North Dakota State University

Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Urban Yes 14358 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Bachelor Public Doctorate-Granting University Co-educational 792 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$ $ $$ $ $$$ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


NDSU is located in Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. The metropolitan area of Fargo, sister city Moorhead, Minnesota and surrounding communities have a total population of more than 220,000. NDSU has a long, proud-tradition of offering high-quality education for a great value. NDSU is a Division I university and boasts an enrollment from over 75 countries. The university is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many individual programs also have professional accreditation as well. NDSU has a student-to-faculty ration of 18 to 1, comprised of highly trained faculty with 85 percent having the highest degree in their fields. There are over 100 majors for you to choose from and our dedicated faculty help students graduate on time, ready for the job market. As one of the top research universities in the nation, NDSU encourages students to do independent research, be entrepreneurs and to innovate. NDSU is listed at 84 among 402 public universities based on research expenditures and is listed in the National Science Foundation's top 100 in several areas, including agricultural sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, psychology and computer sciences. The community is a regional hub for arts, culture and recreation that includes four seasons of outdoor activities. A revitalized downtown Fargo includes art museums, fine dining, shopping and entertainment options. Concerts and sporting events of every type are hosted at several different venues and annual events include the Fargo Marathon, Fargo Film Festival and a Blues Festival. The community regularly is recognized by national publications as a great place to live and work. Fargo has low crime, family-friendly neighborhoods and an easy-to-navigate street and highway system. Average low temperature is 5 6 ° F (-15 ° C) and high temperature is 90 ° F (33 ° C)


NDSU offers a variety of options for on-campus living. Students can choose from traditional dormitories with students sharing a room with one-two other students, suite-style housing and apartment housing. There are all female residence halls, all male residence halls and co-ed options available.

Student life

NDSU offers over 300 student organizations, individual academic advising and tutoring, career planning services and a fitness center for all students. NDSU is also proud to offer 14 Division 1 athletic teams for men and women as the NDSU Bison. Participating in these groups or teams is a great way to make new friends and get involved on campus; where you can work toward a common goal. The Department of Residence Life creates supportive, safe and healthy places for students to live and learn. On-campus housing placement is guaranteed for first-year students who completed secondary school within the past six months prior to enrollment. The university's Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services is devoted to helping students have a successful university experience. Among the services the office provides include: arrival assistance and orientation; advice on immigration, employment and cultural issues; affiliation with the International Student Association, a group that welcomes new students to campus, provides advice and support, organizes social activities for International students and plans community outreach events.