarkana, Texas

W
Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois

N
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, Nebraska

M
Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi

L
Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207263 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern State University.

FAQs

Does Northeastern State University prefer SAT or ACT?

3% of students submit their SAT scores to NSU. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Northeastern State University?

98% of those who apply are granted admission to NSU. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Northeastern State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1120. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Northeastern State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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