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Northern State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,046 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 29 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $108,612)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $89,777)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 82 40 - -
Baseball 51 - - -
Basketball 15 17 - -
Football 95 - - -
Golf 9 3 - -
Soccer - 21 - -
Softball - 22 - -
Swimming - 16 - -
Tennis - 7 - -
Volleyball - 18 - -
Wrestling 22 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.4%
Hispanic 1.1%
Non-resident alien 7.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.5%
Two or more races 1.3%
White/non-Hispanic 76.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Northern State University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 4
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Long from Vietnam
  • 4
  • There is always something to do in the dorm. You can always relax by participating in pool competition or red-neck prom or box car racing. You will never get bored.…

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  • Jacob from Aberdeen, SD
  • 5
  • The rooms give you great space for when you want to get your studies done. Activities at the dorms are always going on so if you don't have any studying…

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  • Kelcy from Aberdeen, SD
  • 5
  • Dorm life is as good as it gets. You get what you put into it. There are some things that aren't attractive about the dorm life like the bathrooms, dirty…

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  • Jenna from Pierre, SD
  • 3
  • Dorm life can be something new for everyone to get use to. These new living conditions helps you meet people that you will become friends with for your whole life.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Cheng from Aberdeen, SD
  • I am a past student here

    I like Einstein's coffee and bagels. The Wolves Den has variety kinds of food. I can always find what I like to eat.

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  • 4
  • Ioana from Romania
  • I am a past student here

    There are a lot of options for food although it can be a little expensive.There is a rice/noodle station, a salad bar, an entree section but also the fast food type that many students might eat. There is a lot of fresh lively food in there and some Gluten Free options.

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  • 1
  • Jacob W
  • I am a past student here

    Horrible, cold, tasteless and disgusting. The pizza tastes like cardboard. Not at all appetizing or healthy.

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  • 2
  • Melissa from Pierre, SD
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I have not eaten it, but there are many other options if you don't want campus foods.

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  • 4
  • Ben from Cheyenne, WY
  • I am a current student here

    The food is not bad. Obviously it is not as good as mom's home cooking. But good enough to where you dont have to starve yourself. They actually listen to student reviews and did improve from a year ago.

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  • 4
  • Kelcy from Aberdeen, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The food will get old after awhile, but there is always a variety of choices to eat. Try eating cereal sometimes if you don't want the food from the grill or a sandwich. There is always pizza, a salad bar, and a sandwich bar. If you want to eat healthy your best choice is salad or the dinner style food (which would be the food not on the made from the grill or fried).

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  • 3
  • Eleni from Watertown, SD
  • I am a current student here

    We have a wide range of food in the cafeteria. You might get pretty sick of it after a while, but that's cafeteria food for you. It really isn't that bad. Just get the 100 meals and the 400 flex for the meal plan.

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  • 2
  • Allison from Bismarck, ND
  • I am a current student here

    The food is not the best. It is very reminiscent of high school food. There are some options that are ocassionally edible. There is a coffee shop on campus that I prefer to eat at. It is better to get more flex dollars on you meal plan because the coffee shop and convienience store accept them.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jacob W
  • I am a past student here

    None. No African-American life, either. There are not enough Black people in this place.

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  • 0
  • Jacob from Aberdeen, SD
  • I am a current student here

    There is not a greek life on campus, but there is Gypsy Days, which is NSU's homecoming celebration. Full of activities to keep the homecoming week going and the school spirit up.

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