North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Fargo, ND, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
93%
Acceptance Rate
5,599
Students Applied
93%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
607
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2021
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$35
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
34%
Out-Of-State Students
58%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
52
98%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1170
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
540
75th
645
Reading
25th
543
75th
630
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
35%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
16
Top 25%
24
Top 50%
74
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
76
$30k - $48k
61
$48k - $75k
121
$75k - $110k
114
$110k+
230

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 701-231-8643
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
Do not procrastinate, and study a lot! Staying on top of things was crucial for my first year, and procrastinating makes things so much harder. Next, if you are trying to decide on bringing your vehicle, do it! You might end up having a few classes downtown, and having a car was really a lot better than riding the bus, plus you don't have to bum rides from your friends when you want to get around.
Sadie from Hastings, MN
Tour campus!! I guarantee you will fall in love! The staff do a great job of keeping up the grounds and the actual campus has a lot of neat history. Also, attend a Bison game; it's a great way to get a feel for the school pride we have!
Miranda from New Salem, ND
talk to everyone you possibly can and ask as many questions as possible. don't get discouraged if someone shoots you down. it rarely happens and you just met the one bad apple out of a thousand good ones. this will not only get you aquanited to college but will give you friends and other's experiences to learn from.
Happy Student
Take a tour, it's worth it. You'll never really get the feel unless you come and see the campus for yourself. Don't be afraid to ask question and talk with the professors in charge of the department you want to go in, even if you don't know that's still okay. Most importantly don't be afraid to get involved and meet new people.
Kilynn from Oak Grove, MN
A very important thing is balancing academics and your personal life. Sometimes students need to be selfish when it comes to academics and classes. Always remain goal oriented.
Bryce from Woodbury, MN
One tip for prospective students is to take a tour of NDSU with an open mind, and to explore your options with majors and find what works best for you. There is excellent staff on campus that can help you with essentially any problem that can come your way. A second tip is to make sure you branch out and join some clubs or programs here at NDSU, there is tons and tons to chose from!
Sarah from Brooklyn Park, MN
Join Greek life! Seriously, It changed my life FOREVER and made me into the leader I am today. I owe so much of my success to my Fraternity, Theta Chi. Be willing to step out of your comfort zone and meet new people and accept other ways of life.
Ryan from Fargo, ND