Welcome to Northern State University, a school that has been recognized nationally as one of the best and most affordable institutions in the Midwest. It has also been recognized by students as a place where they can follow their dreams and succeed. Since its inception in 1901, NSU has been dedicated to providing a superior education. At NSU, you̠ll be more than just a number. You will belong. Be you. Be us. Be Northern.Northern boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the Midwest. Historic buildings blend with modern facilities, all centered around a park-like campus green. The campus is within walking distance of downtown Aberdeen, so students can easily explore the community of about 26,000 people. Aberdeen is growing, but still manages to keep a safe, small-community atmosphere. Try pheasant hunting, explore magical Storybook Land or watch a play at the historic downtown Capitol Theater.