Northern State University is on a 72-acre campus in a small town setting in Aberdeen, South Dakota. There are many activities and organizations for Northern State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Northern State University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Northern State University students' favorite campus events are Gypsy Days (homecoming), I Hate Winter and Commencement.
Northern State University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Northern State University students live off campus. In 2021, 38% of undergrads at Northern State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 62% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Northern State University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Northern State University offers coed housing.
At Northern State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Northern State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Northern State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Northern State University, take Highway 12 to Aberdeen, SD. If you need to fly, book your flight to Aberdeen Municipal airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Northern State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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