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North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Fargo, North Dakota
One of North Dakota State University's main iconic images welcomes you to their campus. credit: Brianna.glaus
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Overview
Public
10,680 Undergraduates
93% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: Midwest
Size: Medium
Doctoral
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, North Dakota
58108-6050
(701) 231-8011
www.ndsu.edu

North Dakota State University, a public research university in Fargo, North Dakota, is one of the top 215 institutions of higher education in the United States. It was established in 1890 at the signing of a bill, and was a land-grant university called North Dakota Agricultural College. It was renamed North Dakota State University in 1960. Today, the school sits on more than 250 acres of land in an urban setting. Notable alumni include football player Carson Wentz, football player Phil Hansen, film composer Alf Clausen, politician Ilhan Omar, writer Earl Mindell, football player Kyle Emanuel, economist Mancur Olson and politician Arthur A. Link. The school’s colors are green and yellow, its mascot is Thundar and its teams are nicknamed the Thundering Herd. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I / FCS, and there are 16 different varsity teams at the school. Varsity sports offered by North Dakota State University include men’s football, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field, basketball, wrestling and baseball, and women’s cross country, golf, basketball, indoor and outdoor track and field, softball and volleyball. Club sports offered include dance, baseball, tennis, cricket, men’s and women’s hockey, lacrosse, and cycling.

Location

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 16% of the state population. Fargo is also the county seat of Cass County. According to the 2016 United States Census estimates, its population was 120,762, making it the 229th-most populous city in the United States. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

73

restaurants score

Students
56%

Men

44%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

580

New Transfer Students

Admissions
93%

Acceptance Rate

52%

Enrollment Yield

1000-1290

SAT Range

5,128

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$14,581

Typical Cost

$20,692

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,666

In-State (published)

90%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$14,109

Median Debt

Academics
19.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Agriculture Production And Management

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, more than 900 students participate

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Missouri Valley Conference

Basketball Conference:

The Summit League

Track & Field Conference:

The Summit League

Football Division:

1

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