North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

North Dakota State University, founded in 1890, is a public, coeducational university. Its 261-acre campus is located in Fargo, North Dakota.

Tuition & Fees

$9,619

$13,757

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
58%
400-499
5%
700-800
11%
600-699
30%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
38%
400-499
30%
300-399
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
15%
6-11
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
47%
18-23
35%
12-17
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
42%
18-23
44%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,811
Declined + 400
Total Received 6,211
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Public

10,831

undergraduate students

2,342

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 6474
ACT 3202

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Location

School Facts

North Dakota State University, founded in 1890, is a public, coeducational university. Its 261-acre campus is located in Fargo, North Dakota.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 13,173
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)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  LAAB (Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board)
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Fargo, ND

261-acre campus in Fargo (population: 122,359). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

North Dakota State University
1340 Administration Avenue
Fargo, ND 58102

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
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

 
11 fraternities 4% of male students
 
4 sororities 3% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
58%
400-499
5%
700-800
11%
600-699
30%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
38%
400-499
30%
300-399
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
15%
6-11
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
47%
18-23
35%
12-17
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
42%
18-23
44%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
All undergraduate level application fees are waived for the current year's applicants.
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,811
Declined + 400
Total Received 6,211

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-NDSU
F: 701 231-8802
ndsu.admission@ndsu.edu

Financial Aid

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,117

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,275
Room $4,100
Board $4,326
Additional fees $1,344
Books & supplies $800
Total $18,845
Average Financial Aid - $12,117
Total with Avg. Aid $6,728

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,528,779
State $3,517,349
Institutional $3,417,625
Other external $2,222,051
Total $19,685,804

Non-need-based

Federal $145,461
State $1,869,894
Institutional $3,476,605
Other external $1,800,170
Total $7,292,130
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 924-8969
F: 701 231-8297
ndsu.onestop@ndsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jeffrey Jacobs
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
jeffrey.jacobs@ndsu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, clay target, climbing, cricket, curling, dance, fishing, hockey, horsemen's/equine, lacrosse, marksmanship, martial arts/boxing, nordic skiing, paintball, rocket league, rodeo, rugby, soccer, spikeball, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball.

Club Sports - Women's

cricket, clay target, climbing, curling, dance, fishing, hockey, horsemen's/equine, lacrosse, marksmanship, martial arts/boxing, Nordic Skiing, paintball, rocket league, rodeo, rugby, soccer, spikeball, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball.

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, bags, basketball, canoe battleship, dodgeball, flag football, indoor soccer, pickleball, racquetball, softball, spikeball, table tennis, volleyball (indoor/sand), walleyball.

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Athletic Directors

Matthew Larsen (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Matthew Larsen (women's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division 1), Summit League, Missouri Valley Football Conference, Big 12 Conference
Mascot
Bison
School colors
green and yellow

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Advanced Athletic Training
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
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Botany
Business Administration
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Cereal Science
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Coatings/Polymeric Materials
Communication
Communications
Community Development
Comprehensive Science Education
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Construction Management
Counseling
Counselor Education/Supervision
Criminal Justice
Crop/Weed Sciences
Developmental Science
Dietetics
Earth Science Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Emergency Management
Engineering
English
English Education
English/Rhetoric/Writing/Culture
Entomology
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental/Conservation Sciences
Equine Science
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Nutrition
Extension Education
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Finance
Food Safety
Food Science
French
French Education
General Agriculture
Genomics/Bioinformatics
Geology
Gerontology
Global Business
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
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
Precision Agriculture
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
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Human Development/family Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

13,173

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

10,831
students

Female
47%
5,054

Male
53%
5,777

18%

2,342
students

Female
52%
1,218

Male
48%
1,124

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

9,638
students

Female
46%
4,340

Male
54%
5,298

12%

1,193
students

Female
60%
714

Male
40%
479

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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) Not Required/Recommended
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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Egypt
India
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Alicia Kauffman
Director
701-231-7895
ndsu.intl.admissions@ndsu.edu

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