Northern State University Rankings

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In the World#2829 of 14178
In North America#858 of 2629
In the United States#789 of 2528
In South Dakota#5 of 15
In Aberdeen#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
84%
Average SAT
1085
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
3,008
Graduates
419
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Northern State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate84%83%86%
Applicants1,409630779
Admissions1,190520670
Freshmen enrolled full time325162163
Freshmen enrolled part time1789

491 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,467 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
16 or 5%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 980
or below

75% of them
had 1190
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Northern State University are 980-1190 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
311 or 91%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Northern State University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2887 (85%)
Nonresident Alien158 (5%)
Two or more races107 (3%)
Hispanic77 (2%)
Black or African American53 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown50 (1%)
Asian44 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native18 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander4 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$5,167
Students receiving aid
96%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,540$5,939
Tuition in-state$7,540$5,939
Tuition out-of-state$10,611$11,088
Fee in-district$1,210$726
Fee in-state$1,210$726
Fee out-of-state$1,210$726

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity853
Combined charge for room and board$8,925
Room charge$4,701
Meal charge$4,224

Northern State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
Curriculum and Instruction42
Business Administration and Management, General139
Elementary Education and Teaching33
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General168
Accounting21
Biology & Biological Sciences, General21
Sociology16
General Studies15
Music Teacher Education78
Banking and Financial Support Services2102
Marketing & Marketing Management, General13
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management9
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching8
Psychology, General8
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other8
Art & Art Studies, General7
Rhetoric and Composition7
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services7
Biotechnology6
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies6
History, General6
English Language and Literature, General5
Ecology5
Special Education and Teaching, General4
Management Information Systems, General4
International Business & Trade & Commerce4
Music, General4
Chemistry, General4
History Teacher Education3
Finance, General3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education2
Mathematics, General2
Political Science and Government, General1
Spanish Language and Literature1
Art Teacher Education1
Economics, General1
Biology Teacher Education1
Grand Total2427275
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate48%41%55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
279
Citations
2,364

Publication count by topic

Psychology
49
Biology
26
Art
21
Environmental science
20
History
17
Computer science
17
Business
15
Sociology
14
Political science
14
Economics
13
Medicine
13
Mathematics
12
Chemistry
10
Geography
6
Philosophy
4
Engineering
4
Materials science
4

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business1883750
History189817
Art25764
Economics2666216
Environmental science2882280
Philosophy32191
Psychology3357407
Sociology372726
Mathematics447367
Medicine4680134
Political science47344
Computer science478592
Biology4799155
Geography49397
Chemistry513270
Materials science55666

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199342
199431
199514
1996311
199733
199837
1999815
20001027
2001542
2002964
2003469
2004448
2005264
2006862
2007564
2008765
2009976
2010990
201124144
201210119
201316160
201410185
20158174
201616130
201721134
201813136
201922169
202021200

General info

Alternative namesNSU
Founded1901
WikipediaNorthern State University
MottoBe You. Be Us. Be Northern.
Colorsmaroon, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also two Summer terms (June-July)
Total FTE staff377
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, South Dakota, 57401-7198
United States
City population26,000
Phone6056263011
Fax+1 (605) 626 3022

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