Greetings from Northern State University!
On behalf of our campus community, I thank you for taking an interest in Northern State. I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our fine university.
NSU offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price. Northern is located on a safe, welcoming and beautiful campus in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Our university has an excellent relationship with the community and with the entire northeast South Dakota region.
At Northern, our faculty and staff members are committed to student success. Our ultimate goal is to help students graduate and begin the next phase of their lives. We encourage and challenge our students to be engaged learners. NSU students have opportunities to conduct undergraduate research and complete internships related to their areas of study—so they are well prepared for the workforce as well as lifelong learning.
"I was drawn to Northern because this campus community genuinely cares for the success of its students and strives to make their experience outstanding and life-changing."
While we encourage our students to work hard in the classroom, we also want them to take advantage of a full, robust college experience. Northern students have countless opportunities to attend lectures and special events on campus; engage in leadership activities, clubs and organizations; and participate in fine and performing arts, or intercollegiate or club/intramural sports. In fact, I encourage students to challenge themselves to learn and engage in activities that are new or unfamiliar to them.
At Northern, we want our students’ college experience to expand their knowledge and worldview. Learning about other cultures, countries and languages is crucial to living, working and succeeding in our global society. We’re proud to welcome students to campus from over 40 countries around the world, and to offer our students numerous study abroad opportunities.
Having been appointed president of Northern in May 2016, I want to tell you how excited I am to be part of such a special university. I was drawn to Northern because this campus community genuinely cares for the success of its students and strives to make their experience outstanding and life-changing.
Please come visit us to see first-hand all that Northern State University has to offer. I hope you’ll find that NSU is the right fit for you.Dr. Tim Downs