3,162
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,864
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
87
87%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Northern State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Aberdeen, SD, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1200 South Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD  57401
United States
Contact Dr. Jeremy Reed
Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Email: admissions@northern.edu
Phone: 605-626-2530
Fax: 605-626-2531

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

994
Applied
873
Accepted
3,162
Enrolled
88%
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Female Admissions

521
Females Applied
451
Females Accepted
87%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

473
Males Applied
422
Males Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.26
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.6

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 498 460 560
SAT Math 510 450 580
ACT Composite 22 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,191
In-state
10,120
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,089
Full-time student fees
7,844
Room & board
3,640
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,864
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,057
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,764
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,593
Avg. Loan Aid
1,623
Avg. Grant Aid
4,862
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
74%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,162
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
29%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.62%
Black or African American 1.45%
White or Caucasian 83.78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.74%
Asian 1.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 2.53%
Other 0.98%

Gender

Male (42.57%)
Female (57.43%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 35%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Gypsy Days (homecoming), I Hate Winter and Commencement

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
evening patrols

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 2 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

148
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 90
Part-time - 58
Male - 80
Female - 68