Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
88%
Acceptance Rate
994
Students Applied
85%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
166
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$20
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
66%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
35
92%
Submitting ACT
6%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1083
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
580
Reading
25th
470
75th
560
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
9
Top 25%
29
Top 50%
63
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
47
$30k - $48k
31
$48k - $75k
23
$75k - $110k
44
$110k+
38

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.62 Average Rating
I would come and take a tour, because it has such a great atmosphere. Don't be afraid to ask questions either.
Eleni from Watertown, SD
Tour the campus FIRST!
Brittni from Aberdeen, SD
I recommend visiting the NSU campus and meeting the faculty. I found NSU was the best fit for me once I took a look around and met the faculty here. That combined with the low price of the college before and especially after their generous scholarship program made it no question where the best college for me was. Also, visiting the northern website (northern.edu) would be a good first step for prospective students.
Megan from Scranton, ND
Some tips would be to work hard in high school so you can apply for a lot of scholarships and have a higher chance at being selected. Be involved in organizations, clubs, sports teams, etc. to get the full experience of college. Friendships are easily formed through activities.
Kelcy from Aberdeen, SD
At NSU, you will be part of a community that cares. People are always willing to help and are always super-friendly. Its a great place to learn and it is a great place to meet new people.
Jacob from Aberdeen, SD
If you have questions about a specific class or major write directly to the faculty, you will be amazed at how engaged they are with the new students.
Ioana from Romania
If you are going to attend Northern, make the decision before the fall of your freshman year. They have really good scholarships for incoming freshman which are not available after that. Also, visit Northern, or any other school first to make sure the school is perfect for you.
Ben from Cheyenne, WY