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Northern State, founded in 1901, is a public, liberal arts university. Its 72-acre campus is located in Aberdeen, north of Sioux Falls.

Website: www.northern.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,008
Undergraduate
Students
(57.7%) 1,735 Women
(42.3%) 1,273 Men
419
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 1,409 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.37
SAT Math
565 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,075
Out-of-state: $26,146
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,750
Out-of-state: $11,821
Room and Board
$8,925
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$11,179
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$29,635
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
91
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Aberdeen Population
26,791
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wolves
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
3.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.4% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
1.7%
First-Year Students Returning
73.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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