Northern State University Comparison

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Location Aberdeen, SD
Setting Remote Town
Students 3,493
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $7,299
Tuition (Out of State) $10,272
Room & Board $8,029
Avg Net Price $14,489
Avg Grant Aid $5,074
% Receiving Grant Aid 85%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 88.1%
Avg High School GPA 3.14
Admissions Standards Moderate
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 19/24
SAT Range 930/1200
Application Deadline Sep 1, 2020


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