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What it’s like to visit NDSU, from the student perspective


The best way to learn about NDSU is to visit campus. Here’s what students say about the visits that started their NDSU experiences: 

What was your visit like?

“My visit was a very positive experience. One thing I noticed early on was that everyone I interacted with had a passion for NDSU. As a prospective student I was welcomed with open arms and reassured that if I put the time and effort in, I would be given a quality education and connections to last the rest of my life.” – Jerrod MacDonald, senior majoring in agricultural economics from Bismarck, North Dakota 

“On my tour, I fell in love with the campus. The tour guide informed our group about NDSU’s unique culture and history. I also met with an advisor who informed me of what NDSU had to offer for my major. NDSU’s faculty was incredibly helpful and made sure I had all the information I needed.” – Phoebe Garman, freshman majoring in human development and family science from Beulah, North Dakota

“The tour was very informative, and the guide made sure to answer any questions my family and I had. I met with an advisor for my major who was well-prepared to answer questions, explain the program, and encourage me as I was deciding between a number of universities. Throughout the visit, I could see that NDSU was a welcoming environment with a very nice campus, filled with excellent people who were excited to share the experience with me!” – Brandon Schulze, junior majoring in business administration from St. Cloud, Minnesota

“When I visited NDSU, a group of prospective students and parents were guided around the entire campus on a tour. This gave me an insight of what going to school here would be like. Seeing all of the current students walking on campus made me excited that I could be on this campus, too.” – Hannah Pierson, junior majoring in agricultural economics from Minnewaukan, North Dakota

“Visiting NDSU is what influenced my decision to come here. My tour guides were energetic and passionate about painting the story of what my time at NDSU could look like. Following the tour, I met with an admissions counselor who was very kind and encouraging. I could tell she cared about me as a person, which made me feel valued.” – Ivan Wognin, senior majoring in management communication from Fargo, North Dakota

“Visiting NDSU really gave me an idea of what it would be like to go to school here. As I toured the campus, I was able to picture myself here walking to class, doing homework in the library, and catching up with friends in the Union. Being able to experience campus firsthand was a huge part of my decision to come here.” – Hunter Keller, junior majoring in business administration from Beulah, North Dakota 

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How did your NDSU visit compare with other schools?

“NDSU was far more organized than other schools I visited. They supplied me with all of the information that I needed right up front. After my visits at other universities, I left with more questions than I had when I got there, but after visiting NDSU, I felt they had answered all of the questions that I had and more!” Brandon Schulze, junior majoring in business administration from St. Cloud, Minnesota

“The atmosphere at NDSU is something I never felt on other school campuses. There were traditions embodied in the short visit I took that made me want to become a part of that.” – Hannah Pierson, junior majoring in agricultural economics from Minnewaukan, North Dakota

“Everyone I encountered while visiting NDSU was welcoming, friendly and genuinely passionate about NDSU, and I can’t say the same about the other schools I toured. NDSU has such a wide range of opportunities and a warm atmosphere that I didn’t find anywhere else.” – Hunter Keller, junior majoring in business administration from Beulah, North Dakota 

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How did you know NDSU was the right choice?

“I loved the size of NDSU that allows for shorter walking distances to class. It’s small enough to run into someone I know walking to class and big enough to always be able to meet someone new. Also, because I was starting college undeclared in my major, I liked the wide variety of major choices that could explore at NDSU.” – Walker Lee, senior majoring in dietetics from Williston, North Dakota 

“I knew NDSU was the right choice immediately after I visited the campus. Before visiting, I was nervous because of its reputation of being an agricultural school. After touring, I didn’t feel like I was at a school that only focused on agriculture. NDSU has so much more to offer. Another thing that impacted my decision was NDSU’s culture. NDSU’s pride and passion is too incredible to not be a part of.” – Phoebe Garman, freshman majoring in human development and family science from Beulah, North Dakota 

“NDSU instantly felt like I fit in. I knew this was the right choice for me when I met people that were equally as passionate as I was about continuing my education. Although everything about college was new to me, somehow campus felt familiar to me.” – Hannah Pierson, junior majoring in agricultural economics from Minnewaukan, North Dakota

“After visiting NDSU, I decided that this was the place for me. NDSU made me feel at home. Even though NDSU is considered a large university, the atmosphere compares to that of a small town. You can’t walk through campus without seeing at least one familiar face or some random stranger shooting you a smile.” – Olivia Ruiter, sophomore majoring in nursing from Clara City, Minnesota

“I was very undecided coming into college, but I knew that NDSU had a lot of options for whatever field I wanted to study in. Being on campus just felt right. It sounds cliché, but I honestly felt like I belonged.” – Anna Lemm, senior majoring in agricultural communication from Hillsboro, North Dakota

“I knew NDSU was the right choice because of the people. When I was taking my tour with one of the Bison Guides, I witnessed him interacting with several students that he knew. The interactions gave me the impression that students could be just like family to each other. It was the quality of faculty and education, and the opportunity to make connections that would last that led me to NDSU.” – Jerrod MacDonald, senior majoring in agricultural economics from Bismarck, North Dakota

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What would you say to a student considering attending NDSU?

“Come visit! Visiting the campus made a huge impact on my decision. I would advise both setting up a tour and meeting with faculty. You never know what you will be involved in unless you actually sit down and talk to a faculty member about what NDSU has to offer.” – Phoebe Garman, freshman majoring in human development and family science from Beulah, North Dakota

“NDSU is a wonderful place to get an education. It’s a place where students are valued, and you will always feel like you belong. You will not find another school in the Midwest with such a cost-effective model and valuable education system to better prepare yourself for a successful career.” – Jerrod MacDonald, senior majoring in agricultural economics from Bismarck, North Dakota

“I would tell them that this was the best decision I’ve ever made. I have met all of my closest friends here and have gotten to pursue everything I have ever wanted. There are so many opportunities for people with different interests.” – Olivia Ruiter, sophomore majoring in nursing from Clara City, Minnesota

“NDSU is underrated. You’re getting a great education, opportunities to develop yourself, and a chance to make memories that will last a lifetime. All of these things will set you up for success and you’re getting it without breaking the bank. Coming to NDSU changed my life, so make the leap. Your future self will be grateful!” – Ivan Wognin, senior majoring in management communication from Fargo, North Dakota

“NDSU has great resources and events that help you learn, have fun, and meet new people. Take advantage of them, get involved, and look to college for more than just a way to further your academic career, but to build relationships and gain experience, too!” – Walker Lee, senior majoring in dietetics from Williston, North Dakota

“I would tell them that this is a place you want to be. When you are involved on campus and get to know people in your classes, you will find the people that are like your second family.” – Anna Lemm, senior majoring in agricultural communication from Hillsboro, North Dakota 

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