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Northern State University 

1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-3011
E-mail: Admissions
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NSU Points of Pride
NSU alumni make their mark in a variety of professions - as CEOs, coaches, doctors, lawyers and everything in between.

NSU helps you prepare for an exciting and challenging career:
Ron Rivett - Co-founder of Super 8 Motels, co-founder/CEO of My Place Hotels
Chad Gunderson - Senior Counsel, Los Angeles Dodgers
Randy Knecht - President, the Journey Group - one of the largest construction firms in the Dakotas
Nate Breske - Head athletic trainer, Chicago Bears
Ben Victor - World-renowned sculptor -  only living artist to have two pieces in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol
Millicent Atkins - Farmer and businesswoman - $15 million estate gift to NSU
Floyd Red Crow Westerman - Actor, musician and political advocate for Indian and environmental causes worldwide
Dr. Jami Peterson - Lieutenant commander, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy
Charles Fitzgerald - Founder and senior managing partner, V3 Capital Management
Michael Dixon - President, UneMed Corp.
Tim Miles - Head coach, University of Nebraska men's basketball
Jason Landmark - President, Master Cutlery - largest knife manufacturer in the U.S.
Kay Schallenkamp - Former president of Black Hills State University and Emporia State University
Larry Parkinson - Director, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Sandra Coleman - U.S. Federal immigration judge, White House advisor to former President Bill Clinton

NSU's Points of Pride reveal our quality programs, respected faculty and beautiful campus - and the reasons NSU is the right choice for you to secure a bright future!

Named one of the best public baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years

Named one of 10 colleges and universities in the United States with affordable out-of-state tuition (U.S. News & World Report)

$12,000 maximum award for the WolfPACT, the largest four-year guaranteed scholarship in South Dakota

Aberdeen ranked as No. 2 best small college town in the U.S. (USA Today College)

3,500 students from 42 states and 42 foreign countries

Brand-new suite-style residence hall in 2017

10,000 -square-foot fitness center to help you stay strong and healthy
Home to the only Center for Excellence in International Business and Entrepreneurship in South Dakota

Best colleges for veterans in Midwest (U.S. News & World Report)

Home to the only Confucius Institute in North Dakota and South Dakota - with a mission of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture
28,000 total alumni population in all 50 states and multiple countries
18-1 student-faculty ratio

59 Majors, 46 Minors

2,019 students received a scholarship from the NSU Foundation - that's over 60 percent of NSU students
75 student clubs and organizations

$36 million in campus improvements in last five years

No. 1 national attendance leaders in men's and women's basketball for almost a decade

3.40 average student athlete GPA

$9,994 average financial aid award for first-time freshmen