Northern State University is a place you can feel at home.
Northern is a picturesque campus tucked away in a progressive community in the heart of America’s Heartland.
Here at Northern, you’ll receive a high-quality education on your terms – in the classroom or online – at a price you can afford. NSU offers everything you’d want from a small campus: one-on-one time with professors, small classes, welcoming friends – while providing global connections through amazing international programs and study abroad opportunities.
For the sixth year, U.S. News & World Report recognized Northern as one of the best public baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest. Northern also has been named one of the most affordable institutions in the Midwest.
At NSU, you can pursue your dream career while pursuing your passion, and form lasting friendships.
Come visit us today and see for yourself that Northern is everything you imagined college would be – and so much more. Select an option below and start your adventure today.
Visit Us On Campus
Arrange and schedule a campus visit to experience firsthand all that Northern has to offer. Schedule a visit today.
Take Our Virtual Tour
Not convenient to visit campus right now? Take our virtual tour. It's a guided online walking tour of our campus, with visits to classrooms, dorms, the student center and more. Get started!
Check Out Our Guaranteed Scholarship
The Northern State University WolfPACT scholarship is the largest guaranteed scholarship in South Dakota. You may already qualify, based solely on your ACT score. Check it out.
Explore FASTtrack Early Registration
FASTtrack allows you to register before all other freshmen, or as soon as you're accepted at Northern. You'll have the best chance of getting the courses you want, at the times you want. (Applies to Aberdeen campus only.) FASTtrack registration will reopen in January 2016.
Find More Information
More information on our campus, academic programs and campus life is published in our Online Viewbook
International Student Information
Northern State University is also home to many students from other countries. The international version
of our viewbook has been developed to answer international students' questions.
Questions and Answers
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Read our FAQ Page
to learn more.