North Dakota State is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university with eight distinct colleges & schools. Programs are academically rigorous, but more than 80 percent of classes have 40 or fewer students, creating an immersive learning environment.
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university, ranked by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education among the top 108 public and private universities in the country. NDSU is in the elite category of "Research Universities/Very High Research Activity," with several programs ranked in the Top 100 by the National Science Foundation. NDSU is fully accredited as an institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.