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Northern State University
  • 4 Year
  • ABERDEEN, SD

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Northern State is an above-average public university located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,265 undergraduate students. The Northern State acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Business, Elementary Education, and Biology. Graduating 48% of students, Northern State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,100.

About

1200 S JAY ST
ABERDEEN, SD 57401
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Northern State University Rankings

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Northern State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$15,575 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,167 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 10 responses
92%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 13 responses
85%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 13 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    46%
  • Online
    38%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,265 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,743
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Small Town
    83%
  • Different
    8%
  • Out of this world
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 19 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Friendly
    70%
  • Easy Going
    20%
  • Underrated
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 8 responses

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