North Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources

Fargo, ND

Founded in 1890

Small Town





Acceptance Rate

$8,275 / $12.413

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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The NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources has a tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and Extension. The three-tiered mission of a land-grant university is embodied by the faculty and staff. Our students have great opportunities to learn from and work with world-class scientists in state-of-the-art facilities. These interactions, along with a relatively low student-faculty ratio, provide opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking skills, to work in a team setting, and to capitalize on hands-on learning experiences that will allow them to be competitive in a global economy.

Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana residents receive a discount of nearly $2,500 to $3,000 off of the out-of-state tuition rate.


Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Crop Science
  • Equine Science
  • Food Science
  • General Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Microbiology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Rangeland Sciences
  • Soil Science
  • Veterinary Technology
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Total Enrollment: 10,831

Agricultural Students: 1,331

Male Female Student Ratio: 53.3%/46.7%

Acceptance Rate: 94%


Application Fee: None

Application Deadline: August 1

Target GPA: 2.75

Target SAT Score: 1100

Target ACT Score: 22


In-State: $8,275

Out-of-State: $12.413

Student Fees: $672

Room Only: $4,500

Board Only: $4,778

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 16/1

NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex

The NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex is one of four of its caliber in North America and the only one of its type at a land grant university. The facility allows research to be conducted in a number of areas of beef production including nutrition, reproductive physiology, genomics, cattle management and production, pre-harvest food safety, animal behavior, environmental management, nutrient management and meat sciences and carcass quality. The facility was constructed using a combination of state and federal dollars, which totaled more than $3 million. The center will allow NDSU to accomplish the vast array of research needed to meet the challenges of 21st century beef cattle production. It complements intensive campus-based facilities such as the Animal Nutrition and Physiology Center