Money for College
Northern's WolfPACT is the largest guaranteed scholarship in the Midwest - up to $12,000 over four years. Click on the link above or at left to see if you're eligible.
You want an education; you'll also need a job. With a roughly 90 percent graduate job placement rate, Northern prepares you for successful life after college.
A Program for You
Northern offers 41 bachelor’s degrees, 8 associate degrees and 9 master’s degrees. Find the degree program that's right for you; learn about Northern's preprofessional programs, or find out more about Northern's online classes.
Northern has 95 outstanding faculty members who've studied and taught throughout the U.S. and around the world. Every one of them chose Northern because they love to teach. With a student-faculty ratio of roughly 17 to 1, you'll get to know your professor, and they'll get to know you.
A Place for the Best and Brightest
NSU’s Honors Program has doubled in recent years. The program offers special opportunities to participants, including the International Business Conference at Mount Rushmore and an annual Spring lecture series.
Students From the World, Of the World
Northern's many international students come from all over the world. NSU students have a variety of study abroad opportunities in France, Germany, Korea, Chile and China and elsewhere.
Northern boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the Midwest during all four seasons. The wireless campus includes a blend of historic buildings and modern facilities, all centered around a park-like green. No need to drive to class; many of Northern's buildings are connected.
Fine Arts & Athletics
NSU Wolves Athletics has a proud tradition of excellence, competing in NCAA Division II in eight men’s and eight women’s intercollegiate programs. Northern games draw spectators from the Aberdeen community and beyond – the men’s basketball team has the highest attendance in its division. Click to see the exciting new addition to Northern's athletic facility, the Barnett Center.
Northern’s fine arts opportunities are superb, with big-name theater productions such as “The Phantom of the Opera” and excellent musical ensembles such as the NSU Marching Wolves and The Dominant Seven.
Active Student Organizations
There are more than 70 clubs and organizations on campus - join one, or start your own. Or, make a difference on a student-led service trip during break.
Growing, Supportive Community
Northern is located in the heart of Aberdeen, a clean, green, growing community. Click to find out more about Aberdeen, South Dakota's third-largest city.
Be You. Be Us. Be Northern!