Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota

Northern State University Overview

Student population

Address1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, SD
School Websitewww.northern.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above
Size

Remote

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate
Application DeadlineSeptember 1, 2020

Northern State University is a small public, 4-year college based in Aberdeen, South Dakota that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is master's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 1,068 students applied to Northern State University. Of those students, 941 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Northern State University was $7,299, in addition to fees of $1,198. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Northern State University.

Northern State University has a 50% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Northern State University Requirements

Academic standards

Very High

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Applicants admitted

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The Northern State University acceptance rate is 88%. To put this into perspective, 941 of the 1,068 students who applied to Northern State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Northern State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Northern State University had an SAT score between the range of 930 and 1,200. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Northern State University was between 19 and 24 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Northern State University as part of their application.

Northern State University Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Northern State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $7,299. Combined with fees of $1,198, room and board costs of $8,029, other expenses of $4,100 and the $1,200 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $11,470 in tuition.

Students at Northern State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Northern State University was $5,321 last year, with 36% of students being awarded federal aid.

Northern State University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio21:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Northern State University.

Northern State University has a good gender split, with 58% of undergraduates being female and 42% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are South Dakota residents; in fact, 70% of all students reside in South Dakota. However, 28% of students come from out-of-state and 2% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Northern State University is 21:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Northern State University Popular Majors and Programs

EDUCATION
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
PSYCHOLOGY
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

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