Northern State University (NSU)

Aberdeen, SD

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Northern State University

Northern State University

Northern State University Student Essentials

Northern State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Wolves
Nickname: NSU
Website: www.northern.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $7,269
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,133
Retention Rate: 69%
Enrollment: 4,070
Year Established: 1901

About NSU

Northern State University, located within walking distance of downtown Aberdeen, South Dakota, sits on 72 acres covered in beautiful flowers, trees and plants, permitting students to learn in lush environment.

Northern State has plenty of academics for students to choose from including the Center for International Business, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Fine Arts. Each school has its own subset of programs, so students can choose the perfect program for them.

This school wants its students to have an active college life, so the Office of Student Activities provides recreational, social and intellectual enrichment through over 70 clubs and organizations, in addition to intramural sports and student run activities.

Students interested in NSU should meet the following admissions requirements: students should have earned an 18 or higher on the ACT, had a high school GPA of at least 2.6, or have been ranked in the top 60 percent of their graduating class; and students should have had a ā€œCā€ average in all four years of English, three years of advanced math, three years of social science, three years of lab science and one year of fine arts.

The cost of tuition at NSU varies based on residency status with three levels of pricing. The first level is for South Dakota residents, who are required to pay the base tuition. Minnesota residents, pay more than the base cost, while non-residents of either state, the third level, pay the highest tuition rate of all three.

NSU offers financial aid to students who can demonstrate need. This school offers aid through grants, including federal, state, and program-specific grants; scholarships, including academic, private, artistic, athletic, and field specific scholarships; and federal work-study, which is available to students who are enrolled in at least part time and would like the opportunity to receive aid while working approximately ten hours per week. Students need to re-apply for financial aid each year.

NSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

100% of students gave Northern State University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Overall Rating

The athletic program, athletic facilities and community support for the NSU sports teams is awesome. The NSU is a smaller Campus which fits me well. Although smaller, the Campus is gorgeous as is the town of Aberdeen. If you are involved in Athletics I think you will love what NSU has to offer.


NSU Map & Location

Northern State University
1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, SD 57401


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Getting Around NSU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Aberdeen, SD

Winter
Dec
26
6
Jan
22
1
Feb
28
7
Spring
Mar
40
20
Apr
57
32
May
69
44
Summer
Jun
77
54
Jul
84
59
Aug
82
56
Fall
Sep
72
46
Oct
58
33
Nov
40
19

NSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,358
Freshman Class 634
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,070

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 88%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 3%
African American 2%
Caucasian 88%
American Indian or Alaska native 3%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%
Full-Time 62%
Part-Time 38%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 11%
Domestic 89%

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