Points of Pride

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