Northern State University Comparison

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Location Aberdeen, SD
Setting Remote Town
Students 3,431
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $7,540
Tuition (Out of State) $10,611
Room & Board $8,925
Avg Net Price $16,404
Avg Grant Aid $5,650
% Receiving Grant Aid 97%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 78.7%
Avg High School GPA 3.37
Admissions Standards Easy
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 19/25
SAT Range 990/1140
Application Deadline Jun 15, 2022


Graduation Rate 42%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $37,400
Making Student Loan Payments 63%
Median Student Loan Debt $24,399
Median Loan Payment $252
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard