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North Dakota State University is a public institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,332, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 258 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. North Dakota State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 190. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,233 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,478 (2012-13).
North Dakota State University (NDSU) is located in the city of Fargo, on the eastern border of the state. Undergraduates at North Dakota State can choose from more than 100 academic majors, and graduate students can study many master’s programs as well, including business, engineering, and education. Outside the classroom, NDSU students can get involved by exploring about 200 campus clubs, pledging with nearly 20 fraternities and sororities, and joining student government. Student athletes can try out for the yellow and green NDSU Bison varsity teams, also known as the “Thundering Herd,” which compete in the NCAA Division I Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference. NDSU teams were previously named the Farmers and the Aggies, but athletic officials wanted them to be known as something fiercer, and so chose an animal that once roamed the state in large numbers. Notable North Dakota State alumni include Alf Clausen, Emmy Award-winning music director for The Simpsons television show.
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With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation. We envision a vibrant university that will be globally identified as a contemporary metropolitan land-grant institution.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to North Dakota State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at North Dakota State University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 83.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||83.6%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at North Dakota State University is 18:1, and the school has 32.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at North Dakota State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78 percent.
North Dakota State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,332, with a gender distribution of 55.1 percent male students and 44.9 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus. North Dakota State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
North Dakota State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. North Dakota State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at North Dakota State University, 48 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at North Dakota State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||48%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,233 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,478 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,104 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data