Northern State University

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world rank  2257

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Founded in 1901, Northern State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Aberdeen (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), South Dakota. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Northern State University (NSU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Northern State University (NSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 119 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. NSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym NSU
Founded 1901
Motto Be You. Be Us. Be Northern.
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 1200 S Jay Street
Aberdeen
57401-7198 South Dakota
United States
Tel +1 (605) 626 3011
Fax +1 (605) 626 3022

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1200 South Jay Street
Aberdeen 57401-7198
(605) 626 2544
800 678 5330

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Northern State University's Library
Northern State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 147,445 physical volumes, 7,000 physical media, 250 digital/electronic medium and 80 licensed digital/electronic databases. Northern State University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Northern State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 853 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • American Association of Bible Colleges


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021