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A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
North Dakota State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58108
Website
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North Dakota State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1290
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,581/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,659/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,336/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,934/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,597/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,432/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,680Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Friendly, motivated, intelligent and hard working
    40%
  • Very friendly and motivated
    35%
  • Lots of hard working and intelligent students.
    23%
  • In there own world, not to concerned about others
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.88 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
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  • The best cold, football loving, caring community
    62%
  • Welcoming, great school spirit
    18%
  • Research based
    15%
  • Generous
    4%
  • Boring student life
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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The campus is perfect sized for me, not too big, but not too small. North Dakota State University focus on the needs of the students and do whatever they can to satisfy their needs. You walk onto campus and immediately feel welcomed and comfortable, it really feels like home and I couldn't picture myself going anywhere else. The professors make class interesting and are really good at keeping the students engaged. North Dakota State University also provides such a wide variety of majors and academic programs, you can find exactly what you're looking for! Not to mention, the hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus that you are able and encouraged to get involved in.
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I am currently a freshman here at North Dakota State University and so far it's a great college for me. I love how big the campus is because all the buildings are spread out so you can get your daily exercise in from walking to class everyday. Another way you can get your exercise in is by going to the Wallman Wellness Center where they have a pool, yoga classes, cycling classes, weight lifting, cardio, you name it! I love spending my time there when I'm not busy with class. North Dakota State University also has a great bus transportation system so if you don't have your car here the bus will take you pretty much anywhere in Fargo. Overall, this University has a great atmosphere and is a very safe campus. It would be a great college to attend for anyone.
North Dakota State University has opened the doors to so many new things in my life. There is a huge diversity in student life, where you can meet people from across the world! Professors on campus are here not only to teach but mentor you as you make your way through the college scene. The campus always has something going on making it very easy to meet new people and allows you to start networking early in your quest for a degree.