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North Dakota State University

FALL 2018 ENROLLMENT 13,796

TYPES OF DEGREES Professional, doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees and certificate programs

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS/DEGREES 287

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 34

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO 18 to 1

CAMPUS LIFE

NDSU students can choose leadership and social opportunities from nearly 300 recognized student organizations, including governing bodies, fraternities, sororities, recreational groups, special-interest organizations and professionally affiliated associations. On-campus housing also is tailored to individual interests. With students from 47 states, 85 countries and several tribal communities, diversity is an everyday experience. Division I athletics and a full complement of health, recreation, entertainment and wellness services create a vibrant, energized campus.

LOCATION

NDSU is located along the Red River in Fargo, at the crossroads of interstate highways 29 and 94. Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and is a regional hub for business, health care, shopping, the arts and agribusiness.

THE AREA

Fargo consistently appears on national lists of the best places to live and is noted for its safety, health care, recreation, job opportunities and economic development. Three of NDSU’s academic buildings are in downtown Fargo, near dozens of great options for dining, shopping and entertainment. The community offers miles of biking trails, parks, museums, movie theaters, concerts and sporting events at many venues. Community events range from movies in the park, street fairs and winter festivals to an annual marathon, symphony performances, TedX Fargo and entrepreneurial start-up weekends. The Fargo-Moorhead metro area has a population of more than 220,000, making it the largest community between Minneapolis and Seattle.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applications are evaluated on an individual basis. The university uses selective criteria to assure adequate preparation, which will enable students to be successful in their academic pursuits. Incoming freshmen are encouraged to complete the application process between August  and December  for the following fall semester or by November for the following spring semester to ensure applications and paperwork can be completed in a timely manner. For a quicker admission decision, self-report coursework, test scores and GPA. You can expect an admission decision by mail. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Guaranteed Scholarships

    Awarded to students who have outstanding academic records
    • ACT composite score of 22 or SAT score of 1100 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math)
    • Cumulative high school GPA (unweighted) of 3.0 or higher
    • Based on date of completed admission file
    • Priority deadline: December 15
Additional Named Scholarships
    • ACT score of 22 or higher or SAT score of 1100 or higher (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math)
    • Cumulative high school GPA (unweighted) of 3.0 or higher
    • Deadline: February 1
Transfer scholarships
    • Awarded to students who have demonstrated high academic achievement at the collegiate level
    • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 from each institution previously attended
    • 24 transferable, graded credits
    • Deadline: April 1 for summer and fall start and December 1 for spring start

Review scholarship information and apply at www.ndsu.edu/admission/scholarships.

2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS*

TUITION $7,957       
FEES $1,337      
ROOM & BOARD $8,565

* North Dakota full-time resident rates for basic undergraduate programs; non-resident rates and differential rates for business, nursing, engineering, architecture and pharmacy programs are available at www.ndus.edu. Room and board rates assume double occupancy and a 7-day unlimited meal plan.

PRIORITY DEADLINES

SCHOLARSHIPS Dec. 15 and Feb. 1 for freshman scholarships
FAFSA Early application is encouraged. The FAFSA application is available October 1.
FINANCIAL AID NDSU’s priority deadline for FAFSA is February 1

ACCREDITATION

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Contact the campus for information about accreditation and/or certification of specific programs.

Students learn from the best at NDSU

North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university — an economic engine that educates students, conducts primary research, creates new knowledge and advances technology. The university provides affordable access to an excellent education at a top-ranked institution that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment, educating future leaders who will create solutions to national and global challenges that will shape a better world.

NDSU is a major research university.  The university’s researchers are leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety, plant science, vaccinology, biotechnology, robotics and materials science. 

NDSU is a major research university of 14,000 students.  The university’s researchers are leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety, plant science, vaccinology, biotechnology, robotics and materials science.

NDSU is listed at 84 among 395 public universities based NDSU’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, psychology and computer sciences.

You’ll have many educational options at NDSU. The university prepares students for life and careers in a comprehensive array of fields, including engineering, health professions, science, agriculture, arts, humanities, social sciences, human development, education and business. Our renowned faculty members are recognized as leaders in their fields and directly involve students in world-class research.

NDSU has a national reputation for excellence in education, research and service. The university has a positive and lasting effect on the lives of students and the vitality of the community, state, region and nation.

TYPES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

Online and self-paced courses with highly qualified instructors: www.ndsu.edu/DCE.

NDSU: A PLACE FOR GROWTH AND SUCCESS

NDSU prepares students for life and careers in a comprehensive array of fields. Whether a student’s interests are in science or arts, engineering or agriculture, pharmacy or computer science, NDSU students have access to state-of-the-art educational and research facilities. In addition, business partnerships offer hands-on learning and service experiences. 

NDSU has more than 100 buildings on campus. The university also has a major presence in Fargo’s historic downtown area. Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs are housed in both Renaissance Hall and Klai Hall. Renaissance Hall is also home to the visual arts department and Richard H. Barry Hall holds the College of Business and Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. 


With a national reputation for excellence in education, research and service, NDSU has a positive and lasting impact on the lives of students and the vitality of the community, state, region and nation.

North Dakota State University

Zoe

Freshman, biochemistry and molecular biology
St. Louis Park, Minn.

NDSU has the perfect combination of everything I was looking for: academics, size and price. Here, I can get an affordable, world-class education and contribute to cutting-edge research that will set me up for success in the future.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
701.231.8643
800.488.NDSU (6378)
www.ndsu.edu

OFFICE OF ADMISSION

NDSU Dept 2832
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
701.231.8643
800.488.NDSU (6378)
Fax: 701.231.8802
ndsu.admission@ndsu.edu

STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

One Stop
NDSU Dept. 5290
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
701.231.6200
866.924.8969
Fax: 701.231.8297
ndsu.onestop@ndsu.edu

RESIDENCE LIFE

701.231.7557
800.572.8840
NDSU.Residence.Life@ndsu.edu
www.ndsu.edu/reslife

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