Total Cost $15,187
Total Enrollment 2,625
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 17 : 1

Northern State University
1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-7198
(605) 626-3011

Northern State University is a premier residential, liberal arts institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled co-curricular opportunities. Vision Statement Northern State University will boast an unparalleled residential liberal arts education and become a leading regional university integrating education and technology. Values NSU’s students, faculty and staff are drawn together by the following values: • Community: With strong ties to our city and region, we are a welcoming community of scholars and learners with a focus on a student-centered environment. • Scholarship: We engage in research and creative activities in an innovative atmosphere of intellectual rigor, with more »

Information based on 2010 data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

General Information
Institution Type 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Religious Affiliation Not applicable
Federal Aid Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Degrees/Certificates Offered Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus Setting Town: Remote
Disability Services Student 3% or less
Admissions Office Phone 605-626-3011
Admissions Office Email
Admissions Office Address NSU, 1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, SD 57401;
Admissions Transfer URL
Admissions Website (find financial aid info here)
Application Fee $20

In order to be accepted to Northern State University, you should have:

  • A High School GPA
  • A High School Record
  • Completed a college prep course
  • SAT and ACT test scores
Test Scores
SAT Reading (25th Percentile) 390
SAT Reading (75th Percentile) 540
SAT Math (25th Percentile) 450
SAT Math (75th Percentile) 580
ACT Composite (25th Percentile) 18
ACT Composite (75th Percentile) 24
ACT English (25th Percentile) 17
ACT English (75th Percentile) 24
ACT Math (25th Percentile) 17
ACT Math (75th Percentile) 25
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