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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58108
About North Dakota State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
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NDSU excels in areas of innovative and technology-driven research, with more than $153 million in annual research expenditures as reported in the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
1080-1280
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,472/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,149/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses

Majors

Engineering

Our students like to find solutions to everyday problems. They're curious entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders who design and build the future. Our graduates manage multimillion-dollar construction sites, invent new renewable products and develop next-generation technology to make the world better.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,782Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,202
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 59 responses
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  • Friendly, motivated, intelligent and hard working
    46%
  • Very friendly and motivated
    32%
  • Lots of hard working and intelligent students.
    20%
  • In there own world, not to concerned about others
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.95 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
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  • The best cold, football loving, caring community
    63%
  • Welcoming, great school spirit
    19%
  • Research based
    13%
  • Generous
    3%
  • Boring student life
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $48,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    58%
    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 medium size of the school is what I was initially really attracted to! That being said, I love how home-towny it feels. I am from Minneapolis, so I definitely wanted to be somewhere smaller and that was more tight-knit. NDSU is definitely that; I see someone I know on campus everyday, and I still see new people everyday! I think my favorite thing about the school is how welcoming the students are, I was so surprised how kind strangers can actually be. For example, my freshmen year I was walking on the sidewalk and sneezed, someone nearby said bless you (which almost never would have happened in Minneapolis-- unless you knew the person). This is a school where people do truly treat others how they wish to be treated. At the moment, I have no bad words to say!
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    I love NDSU! During my high school career, I knew immediately that I wanted so very badly to attend NDSU. Now that I am a current student of North Dakota State University, I have not regretted my choice one bit. Other than the fact that it is super cold... but that is besides the point. The professors have always wanted the best for their students, and make sure that they are successful. Whether its setting up appointments with them or going to open office hours with the professors, they are always understanding for the student. Students also have a great deal of resources including many computer labs, tutoring, and great advisors to help if needed.
    North Dakota State University has been my home away from home. I have nothing but positive things to say about the people, professors, campus, and community in Fargo. I feel very safe on and off campus and Fargo is a great college town with many things to do. NDSU has hundreds of clubs and on campus activities that you can be sure to find something to get involved in that you will enjoy! NDSU has made the transition from high school to college feel very smooth and easy as they provide you with many resources to succeed.