10 reasons to choose NDSU

July 13, 2023

Choosing the perfect university can be an exhilarating experience, filled with endless possibilities. North Dakota State University is a higher education destination filled with excitement and optimism. NDSU has many advantages that set it apart. The university atmosphere is designed to cater to your academic pursuits, fuel your passions and unleash your limitless potential.

Here are 10 reasons to choose NDSU:

  1. Location

    We’re proud to be in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a welcoming and growing community. The area has an extensive network of 99 miles of bike trails, 20 public golf courses and a remarkable 3,000 acres of parkland. In fact, Livability.com recognized Fargo as one of the best cities to live in America in 2023.
  2. Research

    North Dakota State University is one of the Top 100 public research universities in the United States. Its commitment to research and development spans across several areas, solidifying its reputation as a leading institution in advancing knowledge and innovation.
  3. Environment

    At NDSU, students benefit from a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for smaller class sizes and a collaborative atmosphere. This personalized setting enables students to actively engage with faculty members and contribute to groundbreaking research, innovative discoveries and academic success.
  4. Standards

    NDSU offers a diverse range of 100 majors, all of which are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Many programs hold additional professional accreditation, ensuring the highest quality education across all fields of study.
  5. Experiences

    Immerse yourself in a vibrant community by joining one of the more than 300 student clubs and organizations at NDSU. These extracurricular opportunities provide a platform for personal growth, skill development and the creation of lifelong connections.
  6. Employers

    NDSU graduates hold a competitive edge in the job market, with 93% either gainfully employed or continuing their education. Large employers, including Sanford Health, Essentia, John Deere and many others, recognize our students’ exceptional potential and actively seek out NDSU graduates.
  7. Size

    NDSU strikes the perfect balance with more than 12,000 students from 47 states and 85 countries. This diverse and inclusive community fosters a rich environment of perspectives and experiences, while still maintaining a close-knit atmosphere where individuals can forge lasting connections with others.
  8. Affordability

    NDSU offers an outstanding return on investment, combining affordability with an academically rigorous education. NDSU provides a variety of needs-based and merit-based awards to assist with the cost of education, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive.
  9. Athletics

    Experience the exhilaration of Bison athletics, as NDSU proudly boasts one of the top NCAA Division I programs in the nation. The student sections are usually packed, but there is always room for one more fan!
  10. Campus

    Experience the best of NDSU living! From state-of-the-art residence halls to modern apartments, NDSU offers a diverse range of housing options to cater to your needs throughout your college journey.

Apply today to take the first step in your NDSU experience. Apply by August 15 for the fall 2023 semester. Scholarships and financial aid also are available until the deadline.