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North Dakota State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Fargo, ND

$8,951

Avg in-state tuition

$13,426

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About North Dakota State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

North Dakota State University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Fargo, North Dakota. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,199, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 95%. The university offers 111 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 65%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,951, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $13,426.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

95% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

76% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

65% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1096-1313

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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12k

Students enrolled

47%

Online student enrollment

18:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

81%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Black

3%

Hispanic

3%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

51%

Socio-economic diversity

18% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

9

Total Online Enrollment

5,884

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

97% On-campus

3% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 1% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 9% online

Master's Check Bold 8% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $8,951 $13,426
Graduate $7,293 $10,940

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $800
On-campus room and board $9,078
On-campus other expenses $3,400
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,078
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,400
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,778

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,229 $26,704
Off-campus without family $22,229 $26,704
Off-campus with family $14,529 $19,004

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

83%

State Grant Aid

26%

Institution Grant Aid

52%

Pell Grant

18%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $1,374
State Grant Aid $2,363
Institution Grant Aid $3,755
Pell Grant Aid $4,121

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$45k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FCS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.