Tuition & Fees

$7,887

$10,803

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
4%
500-599
18%
400-499
70%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
39%
400-499
31%
300-399
17%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
23%
18-23
41%
12-17
24%
6-11
6%
30-36
3%
24-29
37%
18-23
32%
12-17
28%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 947
Declined + 306
Total Received 1,253
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Public

2,991

undergraduate students

458

graduate students

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School Facts

Northern State, founded in 1901, is a public, liberal arts university. Its 72-acre campus is located in Aberdeen, north of Sioux Falls.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,449
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Aberdeen, SD

72-acre campus in Aberdeen (population: 27,333), 200 miles from Sioux Falls. Served by air; larger airport serves Sioux Falls; train serves Fargo, ND (180 miles).

Northern State University
1200 South Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
24%
Top 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/4
16%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
4%
500-599
18%
400-499
70%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
39%
400-499
31%
300-399
17%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
23%
18-23
41%
12-17
24%
6-11
6%
30-36
3%
24-29
37%
18-23
32%
12-17
28%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline September 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
ACT only Recommended

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 947
Declined + 306
Total Received 1,253

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

JoEllen Lindner
Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services
P: 605 626-2544
F: 605 626-2587
admissions@northern.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Mascot
Wolves
School colors
maroon and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Systems
Administrative Systems/Management Information Systems
Art
Art Education
Banking/Financial Services
Biology
Biology Education
Broadcast Media
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Commercial Art
Community Services
Corporate/International Finance
Credit/Collections
Criminal Justice
Database Administration
Desktop Publishing
Digital Entertainment/Interactive Arts
E-Learning Design/Administration
Economics
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental Science
Finance
Fitness Management
French
General Business
General Studies
German
Guidance/Counseling
History
History Education
Homeland Security/Safety Engineering
Integrated Health
International Business
Leadership/Administration
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Multimedia/Graphic Design
Music
Network Administration
Paraprofessional Education
Physical Education
Physical Education/Health
Political Science
Psychology
Social Science Education
Social Services
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Sports Marketing/Administration
Teaching/Learning
Video Game Production/Design
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Undergraduate

87%

2,991
students

Female
57%
1,717

Male
43%
1,274

Graduate

13%

458
students

Female
76%
347

Male
24%
111

undergraduateFull-time

45%

1,372
students

Female
56%
755

Male
44%
617

undergraduatePart-time

55%

1,619
students

Female
60%
962

Male
40%
657

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

73%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

104

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 34
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
China
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

JoEllen Lindner
Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services
605 626-2544
admission2@northern.edu

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