North Dakota State University's main campus in Fargo covers 258 acres, as of 2015. NDSU-Fargo had a total enrollment of 14,747 for the fall 2014 semester and reported a 17:1 student-faculty ratio. That semester NDSU-Fargo had 12,124 undergraduate students, 340 professional students and 2,283 graduate students.
Founded in 1890, NDSU-Fargo ranks 181st overall among national universities in the United States in 2015, according to the U.S. News and World Report. More than eight out of every 10 NDSU-Fargo students in the fall 2014 semester hailed from North Dakota or Minnesota. Six percent of the student body came from other states, and 7 percent were international students.