A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1260
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for North Dakota State University

Cost

Net Price
$14,654/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,520/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,052/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,388/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,556/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,059/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,676Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Friendly, motivated, intelligent and hard working
    38%
  • Very friendly and motivated
    36%
  • 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
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • The best cold, football loving, caring community
    60%
  • Welcoming, great school spirit
    18%
  • Research based
    16%
  • Generous
    4%
  • Boring student life
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
48%
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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North Dakota State University Reviews

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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.
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I love living on campus. It's quiet, convenient, and more than anything friendly. All the students, faculty, and staff are inviting which makes NDSU a positive place to live and learn. The professors are knowledgeable and will make time for students who take the time to see them. Research opportunities are widely available, even for freshmen, as long as students put in the effort to make connections with the professors. Specifically, the new STEM building is beautiful and cleverly designed. Definitely a good school for the STEM subjects.
NDSU is a fairly small 4 year university. It has a small town feel in a bigger town, which is great! Sports are also big at NDSU (especially football). There are several options of classes to take every semester and professors care about their students here.