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North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

North Dakota State University


  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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Fargo
Population | 245,471
Enrollment | 12,461
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/22-12/16
Spring | 01/09-05/12

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 2%
Black | 3%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Two or more | 3%
White | 82%
Other | 6%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/09/22

  • 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
  • Estimated cost: $7655.
  • 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

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee $183.48 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $78.96 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Library Fee $58.44 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $127.20 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $185.00 Year Host & Home Optional
Union bond Fee $46.20 Year Host & Home Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/09/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 33% living on campus
  • Double: $2200.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on 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

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plans: - Five-Day Unlimited (M-F): $2,205/semester, plus 3 guest passes - Seven-Day Unlimited: $2,460/semester, plus 7 guest passes


Figures per Semester are current as of 08/09/22


    Other Health Related Comments
    The mission of NDSU Disability Services is to ensure equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities to fully participate in the university environment.

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