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North Dakota State University

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The North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences or NDSU, is a public research university located in Fargo, North Dakota. It was founded in 1890 and this university currently offers 102 undergraduate majors, 107 undergraduate degree programs, 6 undergraduate certificate programs, 79 undergraduate minors, 81 master's degree programs, 47 doctoral degree programs and 10 graduate certificate programs. NDSU is one or the largest universities in the State of North Dakota and the fifth-largest employer in the state of North Dakota. The NDSU utilizes a traditional semester-based academic calendar and the most popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Engineering and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Impressively, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation's top 100 in several areas, including agricultural sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, psychology and computer sciences.



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Its setting is urban, and the campus size is 261 acres. North Dakota State University is located in the city of Fargo, on the eastern border of the state. Outside the classroom, NDSU students can get involved by exploring nearly 300 campus clubs, pledging with more than 10 fraternities and sororities, and joining student government.


NDSU consists of several campuses including the main campus that sits on 258 acres of land and consists of over 100 major buildings. There are also many historic buildings, including Old Main, Minard Hall, Ceres Hall, Putnam Hall, South Engineering, and Morrill Hall. At the central area of the main campus are the Engineering Complex, Shepperd Arena, and many academic buildings, and the Quentin Burdick Building (QBB formerly IACC) which is a technology powerhouse for the entire state. An important feature of this campus is the NDSU Memorial Union that consists of six restaurants, a coffee shop, a dining center, a recreation center, including a bowling alley, the NDSU Bookstore, the Herd Shop convenience store, large, spacious lounges and meeting rooms. The north area of the main campus is a large section that consists of many academic buildings, residence halls, and dining centers that are surrounded by grassy quads, as well as sand volleyball and basketball courts.
NDSU is home for many athletic facilities including the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, Bison Sports Arena, that's where the Scheels Center basketball arena is located, Fargodome, Newman Outdoor Field, The Wallman Wellness Center and many others. At NDSU Downtown, you will find the Renaissance Hall and its features include studios, classrooms, a wood shop, computer laboratories, gallery and an outdoor sculpture area. Also located in NDSU Downtown is Barry Hall, a building that features 12 conference rooms, a two-story atrium, 14 classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium and a six-story faculty office town and lastly, the Klai Hall is a building that houses the landscape architecture program and features studios, classrooms, a model shop, computer lab, laser cutter facilities and a library; NDSU also owns several agricultural research extension centers.

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At this school, a quarter of the students enrolled live in college-owned housing and the rest of students live off campus. NDSU currently has 12 residence halls that offer a variety of positive living environments. There are single, double, triple rooms available and some quads available for overflow at the residence halls. There are also available some apartment style room in both studio and four bedroom options. You can also find apartments that are nearby the University in case you decide to live off-campus.


NDSU offers an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment. This university focuses on giving its students real-world experience and it also encourages its students to participate in organized clubs to enhance their educational experience. Sadly, there are many bad reviews regarding their professor's accessibility, as they're not very approachable to help or explain things outside of class because their focus is on the research they're currently doing.

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Employment helps reduce student's indebtedness and provides valuable job experience. The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs at or above the federal minimum wage, this program is need-based. There's also another option and that is The Part-Time Student Job Board that provides students a one-stop destination for researching on and off-campus, part-time, Work-Study, and summer employment opportunities. These job opportunities include front desk receptionist, server, NDSU archives intern, retail sales, student assistant and many others. For the NDSU Alumni with less than 1 year of experience in their field, the median salary is about $47000, but it also depends of your major, engineering students usually 1 or 2 year after graduating earn a salary of about $70000 and can find jobs in companies like Houston Engineering Inc.

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