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North Dakota State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Arushi Anand

North Dakota State University has a relatively high acceptance rate of 92.8%. It offers 102 undergraduate majors, 170 undergraduate degree programs and a number of graduate and doctoral courses.

  • The university allows admission in all the seasons – summer, spring, fall, winter.
  • The applications for all the programs can be submitted through university’s application portal. An account needs to be created in case of graduate admissions.
  • IELTS, TOEFL, PTE are accepted by the university as English proficiency proof.


Application portalUniversity application portal
Application fee35 USD
Acceptance rate92.8%
Mode of paymentCredit/ Debit/ Master card
SAT score1100
ACT score composite22
International application deadlineFall Semester: May 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Academic calendarSemester
Intake seasonFall, Spring, Summer, Winter

North Dakota State University Admission Deadlines

UndergraduateFall semester – August 1
Spring semester – December 1
Plant Science1st May for Fall
1st August for Spring
Pharmacy7th January
Cereal Science1st May for Fall
1st August for Spring

North Dakota State University International Admissions

Admission deadlines for first year international students are:

Fall semester – 1st May

Spring semester – 3rd October

First-year international student requirements

  • Applicant must have a background in core curriculum of lab science, mathematics, social science, and English.
  • Minimum GPA – 2.75
  • English proficiency test scores (If an applicant belongs from a country where the only official language is English, they will be exempted from the test)
  • Official document of evidence of financial support
  • SAT/ ACT scores (ACT school code – 3202,SAT school code – 6474)

English language requirements

Test TypeTest Scores

Note*- An admission decision can be expected within 2 to 3 weeks of submitting the documents.

Graduate international student requirements

Application deadlines depend on the program. If a deadline is not mentioned, applications must be submitted one month prior to the start of the semester.

  • An application account has to be created to submit application.
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) code – 6474
  • Candidates are expected to arrange to send GMAT score directly to graduate school
  • English proficiency test scores for various graduate programs may vary. Following are the test scores for some of the popular programs:
Criminal Justice600100768
Software engineering550796.553

Visa requirements

SEVIS I-20 OR DS 2019 will only be issued after the submission of the following documents:

A copy of your passport, Copies of immigration documentation, financial responsibility statement

North Dakota State University Undergraduate Admissions

The undergraduate admissions in the North Dakota State University are evaluated on an individual basis.

Application fee - 35 USD.

How to apply: Candidate must apply online through university application portal.

The requirements for the undergraduate courses are as follows:

High school GPA - 2.75

Test scores

ACT composite score - 22 and above ( writing component score is not required by the university)

SAT score - 1100, all components combined.

Candidates applying for undergraduate programs must have completed 14 high school core courses:

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of mathematics
  • 3 units of lab science
  • 1 unit from existing core subject area or world language (foreign language, native American languages, American sign language)

Applicants scoring high test score but a lower GPA or a high GPA and low test score would also be considered.

North Dakota State University Graduate Admissions

The university has different deadlines for various graduate programs apart from varying application fee. The university has a high acceptance rate for graduate programs of 92.8%.

Application Portal: University Application Portal NDSU Graduate School

CourseApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic Requirements
AccountancyNot mentioned35 USDGPA 3.0
GRE scores (no minimum GRE score requirement)
GMAT 550
Cereal Science1st May for Fall
1st August for Spring
35 USDKnowledge of the composition and utilization of cereals
Animal scienceApplications are accepted for fall, spring and summer semester.35 USDGPA 3.0
GRE scores (no minimum GRE score requirement)
Pharmacy7th January125 USDGPA 3.0
GRE scores (no minimum GRE score requirement

Supporting Documents – Transcripts, Academic achievements, Health insurance, Vaccination records, Declaration of finances

Note: Department of Plant Sciences allows rolling admissions. The documents must directly be submitted to NDSU Graduate School.

Applicants must follow the guidelines stated above and ensure the application is 100% complete. The candidates who do not meet the requirements for admissions may still be considered if they demonstrate a high probability of success and have a good academic record.

Requirements usually vary as per the program and candidates must thoroughly go through them before applying. An admission decision can be expected within 2 to 3 weeks of submitting the documents.

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