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NSU Points of Pride show you the exceptional campus, supportive community and outstanding educational opportunities you'll find when you join our pack!
  • Recognized as one of the best public baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade
  • Named one of the 100 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities (College Consensus) 
  • Home to nearly 3,500 students from across the country and around the world
  • Caring faculty - most with their Ph.Ds - get to know students thanks to a 20:1 student-faculty ratio
  • State-of-the-art Regional Science Education Center provides opportunities for cutting-edge undergraduate research
  • Supportive community of Aberdeen ranked as No. 2 best small college town in the U.S. (USA Today College)
  • Brand-new residence halls offer the comforts of home
  • A unique partnership with the S.D. School for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides an opportunity for hands-on classroom experience
  • With more than 50 majors, you'll be prepared for your dream career
  • More than 80 percent of students receive some form of financial aid - including ?the WolfPACT, the largest four-year guaranteed scholarship in South Dakota
  • Outstanding student involvement, including dozens of recognized student organizations
  • More than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade
  • No. 1 national attendance leaders in men's and women's basketball for 13 consecutive years