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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
About North Dakota State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58108
Website
From North Dakota State University

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
92%
SAT Range
1060-1330
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,848/ 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
$4,666/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,782Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,202
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 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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    North Dakota State University Reviews

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    I love NDSU! It is absolutely amazing. The professors truly care about you and your grades. They are all super easy to contact and do a fantastic job of teaching. There are so many opportunities to take in including work studies, research opportunities and volunteer work. There are tons of clubs to join and there are events all the time. The only thing I would change is the size of the dining centers, they can be pretty small at times. However, they are expanding one and renovating it right now so that will help a lot!
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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.
    I just finished my first year at NDSU, and it has probably been the best year of school so far. NDSU is so much fun, it isn’t too big nor too small. It is easy to make friends and being forced to live in the dorms for the first year was probably the best decision. You make so many friends and meet new people within the dorms and make great connections with your roommates!