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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 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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Fargo
Population | 245,471
Enrollment | 13,457
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/20
Spring | 01/13-05/15

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.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Emergency Administration and Planning

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Equine Science, Horticulture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Vet Tech Emphasis

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: International Studies

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

Athletics: Exercise Science, Sports Management/Administration

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

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

Chemistry: Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Visual Design/Web Media

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Child Development, English, French, Human Development, Mathematics, Music, Science, Spanish

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

English: English

Environmental Studies: Fish and Game Management, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Range Management/Resources

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

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

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

Geography and Urban Studies: Community Development, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management

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

Languages: French, Spanish

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, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

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

Theater: Theater


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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/02/19.
  • Estimated cost: $4809.56.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
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
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 20
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 20
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/02/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $35.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $185.00 Year Plan A & B Optional
Hall Dues Fee $100.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

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

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
Use FAFSA CODE: 002997

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 07/02/19

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: $0
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plans: 5-Day (M-F Unlimited - $2,163.00/semester 7-Day Unlimited - $2,389.00/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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