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Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD

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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 Mr. Layton Cooper
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@northern.edu
Phone: 605-626-2530
Fax: 605-626-2531

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Banking And Financial Support Services Checkmark Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Social Science Teacher Education Checkmark
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Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Gerontology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,038
Applied
817
Accepted
2,968
Enrolled
79%
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Female Admissions

609
Females Applied
498
Females Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

429
Males Applied
319
Males Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.37
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported March 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 480 580
SAT Math 510 560
ACT Composite 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,616
In-state
10,718
Out-of-state
7,616
In-district
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Fees

1,229
Full-time student fees
9,150
Room & board
4,800
Room only

Financial Aid

12,135
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,448
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,543
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,637
Avg. Loan Aid
2,223
Avg. Grant Aid
6,067
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
72%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
34%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,968
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
29%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.26%
Black or African American 2.53%
White or Caucasian 80.85%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.31%
Asian 1.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 4.55%
Other 0.65%

Gender

Male (39.66%)
Female (60.34%)

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 38%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Gypsy Days (homecoming), I Hate Winter and Commencement

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
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
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

131
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 89
Part-time - 42
Male - 66
Female - 65
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