North Dakota State University Review

North Dakota State University, in Fargo, ND, is the largest public university in the state. This school offers several undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including programs in agriculture, engineering and nursing.

North Dakota State University Overview

North Dakota State University was originally founded as an agricultural college and land-grant institution in 1890. Currently enrolling 13,230 students, the campus sits on 258 acres in the urban setting of Fargo. It offers degrees at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional levels.

The school is best known for its agriculture program. North Dakota State University has several agricultural experiment stations across the state, which make up more than 22,000 public acres. At these stations, students can conduct hands-on study and research.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Students applying for admission to North Dakota State University must complete the school's application and submit it, along with the non-refundable fees. Freshmen students must also include their high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores. Graduate students must submit an application to the specific program they wish to study, with possible separate requirements depending on the program. These other requirements may include a GRE score, essays or a portfolio.

Financial aid programs include state and federal loans, grants and work-study programs, either provided by the government or the school. North Dakota State University also offers several scholarships for students who qualify, and there are part-time jobs available on campus.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

North Dakota State University's libraries house 1.4 million units. These units are composed of books, serials, periodicals, microfilms, theses and audio equipment. The four libraries on campus include an agricultural library, a chemistry library, a health sciences library and an institute of regional studies.

The school's student newspaper has been in print since 1896, making it the longest continually printed student newspaper in North Dakota. The campus also has two magazines and a student-run television station. There are 15 fraternities and sororities on campus, which include over 500 students. Greek life regularly services and raises money for local charities in the community.

Schools and Colleges at North Dakota State University

  • College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering and Architecture
  • College of Human Development and Education
  • College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • College of University Studies
  • Graduate School

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1301 12th Ave. North, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
  • Phone Number: (701) 231-8011