Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
66%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
35
Ethnicity
African American
1%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
Hispanic
3%
Native American
2%
White
84%
Multiracial
3%
Unknown
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
31%
Student Organizations
45
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
71%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wolves
School Colors
maroon and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Intramural Sports
5
Sports Club
8

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
No
Mobile campus emergency alert
No

What Students Are Saying

3.62 Average Rating
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).
Kelcy from Aberdeen, SD
Food is great, you have your choices from something off the grill to something that may interpret a home-cooked meal. You can always eat healthy because the salad bar is always open. You have other options as well like pizza or the Asian station.
Jacob from Aberdeen, SD
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.
Ioana from Romania
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.
Ben from Cheyenne, WY
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.
Eleni from Watertown, SD
A huge variety of fun clubs!
Brittni from Aberdeen, SD