Established in 1890, North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university with more than 14,000 students from 47 states and 79 countries, creating a diverse student population. In fact, NDSU is home to more than 1,100 international students. The campus offers excellent facilities for living, learning and making lifelong connections. The faculty to student ratio is 18:1 and 80 percent of our classes have 40 or fewer students.See All 11 Photos
Main CampusFargo, North Dakota, United States5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in FargoLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
NDSU is located in Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. Fargo and its sister city, Moorhead, Minnesota, which is located across the Red River to the east, form a community of about 200,000 people. Fargo-Moorhead seamlessly combine the amenities of an urban area; a vibrant multicultural atmosphere, thriving arts community and many places to visit and shop; with the benefits of a small town; low crime, family-friendly neighborhoods and an easy-to-navigate street and highway system. The city consistently appears on national lists of best places to live and is noted for its safety, health care, recreation, job opportunities and economic development.
NDSU offers many opportunities to get involved both on-campus and in the Fargo-Moorhead community.
The Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services provides programming opportunities throughout the year such as International Education Week. Additionally, there is a Speakers’ Fair program held in March each year that provides students an opportunity to speak about their country and culture in area elementary and secondary schools. Global Awareness Month is held in April and is filled with international presentations, tea festivals, continent fairs and international variety shows where students showcase dancing, singing, a fashion show and other talents.
Becoming part of the bison family and getting connected is strongly encouraged by North Dakota State University faculty and staff. There are nearly 300 student organizations that students can join. These organizations include intercultural organizations such as the International Student Association, Korean Student Association and Association of Students from India, as well as athletic, religious and special interest organizations.
Athletics facilities are available for use free of charge. A number of intramural and club sports are available every semester and welcome international students.