B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Northern State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Northern State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Scores Range
790-1120
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Northern State University

Cost

Net Price
$14,385/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,757/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,777/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,073/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,516/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,504/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,477Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Small Town
    78%
  • Different
    11%
  • Out of this world
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    71%
  • Easy Going
    29%

After Northern State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Northern State University Reviews

253 reviews
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Fan support is not always the best, but when the students get together for homecoming the school pride really shines. Everyone on campus is very friendly and when future students visit campus everyone takes time out of their day to show them around. Our athletic facility (the Barnett Center) was recently updated and is made to accommodate everyone's needs.
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The atmosphere at Northern is great! It is a small community in itself and people genuinely get to know you. Plus, the Aberdeen community is very supportive of the school and wants to see it succeed
There is a wide range of academics from pre med, early childhood teaching and secondary teaching, psychology, sociology, biology, coaching minors and endorsements and plenty more minors and majors. The professors are nice and most of them do care about your grades. Registration is pretty easy just fill out the registration form and housing. Workload most of the time is pretty easy, its usually just reading and then when midterms and semester testing come around than it gets a little harder. Study areas include library, student center, dorm, dorm lobby, mostly wherever someone would want to study.