Fall Enrollment: 12,242 (2022-2023)
Types of Degrees: Bachelor Degree, Certificate, Doctor's Degree - professional, Doctorate Degree, Doctorate Degree - research, Master's Degree, Post Bachelors, Post Master's
Number of Programs: 216
Average Class Size: 32
Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

Campus Life

NDSU students can choose leadership and social opportunities from over 300 recognized student organizations, including governing bodies, fraternities, sororities, recreational groups, special-interest organizations and professionally affiliated associations. On-campus housing also is tailored to individual interests. With students from 48 states, 73 countries and several tribal communities, diversity is an everyday experience. Division I athletics and a full complement of health, recreation, entertainment and wellness services create a vibrant, energized campus.


NDSU is located along the Red River in Fargo, at the crossroads of interstate highways 29 and 94. Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and is a regional hub for business, health care, shopping, the arts and agribusiness.

The Area

Fargo consistently appears on national lists of the best places to live and is noted for its safety, health care, recreation, job opportunities and economic development. Three of NDSU’s academic buildings are in downtown Fargo, near dozens of great options for dining, shopping and entertainment. The community offers miles of biking trails, parks, museums, movie theaters, concerts and sporting events at many venues. Community events range from movies in the park, street fairs and winter festivals to an annual marathon, symphony performances, TedX Fargo and entrepreneurial start-up weekends. The Fargo-Moorhead metro area has a population of nearly 248,000, making it the largest community between Minneapolis and Seattle.

Admission Requirements

Applications are evaluated on an individual basis. The university uses selective criteria to assure adequate preparation, which will enable students to be successful in their academic pursuits. Incoming freshmen are encouraged to complete the application process between August and December for the following fall semester or by November for the following spring semester to ensure applications and paperwork can be completed in a timely manner. For a quicker admission decision, self-report GPA and core high school courses within the application for admission. You can expect an admission decision by mail.


In addition to other forms of financial aid, each year NDSU awards nearly $3.5 million in scholarships to new first-year students. In fact, nearly half of this year’s first-year students received an award.

Guaranteed Scholarships (Awarded to students who have outstanding academic records)

  • Criteria: Awarded to students based on cumulative high school GPA (unweighted)
  • Based on date of completed admission file
  • Must be admitted by February 1 of senior year

Additional Named Scholarships

  • Amounts and eligibility criteria vary. Numerous scholarships awarded based on variable criteria such as academic merit or major.
  • Must be admitted and submit the scholarship application by February 1 of senior year

Transfer scholarships

  • Awarded to students who have demonstrated high academic achievement at the collegiate level
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 from each institution previously attended
  • Deadline: April 1 for summer and fall start and December 1 for spring start

Review scholarship information and apply at

2021-2022 Academic Year Costs

TUITION $8,951

FEES $1,650

ROOM & BOARD $9,078

North Dakota full-time resident rates for basic undergraduate programs; non-resident rates and differential rates for business, nursing, engineering, computer science, architecture and pharmacy programs are available at Room and board rates assume double occupancy and a 7-day unlimited meal plan.

Priority Deadlines


FAFSA Early application is encouraged. The FAFSA application is available October 1. NDSU’s priority deadline for FAFSA submission is February 1.


Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Contact the campus for information about accreditation and/or certification of specific programs.

Students learn from the best at NDSU

North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university — an economic engine that educates students, conducts primary research, creates new knowledge and advances technology. The university provides affordable access to an excellent education at a top-ranked institution that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment, educating future leaders who will create solutions to national and global challenges that will shape a better world.

NDSU is a major research university. The university’s researchers are leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety, plant science, vaccinology, biotechnology, robotics and materials science.

NDSU is ranked 94 among all public institutions, 138 among all institutions, and 110 among non-medical schools in the most recent National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey. NDSU ranks among the survey’s top 100 research universities in several areas including agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; computer sciences; natural resources and conservation science; political science and government; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

You’ll have many educational options at NDSU. The university prepares students for life and careers in a comprehensive array of fields, including engineering, health professions, science, agriculture, arts, humanities, social sciences, human development, education and business. Our renowned faculty members are recognized as leaders in their fields and directly involve students in world-class research.

NDSU has a national reputation for excellence in education, research and service. The university has a positive and lasting effect on the lives of students and the vitality of the community, state, region and nation.

Types of Distance Education

Online and self-paced courses with highly qualified instructors:

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NDSU: A Place for Growth and Success

NDSU prepares students for life and careers in a comprehensive array of fields. Whether a student’s interests are in science or arts, engineering or agriculture, pharmacy or computer science, NDSU students have access to state-of-the-art educational and research facilities. In addition, business partnerships offer hands-on learning and service experiences.

NDSU has more than 100 buildings on campus. The university also has a major presence in Fargo’s historic downtown area. Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs are housed in both Renaissance Hall and Klai Hall. Renaissance Hall is also home to the visual arts department and Richard H. Barry Hall holds the College of Business and Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.

With a national reputation for excellence in education, research and service, NDSU has a positive and lasting impact on the lives of students and the vitality of the community, state, region and nation.

Connor Laughridge

Hometown: Prior Lake, Minnesota

Major: Marketing

Year: Senion

“When I started college, I had no prior experience in sales and had no clue how to even go about selling to people in an effective manner. Now as a senior ready to graduate, I feel completely confident in my sales capabilities because of all the help and opportunities I got within this program. NDSU’s marketing department and sales center have done a fantastic job preparing me to enter the workplace.”

NDSU Campus

North Dakota State University

PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
800.488.NDSU (6378)

Office of Admission

NDSU Dept 2832
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
800.488.NDSU (6378)
Fax: 701.231.8802

Student Financial Services

One Stop
NDSU Dept. 5290
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Fax: 701.231.8297

Residence Life