Northern State University

, SD,
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.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 21
Average SAT Composite: 1024

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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