How much does Northern State University cost?

Northern State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $8,497
Out-of-state $11,470
On-Campus Room and Board $8,029
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,100
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,891
$30,000-$48,000 $13,541
$48,000-$75,000 $16,178
$75,000-$110,000 $12,891
Over $110,000 $17,992

Northern State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 97% $5,515
Federal Grants 36% $5,321
Pell grants 34% $4,344
Other federal grants 25% $1,473
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 13% $1,231
Institutional grants or scholarships 75% $3,006
Student loan aid 71% $7,337
Federal student loans 69% $6,548
Other student loans 12% $7,681

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Northern State University Admissions

What is Northern State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 4% of applicants
SAT Reading 470-600
SAT Math 460-600
SAT Writing 420-540
ACT Submissions 93% of applicants
Composite Score 19-24

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Northern State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 3162
Living on campus 10%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Northern State University Graduation Success

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About Northern State University


1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, SD

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Remote Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify