Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD, USA
3.62 Average Rating

Northern State University is a 4-year public school located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. NSU was named one of 10 colleges and universities with affordable out-of-state tuition by US News & World Report and USA Today College named Aberdeen the second-best small college town in America. NSU is home to the only Confucius Institute in the Dakotas, as well as the only Center for Excellence in International Business and Entrepreneurship in the state.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
66%
Out of State Students
29%
0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1024
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,587
Total Number of Undergrads
3,075
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
20%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,738
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$8,280
Out-of-State Tuition
$11,210
0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,620
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
43
Size of Town
Town: Remote
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
99%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.62 Average Rating
The teachers at Northern State University are top-notch. They teach us the things we will need to know to succeed out in the working world. The institution as a whole could not be better, an overall friendly atmosphere.
Jacob from Aberdeen, SD
It has a great environment! Very friendly students and even friendlier staff!
Brittni from Aberdeen, SD

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