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North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Fargo, ND, USA
3.95 Average Rating

Originally founded as an agricultural college, North Dakota State University is a 4-year public school in Fargo. NDSU is home to seven colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 45 areas of study. In addition to classroom space, North Dakota State features a Research and Technology Park where students have the opportunity to work on numerous scientific projects in fields such as nano technologies and polymers. For musically inclined students, NDSU’s Festival Concert Hall is shared by the university’s music ensembles and the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and Opera.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
92%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
34%
Out-Of-State Students
58%
97%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1166
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,358
Total Number of Undergrads
11,984
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
32%
20-39 Students
35%
40-99 Students
23%
100+ Students
9%
0
100
27%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,265
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,294
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,273
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,822
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,666
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,411
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,324

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,998
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$240

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
54%
46%
Student Organizations
308
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
28%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bison
School Colors
green and yellow
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Missouri Valley Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Fargo
Minneapolis
Bismarck
Saint Cloud
Grand Forks
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,500

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
North Dakota State University is an excellent university with so much to offer. Not only is the campus beautifully landscaped and incredibly inviting, the professors and the educational experience a student receives here is worth every penny. Not the most well known college, but it is a very inviting university that any student can call home and receive a beyond excellent education from as well.
Sarah from Brooklyn Park, MN
North Dakota State University is a place with diversity, modernity, and close-knit community. There is never a dull moment and activities can be found for everyone. NDSU is your home away from home!
Miranda from New Salem, ND
great campus! great people! not much to do outside of campus though.
Happy Student