NSU, which is the fourth largest four-year institution in the state of Oklahoma and second oldest four-year public institution west of the Mississippi River, has a student population of approximately 9,000 spread over three campuses with 6,000 on Tahlequah, which is the university’s main campus. There are approximately 200 international students and scholars representing about 35 countries. Tahlequah and its surrounding area makes up a population of approximately 18,000.
NSU has small class sizes with a student-to-professor ratio of 18:1. It is ranked 34 in top public schools and 11 in most affordable yet attractive college campuses.
Main CampusTahlequah, Oklahoma, United States Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in TahlequahLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Tahlequah, located in Oklahoma along the Illinois River and near Lake Tenkiller, is known as the “Cherokee Capital” and is steeped in Native American heritage and surrounded by beautiful landscapes. It’s located within one hour of the major U.S. city of Tulsa, yet still draws tourists to its charming historic downtown with its many museums, galleries and annual festivals. Tahlequah has a four-season climate, which is typical of the Midwest region of the U.S.
International students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities as there are more than 80 student organizations available, including an International Student Organization, Saudi Student Association and an Indian Student Association, all of which are extremely active on campus. Multicultural events include Lunar New Year, World Fair, Diwali, Desi Night, Saudi National Day Celebration, World Cup viewing party, American barbecues, international soccer tournament, Homecoming, Fall Festival and Halloween party, Thanksgiving Dinner, and students can compete in the International Talent Show and run for Mr. and Miss International.