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Northern State University

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Visiting And Contact Information

1200 South Jay Street

Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198

United States

Phone: 605-626-2544

Fax: 605-626-2531

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 66
SAT:
% Submitting Score:4%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:420 - 540
     Math Middle 50%:370 - 580
ACT:
% Submitting Score:96%
     ACT Middle 50%:19 - 25
     Math Middle 50%:18 - 25
     English Middle 50%:18 - 24
Average High School GPA:3.14
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:7%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:26%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:63%
Students in Bottom Half of HS Class:37%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 1,157
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,080
Total of accepted students who enroll: 369
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 71%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $20.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: No
Online Application Fee Policy:Waivable
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: No set date
Housing Deposit Amount: $50.00
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Not Considered
Recommendation(s):Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:13
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Social Studies:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    66
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    420 - 540
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    370 - 580
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    19 - 25
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    18 - 25
  •      English Middle 50%:
    18 - 24
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.14
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