Tuition & Fees

$8,327

$19,891

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

55%

45%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,974
Declined + 337
Total Received 5,311
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Public

12,037

undergraduate students

2,479

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Human Development/family Sciences
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Codes

SAT 6474
ACT 3202

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
41%
400-499
22%
300-399
4%
700-800
12%
600-699
23%
500-599
44%
400-499
18%
300-399
3%
700-800
5%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
37%
300-399
5%
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
30-36
10%
24-29
47%
18-23
34%
12-17
9%
30-36
10%
24-29
42%
18-23
45%
12-17
3%
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School Facts

North Dakota State, founded in 1890, is a public university. Its 258-acre campus is located in Fargo.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,516
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Fargo, ND

261-acre campus in Fargo (population: 115,863). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

North Dakota State University
1340 Administration Avenue
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 5% of male students
 
3 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
41%
400-499
22%
300-399
4%
700-800
12%
600-699
23%
500-599
44%
400-499
18%
300-399
3%
700-800
5%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
37%
300-399
5%
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
30-36
10%
24-29
47%
18-23
34%
12-17
9%
30-36
10%
24-29
42%
18-23
45%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,974
Declined + 337
Total Received 5,311

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Merideth Sherlin
Director of Admission
P: 800 488-6378
F: 701 231-8802
ndsu.admission@ndsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,327
Room $3,643
Board $4,270
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $17,340
Average Financial Aid - $11,266
Total with Avg. Aid $6,074

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,266

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,157,478
State $3,608,743
Institutional $1,983,147
Other external $2,175,590
Total $17,924,958

Non-need-based

Federal $44,751
State $1,145,431
Institutional $1,101,100
Other external $1,237,469
Total $3,528,751

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), The Summit League, The Missouri Valley Football Conference, The Big 12 Conference
Mascot
Bison
School colors
green and yellow
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Agribusiness
Agribusiness/Applied Economics
Agricultural Communications
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering
Agriculture/Biosystems Engineering
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Apparel/Retail Merchandising/Design
Applied Statistics
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Behavioral Statistics
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Education
Biology
Biotechnology
Botany
Business Administration
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Cereal Science
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Coatings/Polymeric Materials
Communications
Comprehensive Science Education
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Construction Management
Counseling
Counselor Education/Supervision
Couple/Family Therapy
Criminal Justice
Crop/Weed Sciences
Developmental Science
Dietetics
Earth Science Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Emergency Management
English
English Education
English/Rhetoric/Writing/Culture
Entomology
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental/Conservation Sciences
Equine Studies
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Nutrition
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Finance
Food Safety
Food Science
French
French Education
General Agriculture
Genomics/Bioinformatics
Geology
Gerontology
Global Business
Health Communications
Health Education
Health/Nutrition/Exercise Science
History
History Education
Horticulture
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Human Development
Human Development/Family Science
Industrial Engineering/Management
Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
Instrumental Music Education
Interior Design
International Agribusiness
International Studies
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Management
Management Communications
Management Information Systems
Managerial Logistics
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Mass Communication
Material/Nanotechnology
Materials/Nanotechnology
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Merchandising
Microbiology
Molecular Pathogenesis
Music
Natural Resource Management
Natural Resources Management
New Media/Web Design
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy/Humanities
Physical Education
Physics
Physics Education
Plant Pathology
Plant Science
Plant Sciences
Political Science
Psychological Clinical Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public History
Radiologic Sciences
Range Science
Respiratory Care
STEM Education
Social Science Education
Social Sciences
Sociology
Software Engineering
Soil Science
Spanish
Spanish Education
Speech Communications
Sport Management
Sports/Urban/Turf Management
Statistics
Strategic Communication
Theatre Arts
Transportation/Logistics
Transportation/Urban Systems
University Studies
Veterinary Technology
Vocal Music Education
Women/Gender Studies
Zoology
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Undergraduate

83%

12,037
students

Female
45%
5,458

Male
55%
6,579

Graduate

17%

2,479
students

Female
50%
1,246

Male
50%
1,233

undergraduateFull-time

88%

10,676
students

Female
45%
4,710

Male
55%
5,966

undergraduatePart-time

12%

1,361
students

Female
55%
748

Male
45%
613

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

87%

Transfer applicants accepted

71%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Erin Brady
Assistant Director of Admissions
701 231-8780
erin.brady.2@ndsu.edu

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