North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University Admissions and School Information

North Dakota State University, which has a main campus in Fargo, is a public land-grant university. It offers bachelor's, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees in fields including the humanities, agriculture, science, human development, engineering and business.

North Dakota State University Overview

Established as an agricultural college in 1890, North Dakota State University is now the state's largest university. The university offers 360 undergraduate and graduate degrees to a student population of over14,000. Degree programs unique to North Dakota State University include communication and signal processing, health communication and behavioral statistics.

The university operates a Downtown Campus in Fargo, in addition to its main campus, as well as nine agricultural field stations encompassing more than 22,000 acres. As a member of the Tri-College system, North Dakota State University allows students from nearby schools, including Minnesota State University, to take courses.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Admission at North Dakota State University is open to undergraduate, graduate, transfer, continuing education and international students. Students must provide official transcripts, SAT, ACT or GRE test scores and recommendations along with application forms. All admitted freshmen are required to live on campus in university residence halls, several of which house students with the same fields of study.

Schools and Colleges at North Dakota State University

College of Science + Mathematics

North Dakota State University's College of Science & Mathematics hosts 1,400 students, 400 of whom are graduate students. The college offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through its ten departments, which include chemistry and molecular biology, physics, geosciences and statistics. Faculty members in this college are well-known for their professional contributions and frequrntly involve students (both undergraduate and graduate) in research and fieldwork.

College of Arts, Humanities + Social Sciences

Comprised of seven departments and four interdisciplinary programs, the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as providing general education courses to all students. The college's communication department is one of its largest, serving 375 undergraduate and 70 graduate students and offering majors in such areas as journalism, broadcasting and mass communication, agricultural communication and health communication.

College of Human Development + Education

The College of Human Development + Education enrolls nearly 1,900 students in its bachelor's, master's, specialist, certificate and doctoral programs. In addition to the School of Education, the college houses the departments of apparel, design & hospitality management, human development & family science and health, nutrition & exercise science. Online master's degrees and certificates are available through the college in six areas of study, including gerontology and dietetics.

College of Engineering + Architecture

The College of Engineering + Architecture, which is the largest college in North Dakota State University, offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in architecture, landscape architecture and seven disciplines of engineering, including civil, agricultural, electrical and mechanical fields. The college also offers military science and aerospace training through Air Force ROTC and U.S. Army programs. Faculty and students at this college are heavily involved in community outreach and encouraged to pursue multidisciplinary research.

College of Business

North Dakota State University's business college is one of two in western Minnesota and North Dakota to hold accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Comprised of six departments, including finance, marketing, accounting and business administration, it offers bachelor's and master's degrees. Research and community outreach is performed through the college's centers and institutes, providing students internship and mentorship opportunities and local businesses access to consultants and project assistance.

College of Pharmacy, Nursing + Allied Sciences

The College of Pharmacy, Nursing + Allied Sciences offers pre-professional, professional and graduate programs to about 1,800 students. In addition to pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences and nursing programs, the college offers bachelor's degrees in respiratory, clinical laboratory and radiologic sciences through its Allied Health Department. The college is a member of the North Dakota Telepharmacy Project and maintains a program that supports Native-American students interested in a pharmacy degree.

College of Agriculture, Food Systems + Natural Resources

The College of Agriculture, Food Systems + Natural Resources incorporates natural resource sciences and food systems schools in addition to six departments focusing in areas including agribusiness and economics, plant pathology and animal sciences. It offers distance learning and continuing education courses in addition to undergraduate and graduate programs. Students in the college gain access to the schools many internship and research opportunities, field stations and more than 30 agricultural student organizations.

College of University Studies

North Dakota State University's College of University Studies allows students to create individualized courses of study under supervision of academic advisors. It also aids undecided students by letting them enroll in general education courses in different fields prior to declaring majors.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1301 12th Ave. North, Fargo, ND 58102
  • Phone Number: (701) 231-8011