North Dakota State University-Main Campus (North Dakota State University)

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North Dakota State University-Main Campus can be found in Fargo, ND, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. North Dakota State University has an enrollment of about 14,000 students.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at North Dakota State University-Main Campus. A score within the range of 1040 - 1265 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the North Dakota State University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.38. North Dakota State University accepts approximately 90% of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, around 38% enrolled. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected North Dakota State University acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 86%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall North Dakota State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for North Dakota State University-Main Campus was reported as 93.6% in Fall 2020 with over 6,210 college applications submitted to North Dakota State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • North Dakota State University ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • North Dakota State University Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into North Dakota State University-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into North Dakota State University-Main Campus, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for North Dakota State University-Main Campus has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 92.8%
  • 2017-2018: 91.6%
  • 2018-2019: 92.5%
  • 2019-2020: 93.6%
  • Projected North Dakota State University Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 86.3%

How Does North Dakota State University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for North Dakota State University-Main Campus is sixty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Minnesota State University Moorhead65.4%
University of North Dakota81.1%
Saint Cloud State University90.0%
Southwest Minnesota State University64.2%
South Dakota State University90.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to North Dakota State University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 630
Math510 - 635
Total Score1040 - 1265
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 26
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