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Colleges / North Dakota State University

NDSU Student Life

NDSU is on a 2,100-acre campus in an urban setting in Fargo, North Dakota. NDSU has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

NDSU also has fraternities and sororities.

NDSU has a thriving Saddle and Sirloin. In fact, more students participate in Saddle and Sirloin than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at NDSU include Students Today, Leaders Forever, Chi Alpha Christian Organization, fraternities/sororities and CRU.

NDSU students' favorite campus events are Spring Concert, Little International and Blue Key Homecoming Show.

NDSU Housing

NDSU offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most NDSU students live off campus. In 2021, 36% of undergrads at NDSU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 64% of students lived off-campus or commuted to NDSU. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

NDSU offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

NDSU Athletics

At NDSU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at NDSU:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Riflery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rock Climbing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Cross Country) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Water Polo Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Safety at NDSU

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

North Dakota State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The NDSU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

NDSU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, NDSU has Pathlight app.

Plan a Visit to NDSU

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit NDSU, take Interstates 29 and 94 to Fargo, ND. If you need to fly, book your flight to Hector International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Dakota you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore NDSU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About NDSU

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NDSU Students

47%

Women

53%

Men

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

44%

In State

56%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

87%

4%

3%

3%

2%

1%

1%

1%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

10,555

Graduate Students

2,291

Non-Resident / International Students

116

NDSU Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,846

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,033

Out-of-State

$14,336

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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