About NSU

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Choosing the right university is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Here are just some of the reasons why we think NSU should be your choice:
  • Founded in 1901 in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
  • Named the No. 2 best small college town in America by USA Today College.
  • Committed to academic and extracurricular excellence.
  • Named one of the best public baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years.
  • 3,600 students from 42 states and 42 foreign countries.
  • 59 Majors, 46 Minors and 6 pre-professional programs.
  • Over 60% of NSU students (2,019 students) received a scholarship from the NSU Foundation.
  • The WolfPACT Scholarship is the largest guaranteed scholarship in the Midwest.
  • 20 to 1 student-faculty ratio.
  • More than 80% of the faculty are Ph.Ds.
  • Home to the only Center for Excellence in International Business and Entrepreneurship in South Dakota.
  • Ranked No. 23 on College Choice’s 2015 list of most affordable online colleges for bachelor’s degrees.
  • Safe, small campus with low crime rate.
  • Nationally accredited academic programs in Art, Business, Music and Teacher education.
  • Named best college for veterans in Midwest (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Outstanding student involvement, including more than 50 clubs and organizations.
Office of the President, Dr. Timothy Downs