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North Dakota State University-Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,159 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 25 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

45% Women
55% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Missouri Valley Conference

  • Football

The Summit League

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $143,929)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $100,369)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 138 100 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 13 - -
Football 100 - - -
Golf 9 9 - -
Soccer - 24 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -
Wrestling 27 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.0%
Hispanic 2.0%
Non-resident alien 5.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.1%
Two or more races 2.5%
White/non-Hispanic 82.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 16
Liquor Law Violation 127
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 14
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sarah from Brooklyn Park, MN
  • 4
  • The high-rises are a great option. Pavek, Seim, Sevrionson, or Thompson are all nice options to live during your first, second, or third/fourth years if you chose to do so.…

  • Aug-11-2012 Read More
  • Happy Student
  • 3
  • dorms are small but nice. the free laundry and attatched dining centers make it worth it. watch out for their pairing system. they seem to have poor luck with matching…

  • Jan-22-2012 Read More
  • Rebecca from Hillsboro, OR
  • 4
  • I lived in Dinan hall this past year. It was kept clean every day, never felt disgusted by my surroundings. RAs and the Hall Directors here all way super friendly.…

  • May-29-2013 Read More
  • Miranda from New Salem, ND
  • 4
  • There are always events going on; you can never get bored with the different contests, study groups, chill-out sessions, and more! The RA's are helpful and everyone is super…

  • Mar-19-2016 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Daniel from Saint Cloud, MN
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    The food at NDSU is great. There are three options of where you want to go as well as a coffee shop, Panda Express and more at the Union. My favorite place to eat is the Union because of the cozy vibe and home-style cooking. Residence dining is also really nice because of the Bison Beanery where you can get custom coffee and other drinks.

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  • 5
  • alyssa from crookston, mn
  • Aug-02-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    there are multiple dining center around the campus and even one specifically that caters to people with food allergies and intolerance. food selection is never a problem on campus.

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  • 5
  • Miranda from New Salem, ND
  • Mar-19-2016 I am a current student here

    Between the three dining centers (each equipped with a grill, sandwich/salad bar, and breakfast area) you never go hungry. The hot lunches are good with a lot of variety, and if you don't like what they are serving, you can make whatever you like! The dining centers also have a modern vibe to them; you don't feel like you are in a cafeteria.

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  • 5
  • Amber from West Fargo, ND
  • Jan-20-2016 I am a current student here

    I miss having a dining plan! The food was excellent. If I didn't care for the meal, I could make my own or choose from the salad bar.

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  • 4
  • Katie from Oak Park, MN
  • Jan-02-2016 I am a current student here

    The dining center's all serve excellent food. Even if you don't like the main course that is being served, there is always a salad bar and sandwich bar, which is really nice. The hours of the center's are also pretty nice for the most part.

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  • 5
  • Ally from Fargo, ND
  • Jul-21-2015 I am a current student here

    There are 3 dining centers available on campus, all with different menus daily. Some dorms are even connected by tunnels, so you don't have to go outside in the winter. Also, the food court in the union is very useful when it comes to needing quick meals in between classes!

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  • 4
  • Alec from Sartell, MN
  • Jun-19-2015 I am a current student here

    During my freshman year, I was required to get a meal plan, and had no complaints whatsoever about the quality of the food. Whatever you want, I'm pretty sure they got it. Only thing that wasn't exceptional was the cost, which was a little higher than what I would have liked to pay.

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  • 5
  • Abby from Cottonwood, MN
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining centers have a wonderful food selection. Having a salad and sandwich/wrap bar every day is nice. Also having the grill so students can make what ever they choose. The daily meal at the dining services is usually very delicious. It is very nice having the app to see which dining center is serving which meal that day. You will usually find what you are hungry for that day.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Renna from Minnetonka, MN
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a past student here

    Small, but lovely. There's only 3 sororities on campus and about 13 fraternities. But they all have one thing that makes them unique and amazing. I joined Kappa Delta after going through recruitment and loved it. It is time consuming, but very beneficial. They become your family away from home, and have your best interests in mind.

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  • 0
  • Cassandra from Fargo, ND
  • Jan-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life has a strong presence on campus and a professional presence. Great for anyone looking to get further involved.

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  • 0
  • Michael from Fargo, ND
  • Nov-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Mingle @ Greek Week there are allot of cool Frats. Remember school comes first they can be a big distraction, but they are allot of fun and your brothers will always have your back.

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  • 0
  • Rebecca from Hillsboro, OR
  • May-29-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not apart of greek life, but from what I've seen they seem like a the typical greek frats and sororities. Some frats like to have parties, A LOT. Sororities are more laid back. But I don't really see any crazy shenanigans from them around campus. Like streaking or dressing up the bison statue. I do wish they did more on campus to make themselves more known. Like holding BBqs for everyone and fun events on campus.

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  • 0
  • Luke from Fargo, ND
  • Apr-23-2013 I am a current student here

    I am involved with Delta Tau Delta and it was the best choice of my life. I highly recommend joining Greek Life. You'll never look back.

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  • 0
  • Matthew from Park Rapids, MN
  • Feb-20-2013 I am a current student here

    I have not participated in Greek life but all they appear to be a big help to causes around campus, and many of which appear to be great individuals.

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  • 0
  • Adrienne from Fargo, ND
  • Feb-07-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life at NDSU strive for quality community service hours. They are friendly and are close friends. I remember one afternoon I walked past a fraternity and they invited me to slack line. I had never even heard of it, but they taught me the basics and invited me to come back again whenever I saw them outside practicing. It surprised me to see how welcoming they are to other students.

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