Northern State University (NSU) is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern S.D. The city has a population of approximately 29,000 people and is a retail hub for the region. The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region. NSU is a premier residential institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities. Since 2007 NSU has been continuously named by US News and World Report as one of the best undergraduate institutions in the Midwest. NSU is fully accredited by the NCATE, NASM, NIBS and HLC. NSU offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). For more information about NSU and its programs visit: http://www.northern.edu.