2017 Best Colleges in North Dakota

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    North Dakota State University

    • Fargo, ND
    • 1,039 reviews
    College Freshman:NDSU has a great campus that's fun to walk around in and even though it's a bigger school the campus seems to be set up so everything is close together. The football games are an awesome to go to especially since they have a good team, they have won 4 national championships in the past 4 years. I would definitely choose my school again because it's a great area to live in, not too big and not too small,
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    University of Jamestown

    • Jamestown, ND
    • 138 reviews
    College Junior:Generals Offered. Jamestown College has enough variety in its general courses offered, that I don't feel stuck as a freshman. I can choose which history class I want to take, and there are plenty of literature classes ranging from Shakespeare to American Short Stories. I have a lot of fun reading the summaries of the courses and choosing what I specifically want to learn about. Same with physical education credits, I could learn the technique behind weight lifting, golf, or ballroom dancing.
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    University of North Dakota

    • Grand Forks, ND
    • 916 reviews
    College Sophomore:The aviation program here is second to none and it still comes with the college experience. I wish more science teachers here spoke English, that would be nice. Overall it's a good school, my adviser really works with me too. The only thing I would complain about is the excess of drinking here.
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    Valley City State University

    • Valley City, ND
    • 89 reviews
    College Sophomore:There are good things and bad things about this college. Some of the great things about this college is the low tuition, the large amount of people aware of opportunities in Valley City from all over the United States, and parts of the world. The classes are small enough that I can easily interact with all of my teachers, and I have found a good group of friends. Some of the downsides to this school would be the availability of alcohol and drugs on campus, the amount of rumors that spread about people, and when rumors spread, it's easy for a good number of people to hear about it due to its smaller size. And my last complaint would be about how some students behave on campus. All in all I take the good with the bad, and try to live a good life from it.
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    Minot State University

    • Minot, ND
    • 342 reviews
    College Freshman:It is one of the cheapest schools around and very diverse. The challenge I am having is the no scholarship rule for international students. I don't think this is right.
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    Dickinson State University

    • Dickinson, ND
    • 88 reviews
    College Sophomore:Most of the professors love their job: they are willing to assist in and out of class with topics, home-works, and other related areas of concern that are unclear to their students. They also exercise astute knowledge of the classes they teach.
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    University of Mary

    • Bismarck, ND
    • 336 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love my professors and the availability of Daily Mass and Adoration. I dislike how isolated the school is, how cold and windy it gets, and how not much really goes on on-campus.
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    Mayville State University

    • Mayville, ND
    • 118 reviews
    College Sophomore:It's been pretty solid. Some professors are really cool while some remind you of annoying high school teachers. The classes are probably easier than most other colleges.
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    Bismarck State College

    • Bismarck, ND
    • 127 reviews