North Dakota State University – Main Campus

1301 12th Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050


  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Total Student Population: 12,461
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
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North Dakota University (NDU), also known as the University of North Dakota (UND), is a 4 year public research university located in Fargo, North Dakota. Established in 1883, it is the oldest and largest university in the state.

North Dakota University offers over 200 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across a wide range of fields, including business and economics, education and human development, engineering and technology, health sciences and wellness, law and public policy, and arts and sciences.

The university also has a strong commitment to diversity, inclusivity, academic excellence and success of it’s students.

North Dakota University also has a goal to provide a high-quality education at an affordable rate.

NDU offers a variety of students support services including academic advising, tutoring, career services, counseling, and wellness programs.

The university also offers a variety of scholarships and financial aid options to help students finance their education, including merit-based scholarships, need-based grants, and work-study programs.

North Dakota University also offers online and distance learning programs to accommodate students who may not be able to attend classes on campus.

NDU has a strong tradition of athletics, with 17 Division I sports teams competing in the Summit League.

The university’s campus has a beautiful and welcoming environment.

The university also has several on-campus dining options, including traditional dining halls, cafes, and restaurants.

NDU is also home to several research centers and institutes, including the Energy and Environmental Research Center, the Center for Innovation, the Center for Rural Health, and the Human Nutrition Research Center. These centers and institutes provide the students the opportunity to engage in research projects and gain hands-on experience in their fields of study.

North Dakota University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Dakota University System. The university is a highly reputable school and is one of the top schools in the state.

With a wide range of academic programs, research opportunities, and student services, NDU makes a great choice for students who are looking to advance academically.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:12,461
Undergraduate enrollment:10,199
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.6%
      Black or African American:3.1%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.1%
      Two or more races:3.8%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:0.8%
      Non-resident alien:1.0%

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
  • Doctor’s degree-research/scholarship
  • Doctor’s degree-professional practice

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Agricultural Communication
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biological Sciences Education
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Civil Engineering
  • Comprehensive Science Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Physics
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crop and Weed Science
  • Discipline Based Education Research
  • Earth Science Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Physics
  • Elementary Education & Human Development and Family Science
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Equine Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Finance
  • Food Science
  • French
  • French Education
  • General Agriculture
  • Geology
  • Global Business
  • Health Education
  • Health Services
  • History
  • History Education
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality and Event Management
  • Human Development and Family Science
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Interior Design
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Management Communication
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Physics
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Philosophy/Humanities
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physics Education
  • Political Science
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Psychology
  • Public History
  • Radiologic Sciences
  • Respiratory Care
  • Social Science Education
  • Social Work and Human Development and Family Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Education
  • Sport Management
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Communication
  • Theatre Arts
  • University Studies
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Women and Gender Studies


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$10,601 $10,168 $9,754 
      Out-of-state$15,076 $14,471 $13,892 
    Books and supplies$800 $800 $800 
      Room and board$9,078 $8,878 $9,078 
      Other expenses$3,400 $3,400 $3,400 
      Room and board$9,078 $8,878 $9,078 
      Other expenses$3,400 $3,400 $3,400 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$4,778 $4,778 $4,778

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