Overview

Applicants
1,379
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average HS GPA
3.25

Test Scores

SAT Reading
420 - 540
SAT Math
370 - 580
ACT Composite
19 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
169
with Terminal Degree
77

85
Men
84
Women
14
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
20%
Graduate in 5 years
45%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education, General
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary School Administration/Principalship
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Industrial Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,182

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,216

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,435

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,288

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$3,993
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$5,992
Required Fees
$4,050
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
South Dakota Education Access Foundation Grant

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,001
Out of State
18%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

1.66%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.48%
African-American
2.39%
Hispanic
91.65%
Caucasian
5.50%
International

58% female
42% male
18% are out of state
49% are full time
51% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
41%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
80%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
71

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Paul Kraft

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Wolves)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Wolves)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups

Sustainability

Green Rating
75

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
67

Average Number of PC's per Lab
22

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Fujitsu and educational discounts through Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
JoEllen Lindner
VP of Student Affairs & Enrollment Mgt.

Address
Northern State University
1200 South Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Phone
605-626-2544

Email
admission2@northern.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
NSU Student Center
NSU State-Wide E-Learning Center
NSU Barnett Athletic Center
NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center
NSU International Center of Excellence

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Wylie, Richmond, and Mina City and State Parks
Lakewood Mall
Midco Theatres
Swisher Field Athletic Complex
Mocassin Creek Softball Complex / Walking Trail
City Recreational Water Park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am to 2pm daily
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
During Office Hours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission2@northern.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airport is 2 miles from campus. Taxi cab and shuttle service is available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Aberdeen is located 75 miles west of junction US highway 12 west and I-29 north.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Ramada Inn, Ramkota Inn, Super 8, White House Inn, AmericInn
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Key Stats

1,379
Applicants
3,001
Size
83%
Acceptance Rate
960
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists