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North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

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 that cover everything from architecture, pharmacy, food science and engineering

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.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Fast Facts

Location | Fargo
Population | 233,836
Enrollment | 14,432
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/15
Spring | 01/08-05/11

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 Business Architecture

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.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Emergency Administration and Planning

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Equine Science, Horticulture, Soil Science

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Interior Design, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Finance/Banking, Industrial Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Visual Design/Web Media

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Science/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Child Development, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Human Development, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Science Education, Spanish

Engineering: Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Natural Resources/Science/Management, Range Management/Resources

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Cardio-Respiratory Care Science, Dietetics, Emergency Administration and Planning, Exercise Science, Health Education, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiologic Science, Respiratory Therapy, School Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Management

Information Studies: Computer Mathematics, Computer Science

Interdisciplinary Studies: New Media

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Theater, Performance, Technical Theater, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Technology: Biological Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Emergency Administration and Planning, Veterinary Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • 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 - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 20
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 05/18/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $35.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Activity Fee $151.68 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Service Fee $214.16 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Library Fee $39.84 Semester Plan B Mandatory
ID Card $20.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Technology Fee $101.22 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $185.00 Year Plan B Optional
Hall Dues Fee $100.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Union Bond Fee $46.20 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Career Services Fee $22 Semester Plan B Mandatory
ND Student Assoc. Fee $.48 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: In addition to the above NDSU fees, there is a $66.00 per term fee for NDUS ConnectND. Parking Fee is reflective of the 2016-2017 rate and may be subject to change in 2017-2018.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,552 per year.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B 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 05/18/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 33% living on campus
  • Double: $1934
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Our campus will accept no more than the number of applicants we send.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plans: 5-Day (M-F Unlimited - $1933/semester 7-Day Unlimited - $2135/semester Block of 25 Meals - $250/academic year Cash Meal Prices: Breakfast - $7.75 Lunch - $10.65 Dinner - $11.05

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