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Honoring the past, embracing the present, envisioning the future

Founded in 1851 as the original Cherokee National Female Seminary, Northeastern State University has evolved into Oklahoma's leading comprehensive regional university and the fourth largest university in the state. With campuses in Tahlequah, Broken Arrow, and Muskogee, NSU provides undergraduate and graduate learning for bachelors and masters degree programs, and a doctoral degree in Optometry. NSU was recently named 'Best Regional University' by Oklahoma Living Magazine readers. Northeastern State University is a blend of the old and the new, where rich history meets modern technology. Tahlequah was rated as one of America's top small cities and is the historic capital of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

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NSU's five colleges provide a diverse and dynamic academic setting for students and faculty on three campuses located in Tahlequah, Broken Arrow, and Muskogee.  The Office of Student Financial Aid is dedicated to informing and educating our students of their options regarding student aid to help provide students with the opportunity to reach their educational goals. University advisors assist freshmen to successfully transition into the academic and social culture of NSU, and academic advisors assist students to stay on track toward graduation. The Office of Student Affairs sponsors and coordinates events, programs, and services that help prepare students to accomplish personal and professional career goals.