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North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND



  1. NDSU is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university.
  2. NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas.
  3. NDSU is Division I in 16 sports, such as football, basketball, & softball

About This Campus

North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university with more than 14,000 students from 47 states and more than 80 countries, creating a diverse student population. Programs are academically rigorous, but more than 80 percent of our classes have 40 or fewer students, creating an immersive learning environment in which our faculty members are committed to student success. NDSU is ranked by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education among the top 108 public and private universities in the country. NDSU is in the elite category of "Research Universities/Very High Research Activity." NDSU is one of two flagship universities in North Dakota, with several programs ranked in the Top 100 by the National Science Foundation. The campus offers excellent facilities for living, learning and making lifelong connections. With more than 100 majors, NDSU offers a wide variety of programs open to NSE students.

Location Information

North Dakota is located in the upper Midwestern region of the United States, bordered by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the north, the states of Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south, and Montana to the west.

Helpful Information

The community offers movie theaters, shopping, dining, concerts and shows at many venues. The F-M area is friendly, safe and easy to get around. Bus service both around campus and in the community is free for NDSU students. An international airport, train service and a commercial bus line serve Fargo-Moorhead.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Fargo
Population | 245,471
Enrollment | 13,173
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/24-12/18
Spring | 01/11-05/14

Campus Diversity

White | 82%
Black | 3%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 6%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Pharmacy, Nursing, Architecture, Education

Colleges Engineering and Business - must meet pre-requisites for upper-level classes.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Engineering - NDSU offers Agricultural and Biosystems, Civil, Computer, Construction, Electrical, Industrial and Management, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Communication - NDSU offers Agricultural, Health, Management, and Strategic Communication.
  • Agriculture - NDSU offers General Agriculture, Animal Science, Agribusiness, Plant Science, Equine Science, and more.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dietetics
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Equine Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Finance/Banking
  • Food Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Range Management/Resources
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management
  • Visual Arts
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Zoology


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/16/20.
  • Estimated cost: $5016.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 20
  • Home Payment: 20
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/16/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $35.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee $175.32 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Recreation Fee $150.60 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Service Fee $75.48 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Library Fee $55.80 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee $121.44 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $185.00 Year Plan A & B Optional
Hall Dues Fee $100.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Union bond Fee $46.20 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Financial Aid

Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
Use FAFSA CODE: 002997

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/16/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 33% living on campus
  • Double: $2365.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $650.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
All On-campus housing is open to NSE students. Please visit https://www.ndsu.edu/reslife/housing_options/ to see all your options.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $2163 per semester for 5 meals per week.
  • $2389 per semester for 7 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plans: - Five-Day Unlimited (M-F): $2,163/semester, plus 3 guest passes - Seven-Day Unlimited: $2,389/semester, plus 7 guest passes

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/16/20.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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