1200 South Jay StreetAberdeen, SD 57401-7198 605-626-2544
http://www.northern.edu admission2@northern.edu
About Northern State University
  • Year of Foundation 1901
  • Size of Campus 72 acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,425
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57%, 43%, 17%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $2,994 in-state, $4,491 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $5,068
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. 1.667
Welcome to Northern State University, a school that has been recognized nationally as one of the best and most affordable institutions in the Midwest. It has also been recognized by students as a place where they can follow their dreams and succeed. Since its inception in 1901, NSU has been dedicated to providing all students with a superior education. At NSU, you’ll be more than just a number. You will belong. Be you. Be us. Be Northern. Northern State University is a premier residential, liberal arts institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations and unparalleled co-curricular opportunities.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Fine Arts plays; Fine Arts concerts; Athletics year around
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus ministries for: Catholic; Methodist; Lutheran
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Number of frats N/A
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Number of sororities N/A
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Multicultural Student Affairs Office leads all students of color; active Native American Student Association
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities N/A
  • Number of honor societies Honors Program for academically talented and highly motivated students
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Distance to nearest train N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus Aberdeen (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University N/A
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Minneapolis/St. Paul (285), Aberdeen, SD (2)
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartments for married students, special housing for international students
Campus Services
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 150
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 90
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 5
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library Facilities Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 390,162
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 30
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some classrooms
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 900
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 3,540
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 204,804
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 10%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 87%
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment N/A
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural