Fargo, ND
North Dakota State University-Main Campus


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Natasha
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

NDSU is best known for many things. It is hard to chose just a couple, but if you are into sports we have an excellent sport...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

NDSU is best known for many things. It is hard to chose just a couple, but if you are into sports we have an excellent sports program for men and women and a new wellness facility located on campus. NDSU is also known for a couple of major programs such as engineering and agriculture. However, it doesn't matter what you chose to come to NDSU for because you will be able to find the major you want with extra-curricular activities that you will enjoy.

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The most unique thing about NDSU rather than other schools is that you are able to get the small-town feel while living in the city. Fargo is a nice community and there is not as much crime as in bigger cities. Also, people up here are very nice; the most common term for people up here is "Minnesota or North Dakota nice". People who are not from around here always comment on how friendly people are here and if you need anything there is always someone to help, all you have to do is just ask.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself that it is best to find a school that you feel most comfortable at. It isn't always the best idea to go to the school in the big city just to get away from home. Trust your gut instinct and chose the college that you feel makes you happy. However, make sure you tour as many colleges as you can because you won't know what you are looking for until you have other options to compare it to. Also, take your time deciding on what school is best for you. This is where you are going to be for the next four years of your life at least. Make sure that the school you chose is able to serve all of your needs and not just some of them. There is a school that is right for everyone even though it might not be the same school as your best friend. This is your time to focus on yourself and what you want to do with your life, not what your friends are going to do with their lives.

Maggie
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NDSU is more agriculturally based which makes it different from other schools. If you are looking for a career with animals o...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

NDSU is more agriculturally based which makes it different from other schools. If you are looking for a career with animals or crops, NDSU is the school for you!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself that college is going to be a lot harder than you thought. Studying the material everyday instead of the night before the test is an absolute MUST! I would also tell myself that you are not the smartest kid in your class anymore... there are a ton of kids here that are smarter than you and harder workers than you. I would tell myself that this is okay, but you have to step up your game and work and study that much harder!

What's unique about your campus?

I like the challege of the classes. Most professors are really nice and make themselves available outside of class for help. They will also go above and beyond to explain the material more in depth if you don't understand something! I also like how the campus is clustered close together... its less farther to walk to class!

Alyssa
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NDSU has a great atmosphere. Although there are over 13,000 students, it still feels like a tight-knit environment. I love m...

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NDSU has a great atmosphere. Although there are over 13,000 students, it still feels like a tight-knit environment. I love my campus and have become very loyal to it. Also, we have a great athletics program. The students are loyal fans and show a lot of support. NDSU offers many different activities to do for free on campus. So, this helps students save money while still being able to have a good time with friends. I am a student employee here too. I have personally seen how much the departments go out of their way to help.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to research more. I felt like I was not very aware of the different choices I had. Actually, I remember asking my counselors office to help me, but never recieved a straight forward answer. Also, I never took a campus tour. I highly recommend this. A person can get a feel for the campus and also learn a lot of helpful tips along the way. The dorms are also a very great experience. Even though it might seem like you're paying a lot in room/board, the experience you get is worth it. A student can make lifelong friendships this way. Overall, I recommend that a student research as much as he/she can... and apply for as many scholarships as possible. After senior year of high school, there aren't many to apply for.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the downtown campus. Business, Art, and Architecture students are required to go downtown for all of their classes. This is very frustrating because students can feel disconnected from the university. However, the buildings are newly renovated and very nice. Also, buses run constantly to transport students from the main campus to downtown buildings.

Carly
Describe the students at your school.

For the most part, they are very open to studying together and helpful with notes or studying.

Describe the students at your school.

For the most part, they are very open to studying together and helpful with notes or studying.

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It is a bigger school but still not huge. It has massive amounts of activities and there is ALWAYS something going on around campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You will make the best friends you could ever find and although it may get tough from time to time, you will be more blessed than you could ever imagine.

Jeremiah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To relinquish my existing self image, I catechize the absolute meaning behind myself. I would express, "That which you shall ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To relinquish my existing self image, I catechize the absolute meaning behind myself. I would express, "That which you shall take upon yourself as your career should sustain and bring absolute joy to that which you hold most sacred. What you do through College must become the most important component within your life--something you will experience and fancy forever. Ask yourself, what three componential attributes describe the physical embodiment that controls every aspect of your existence? What do these three pieces foster to suit your needs?" I would continue to answer this question, "Design, creation and problem solving." Once understood I would then articulate, "The field you follow will consume your life simply due to your love for it--so work till you burn within and redesign the future. College life gives less heart aches than that from movie imagery. Social situations will arise; making new friends comes quite easy within your field of study. So bear up, become ready and exude your very soul which remains within. This change is for the better; life only becomes more complex as your continue through the tunnel towards ethereal light exhibiting itself at the end. Enjoy your time spent and prevail."

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I find the weather a bit unpredictable and rather cold. Though it does not lend to much disatifaction within itself, it can be somewhat annoying with the heavy wind. Aside from the weather, the schools does not offer much space to sit and study outside from class and study rooms within the dorms.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The culteral phenomenon of study within Architecture fully aknoledges the abilities and scheduled disipline you must have to continue on the path towards success. Within Architecture, the time spent truly shows your skills, power, and merit--It equals the many hundreds of hours spent to become the best.

Kimberly
Describe the students at your school.

Being with people that have the same interests makes going to class easier because we all have something in common and can op...

Describe the students at your school.

Being with people that have the same interests makes going to class easier because we all have something in common and can openly talk to each other.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go to a four year university straight out of high school. Going to a two year and then transferring may set you back on your coursework. Don't be shy, your roommates will be your family while you are away from home.... and make the most of the experience.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

A lot of the buildings need to be renovated because they are so outdated and some of the equipment in the labs does not work properly.

Ashli
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates can be described as a well rounded group of unique individuals all seeking new knowledge through advancing thei...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates can be described as a well rounded group of unique individuals all seeking new knowledge through advancing their education.

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My school is unique because of its close proximity to my home and communicy I was raised in.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were able to go back to my senior year of high school , I would give myself the most important advise I have learned since being in college of needing to "just be yourself" and "strive for academic success". High school is just a small piece of the big puzzle called life. Unfortunately, too often teenagers place more importance on what clothes they wear and what group they belong to vs concentrating on what is important once on their own. These all too important social aspects of high school , are soon lost in the mutlicultural aspects of college life. While in college you are thrust into an environment of people from diverse backgrounds. What matters now is not who you know, not what you wear, but rather what you know. High school students need to concentrate on what they are learning, what they can do for their community, and where they will be able to best use this knowledge vs who they know, what they wear, and where the next social event will be held. Academic performance is the key to unlocking the world around you.

Brooke
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time the advice I would give myself is to really connect with your professors that you have and also wi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time the advice I would give myself is to really connect with your professors that you have and also with your advisor. I think that everyone should have someone within the school system to talk to about classes and concerns that you have. If you are struggling with one of your classes, who better than your professor could help you? I believe that making that connection with them helps you in more ways than one. When you introduce yourself to them, they have a name to a face. Many classes that you have when you are starting out have great numbers of people but if you get to know your professor and keep in contact they will be able to help you more knowing that you are putting effort into their classes. I would also give myself the advice to enjoy the events that campus has. I am glad taht I did do that because you meet so many people and it makes your college life so much more exciting and you have people there for support. College is a great time in a person's life. Enjoy it!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Something I wish I would have known before I came to this school is more about the campus. I didn't get a tour of the campus so I had friends that I knew give me a tour of the campus. They offer campus tours to incoming freshman and also transfer students but I thought that I would be fine finding places on my own. I didn't realize how spread out this campus really is until I started school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The type of person who should attend this school is someone who is driven and wants to be part of a team. I'm not talking just about sporting teams, but teams in the classroom. You have to be a great team member to get things done and it helps to have others there to get notes from if you were sick or have someone explain something to you if you don't understand. I think that almost anyone would fit right in at NDSU.

Taylor
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Ndsu has a large variety of majors/minors to choose from. It allows you to have a specific major with a broad minor.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would make sure to enjoy high school as much as possible and create beeter study habbits.

Hannah
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

During the flood of 2009, NDSU, as well as the surrounding community, came together to fight against the waters of the Red Ri...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

During the flood of 2009, NDSU, as well as the surrounding community, came together to fight against the waters of the Red River. NDSU has always been an active member of the FM community. The same can be said of the school's neighbors. Having grown up in the FM area, I remember going to Bison football games with my family and running into people from all across town, there to support the pride and joy of Fargo. There is a sense of community here that will make anyone feel right at home.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't put too much thought into choosing a major. Focus instead on getting your generals out of the way. Choose a general major that you can personalize, one that offers different areas of emphasis. You can work out the specifics later. Focus on your school work. It's something familiar to you, like an old sweatshirt. It may not be the most stylish, but you don't need it to be. The more classes you take, the more you will discover about yourself, your interests, and your own sense of style. Even if you feel like you know exactly what you want to do, don't be afraid to experiment. Keep your mind open to new opportunities. Who knows, maybe you'll change your mind entirely! As your sense of self develops, you will be better prepared to tailor a major to your own needs and desires, but remember, your undergraduate degree is only the beginning. You can further accessorize and personalize your style with graduate work. Save the professional attire for later. For now, stride through the campus wearing your favorite sweatshirt, confident that you will be successful in whatever you decide to do.

What's unique about your campus?

If you're a poor college student, like most of us are, you might not have the money for a vehicle, or have the vehicle but not wish to pay for insurance and gas. Well, don't worry. The lack of a vehicle won't cramp you're style, much. The busing systems in place on campus and in the surrounding area are superb! Getting around town is made easy by the use of your Bison card - FM bus service is available to all students free-of-charge. Two thumbs up for friendly commuter service!

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