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National Attention

NDSU, Fargo and North Dakota are getting a lot of attention from around the country. A few examples:


  • NDSU is the best college in North Dakota, according to Money Magazine. (September 2018)
  • ranked NDSU No. 1 on its list of the best 4-year colleges in North Dakota. (July 2018)
  • NDSU research on creating synthetic spider silk is featured in U.S. News and World Report. Possible applications for the material include strong, lightweight fabrics, flexible coatings for medical devices and adhesives. (June 2018)
  • NDSU is listed on U.S. News and World Report’s inaugural list of Top Universities for International Students. (May 2018)
  • NDSU was named a 2018 Best Value College by Forbes. (2018)
  • NDSU was named a gold-level Military Friendly School for 2018 by Victory Media. (2017)
  • Money Magazine listed NDSU as the highest-ranked college in the state. (August 2017)
  • NDSU is among only 27 schools that offer Master of Accountancy degrees with first-time CPA exam pass rates above 80 percent. Rankings are determined by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. (August 2017)
  • NDSU’s nursing and pharmacy graduate programs were listed among the top in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The doctor of nursing practice program was ranked 38th out of 186, and the doctor of pharmacy program was ranked 66th out of 125. (March 2017)


  • Fargo made’s list of top 10 cities to find a job. (2018)
  • Fargo won the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. The effort was led by NDSU’s Malini Srivastava and the eFargo team, which includes many NDSU students and faculty members. (2017)
  • Fargo among 11 U.S. cities that are attracting many millennials, by Business Insider. (November 2017)
  • Fargo was named the sixth safest city in the United States by WalletHub. (2017)
  • Fargo was named as one of the 15 best U.S. cities for entrepreneurs to live and launch by Entrepreneur. (2016)
  • Fargo was named number one of the 25 best small college towns by (March 2016)
  • Fargo was named in top 10 best cities for young entrepreneurs by (January 2016)
  • Fargo was ranked in the top 10 least-stressed cities in America by (June 2016)
  • Fargo is ninth on the most recent ranking of the top 20 college towns in the nation by the American Institute for Economic Research, an independent research firm. (2016)
  • Fargo is in the top 100 best places to live, small to mid-sized cities in the U.S., in the annual ranking from Livability. (2016)

North Dakota

  • North Dakota ranked No. 4 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best States list. States were evaluated on health care, education, opportunity, economy, infrastructure, crime and corrections, and government. (March 2018)
  • North Dakota was ranked as the top state on Gallup's Good Jobs Rate list for the third consecutive year. (February 2016)
  • North Dakota is ranked fourth on the Best Places to Make a Living list by (May 2016)

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North Dakota State University
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