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North Dakota State University

FALL 2016 ENROLLMENT 14,432

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

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS/DEGREES 298

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 33

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO 17 to 1

CAMPUS LIFE

NDSU students can choose leadership and social opportunities from among more than 275 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, 79 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

NDSU is located in Fargo, which is ranked ninth on a list of top 20 college towns in the nation. The ranking was created by the American Institute for Economic Research. The Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area numbers more than 200,000 people, including about 24,000 college students from three college campuses and several technical schools in the community. The F-M area offers outdoor recreation, shopping, movies, plays and concerts, athletic events and student-oriented activities. Fargo is safe, friendly and easy to navigate. Transportation options include a network of bike/walking paths and a metro transit system with free ridership for college students.

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 September and January 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. The priority application deadline for fall semester is Aug. 1. The priority application deadline for spring semester is Dec. 1. Please note it may take two to three weeks from the date all materials are received to make an admission decision. You can expect an admission decision by mail.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Guaranteed Scholarships

    Awarded to students who have outstanding academic records
    • ACT composite score of 25 or SAT score of 1200
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Based on date of completed admission file
    • Priority deadline: December 15
Additional Scholarships
    • ACT score of 24 or higher or SAT score of 1160 or higher
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Deadline: February 1
Transfer scholarships
    • Awarded to students who have demonstrated high academic achievement at the collegiate level
    • Cumulative 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.

2016-17 ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS*

TUITION $6,924       
FEES $1,403      
ROOM & BOARD $7,918

* 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.
FINANCIAL AID NDSU’s priority deadline 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 of 14,432 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 402 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

Merideth Sherlin
NDSU Dept 5230
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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