NDSU

North Dakota State University

1340 Administration Ave, Fargo, United States
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  • Total Documents
    51
  • Class Notes
    34
  • Textbook Notes
    6
  • Study Guides
    10
  • Currently Enrolled
    40
  • Previously Enrolled
    123

Overview of North Dakota State University (NDSU)

About this school

North Dakota State, founded in 1890, is a public university. Its 258-acre campus is located in Fargo.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,984
    • Men:6,465 (53.9%)
    • Women:5,519 (46.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (NDSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to North Dakota State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1340 Administration Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fargo, ND  58102
Phone
(701) 231-8643
Fax
(701) 231-8802
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 6,424 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 3,109 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 3,315 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,845 (48%) of 5,884 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,296 (45%) of 2,870 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,549 (51%) of 3,014 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.47
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
19%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
19%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
44%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NDSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,546|Out-of-state: $20,572
  • Room & Board: - $8,356 (66.54985664224276%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (6.371455877668047%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,400 (27.0786874800892%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


North Dakota State University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002997
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,037 (88.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,365 (67.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,336 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
355 (26.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
38%
Average Award
$7,084
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 899 (67.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,729
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,017 (76.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,988
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 168 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
572 (24.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,692

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,109 (83.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,917 (69.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,817 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
980 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
3%
Average Award
$7,030
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,840 (59.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,419
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,854 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,387
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 529 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,763 (20.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,533

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (NDSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


676

Part-Time Faculty


100

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


75%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 18% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 9% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,097,582

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
601
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


North Dakota State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


32.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors (NDSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (95)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Crop Production
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Technology, Other
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Communication
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Public/Applied History
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Range Science and Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Agriculture, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Software Engineering, Master of Managerial Logistics, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Athletic Training, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Church Ministry, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (90)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Gerontology
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Psychology
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Pathogenesis
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Transportation Management
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Campus Life (NDSU)

Location & Geography

Population


113,658

Nearest Metropolitan Area


2,100 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
-3.6 average low in January, 77.4 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
1 mile(s) from campus in Fargo
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Fargo
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Fargo

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


39% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


61%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bison
School Colors
Green and yellow

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


North Dakota State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, saddle and sirloin, students today, leaders forever, chi alpha christian organization, fraternities/sororities, cru

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


10,782

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,984
Women
5,519
Men
6,465

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 3.0% Black/African-American
  • 2.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 87.8% White
  • 1.6% Unknown

International Students


1.8% from 52 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


2,374

Student Resources (NDSU)

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