Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,611
Total Number of Undergrads
3,162
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
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
32%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
45%
54%
Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
White
96%

What Students Are Saying

3.62 Average Rating
It is as hard as you make it. Northern has some tough teachers and classes, not to the point where it will sink your gpa, but it is a challenge.
Ben from Cheyenne, WY
The level of work just depends on the classes you are taking, or if you are in honors or not. For the most part though it is somewhat of a challenge.
Eleni from Watertown, SD
The academic portion of Northern State is challenging, but achievable. Mix hard courses and easy courses during the same semester. Don't take all easy courses the first semester, then all hard courses the next semester. This will lead to stress and possibly a drop in GPA.
Kelcy from Aberdeen, SD
The teachers, the courses, and advisors are always top-notch. Teachers are always there to help you when you need them, the courses give you a chance to experience what you will be going through in your career, and the advisors are always helpful in getting you on the right path and keeping you on the right path to success.
Jacob from Aberdeen, SD
NSU is the kind of place where you make what you put in. You can apply to become an honors student, you can decide to study abroad for up to a year and learn a new language or you can get involved with undergraduate research. The teachers are always available and become your greatest supporters, and because the classes are small and they are not relying on teaching assistants as other bigger colleges. Most of the professors have or are pressured to get PhD's, that means that you have access to specialists in their fields and work on research projects if you wish.
Ioana from Romania