Northern State University

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Northern State University


  • 87% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$4,962 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$6,153 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

September 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.
  • 204,804 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 150 current serial subscriptions.
  • 390,162 microforms.
  • 3,540 Audio/Visual items.



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 900 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 30 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 90 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 5 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 900 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some classrooms



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Room Accessories

    • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


    • 35% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
    • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
    • Popular events on campus: Fine Arts plays; Fine Arts concerts; Athletics year around
    • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
    • In total, there are about 100 organizations on campus.
    • Honor societies: Honors Program for academically talented and highly motivated students
    • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus ministries for: Catholic; Methodist; Lutheran
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Multicultural Student Affairs Office leads all students of color; active Native American Student Association
    • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Northern State University has well over 100 student organizations. Music Department is quite active. Activities are in abundance spear headed by the Activities Association.
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Exponent of Northern State University (bi-monthly)


    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Minneapolis/St. Paul (285), Aberdeen, SD (2)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Aberdeen (2)
    • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
    • 70% of students have a car on campus


    • School employment is available.
    • 10% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,000


      • Army ROTC: Not offered
      • Navy ROTC: Not offered
      • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
      • Additional Policies

        class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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