Tuition & Fees

$8,280

$11,209

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
11%
500-599
47%
400-499
37%
200-299
5%
600-699
11%
500-599
46%
400-499
32%
300-399
11%
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
21%
400-499
53%
300-399
13%
30-36
5%
24-29
19%
18-23
47%
12-17
26%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
34%
18-23
43%
12-17
22%
30-36
5%
24-29
28%
18-23
56%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 873
Declined + 121
Total Received 994
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Public

3,162

undergraduate students

449

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 3,611
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Aberdeen, SD

72-acre campus in Aberdeen (population: 28,415), 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
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
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
7%
Top 1/4
24%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
11%
500-599
47%
400-499
37%
200-299
5%
600-699
11%
500-599
46%
400-499
32%
300-399
11%
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
21%
400-499
53%
300-399
13%
30-36
5%
24-29
19%
18-23
47%
12-17
26%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
34%
18-23
43%
12-17
22%
30-36
5%
24-29
28%
18-23
56%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

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

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 873
Declined + 121
Total Received 994

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: 605 626-2531
admissions@northern.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,191
Room $3,640
Board $4,204
Additional fees $1,089
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,324
Average Financial Aid - $10,672
Total with Avg. Aid $6,652

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,672

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,396,313
State $111,675
Institutional $458,166
Other external $452,837
Total $3,418,991

Non-need-based

Federal $60,236
State $93,325
Institutional $481,420
Other external $201,482
Total $836,463

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

88%

3,162
students

Female
57%
1,816

Male
43%
1,346

Graduate

12%

449
students

Female
76%
339

Male
24%
110

undergraduateFull-time

42%

1,346
students

Female
56%
750

Male
44%
596

undergraduatePart-time

58%

1,816
students

Female
59%
1,066

Male
41%
750

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
38%
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

84%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

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 Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

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
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