Our main campus is located in Tahlequah, less than an hour southeast of Tulsa, in the heart of Oklahoma's Green Country and nestled at the foot of the Ozark Mountains.
The Tahlequah campus is a blend of old and new, where rich history meets modern technology all over campus. Northeastern State University traces its roots back to the founding of the original Cherokee National Female Seminary in 1851, establishing us as a leader in education in Oklahoma.
If you want a school with a traditional college feel, you’ll enjoy your time at NSU in Tahlequah. You can live in one of our seven residence halls on campus or choose from plentiful off-campus housing. There are more than 100 student organizations, 10 NCAA athletic teams and plenty of on-campus and nearby activities – there’s never a shortage of exciting opportunities at NSU. Classes are small, people are friendly and supportive, and you’ll quickly feel at home.
Tahlequah is rated as one of America’s top small cities, with a great overall quality of life. There are festival and cultural events year-round, and with the Illinois River and Lake Tenkiller nearby, the area has plenty of outdoor attractions. And the easy commute to Tulsa provides ample access to metro area arts, entertainment, dining, and shopping.