Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD

Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$8,750

$11,821

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
560
25th
510
75th
24
25th
17
75th
25
25th
18
75th
25
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 817
Declined 221
Total Received 1,038
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Public

4,135

undergraduate students

669

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,804
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational

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72-acre campus in Aberdeen (population: 28,388), 200 miles from Sioux Falls. Served by air; larger airport serves Sioux Falls; train serves Fargo, ND (180 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
24%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
560
25th
510
75th
24
25th
17
75th
25
25th
18
75th
25
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 817
Declined 221
Total Received 1,038

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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

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Financial Aid

37%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,105

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,540
Room $4,701
Board $4,224
Additional fees $1,210
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $18,875
Average Financial Aid - $6,105
Total with Avg. Aid $12,770

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Financial Aid Office


P: 605 626-2640
finaid@northern.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

kumbo, rugby, table tennis, tae kwon do

Club Sports - Women's

kumbo, rugby, table tennis, tae kwon do

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, indoor soccer, sand volleyball, softball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Banking and Financial Support Services. yes yes yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Ecology. yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Education

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,804

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

4,135
students

Female
58%
2,410

Male
42%
1,725

14%

669
students

Female
75%
501

Male
25%
168

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

33%

1,354
students

Female
57%
773

Male
43%
581

67%

2,781
students

Female
59%
1,637

Male
41%
1,144

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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