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North Dakota State University

School Profile

  • North Dakota State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Fargo, ND
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 11,061
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,661
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 10,799
Graduate Students: 1,818

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness Operations
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Communications
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Economics
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Mechanization
  • Bachelor of Agriculture - General
  • Bachelor of Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Botany
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business Communications
  • Bachelor of Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Crop Production
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design
  • Bachelor of Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - Education
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Food Science
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Health Communications
  • Bachelor of Health Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Horticulture Science
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Medical Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources Management/Policy
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Pest Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Physics Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Psychometrics/Quantitative Psychology
  • Bachelor of Public History/Archives
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging
  • Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Soil Science and Agronomy
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Speech Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Turf Management
  • Bachelor of Veterinarian Assistance
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies
  • Bachelor of Zoology

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,455
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $15,554

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test: Considered but not Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 525
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 193
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 70
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 550
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 213
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 79


Member: NCAA
Team name: Bison


  • Ranked #181 National Universities
  • Ranked #261 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #100 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #147 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #184 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #22 Biological / Agricultural
  • Ranked #140 Chemistry
  • Ranked #193 Nursing
  • Ranked #61 Pharmacy
  • Ranked #195 Psychology
  • Ranked #137 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #82 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #25 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #18 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

Ceres Hall 124
PO Box 5454
Fargo, ND 58105-5454
(701) 231-8643
(800) 488-6378
Fax: (701) 231-8802
Contact: Jobey Lichtblau
Director of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 77%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 77%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 5,720
Female applicants 2,707
Male applicants 3,013
Applicants accepted 4,400
Female applicants accepted 2,075
Male applicants accepted 2,325
Freshman enrollment 2,400
Female freshman enrollment 1,083
Male freshman enrollment 1,317
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 97%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.7
GPA breakdown

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 3%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 450-610
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 480-620
SAT Math score breakdown
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 96%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-26
ACT Composite score breakdown
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-26
ACT English score breakdown
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT Math score breakdown

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