Overview

Applicants
5,311
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average HS GPA
3.43

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 630
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
853
with Terminal Degree
656

497
Men
356
Women
126
Minority
31
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, Other
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
  • Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services
  • Food Science
  • Horticultural Science
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Soil Sciences
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Health Communication
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Child Development
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Nursing Science
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

  • History

  • History, General
  • Public/Applied History and Archival Administration

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General
  • Statistics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Polymer Chemistry

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Police Science

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, Other
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,124

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,976

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,743

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
69%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,740

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,762
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,056
Required Fees
$1,216
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,502
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Cultural Diversity Tuition Discount
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
12,037
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

1.35%
Asian
2.63%
African-American
1.81%
Hispanic
87.27%
Caucasian
1.58%
Unknown
2.11%
International

45% female
55% male
57% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Bunnie Johnson-Messelt

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
300
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
22

9% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bison)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Bison)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
17

Average Number of PC's per Lab
500

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
60%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Judy Erikson
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Dept 5230 PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108

Phone
800-488-6378

Email
ndsu.admission@ndsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wellness Center
Memorial Union
Fargo Dome
STEM Classroom and Lab Building
Quentin Burdick Building
Residence Halls/Living Learning Center; Newman Outdoor Field; Technology Park

Most Popular Places Off Campus
West Acres
Broadway
Island Park
Red River

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: On the hour (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varying dates

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
ndsu.admission@ndsu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
MAT Bus Service, Taxi, Amtrack, Hector International Airport, Interstates 94 and 29

Driving Instructions to Campus
NDSU is located approximately 2 miles north of the intersection of Interstates 94 and 29. Fargo boarders Minnesota on the Red River of the North.

Local Accommodations
Candlewood Suites Days Inn Mircotel Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Express Comfort Inn and Suites Hampton Inn Fairfield Inn Ramada Radisson