North Dakota State University-Main Campus
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(800) 225-5863
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Located in Fargo, North Dakota State University’s main campus serves more than 14,000 students. This public four-year institution was originally established as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890. Today, the school offers a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, including a number of distance learning options. In fact, U.S. News & World Report recognized the school’s online bachelor’s and graduate-level computer information technology programs for their levels of student engagement and students services and technology. NDSU also ranked number 103 on the list of top public schools in the nation.

Programs Offered

Students enrolling at North Dakota State University’s main campus will find a number of programs available in both liberal arts and career-focused subject areas. Programs include, but are not limited to, agriculture, animal science, soil science, English, history, journalism, accounting, management, marketing, engineering, exercise science, interior design, nursing, and psychology. Students interested in online learning can also choose from programs in areas such as child development and family science, nursing, and sociology. There is also the option to earn a Bachelor of University Studies degree, which is tailored to meet the interests and goals of the individual student.


North Dakota State University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1915. Specialized accreditation status has also been earned for programs in marriage and family therapy, dietetics, nursing, art and design, music, theatre, and teacher education.


Individuals looking to enroll at North Dakota State University can submit their application online. A $35 application fee is due at time of submission. Additionally, students will need to request their official high school transcript or GED diploma and test scores be sent to the admissions office. Official ACT or SAT score reports are also required for all first-time freshmen. For those who may have completed some prior college course work, official college transcripts should be submitted. For the fall 2011 semester, 86% of undergraduate applicants were admitted. For more information about the admissions process and requirements for graduate and international students, please review the material on NSDU’s website.

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