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I had a good experience at NDSU.BrightElectrical Engineering
I had a good experience at NDSU. My HS counselor showed me a list of EE schools in the Mid West and NDSU was on it. I am from Chicago, IL and NDSU had a booth at the Arlington Park Race Track, so I had to stop by since I was looking for a smaller conservative campus with a 9-10 hour driving distance from home so I wouldn't go home too much. I wanted a recognized Electrical Engineering program, marching band, a fraternity, and Army ROTC. I am surprised I even graduated keeping that busy. The courses were relatively hard (at least for me) and other students complained that they were being weeded-out. I just had to study and remove the distractions. Other schools seemed more selective in admissions, and it was relatively easy to get admitted into Engineering as a freshman at NDSU and be given a chance. But it was clear to me that the faculty size could only support so many upper class students - which makes sense. The faculty was always willing to help, as long as I was willing to ask for it. In the assembly language class, I was ready to fail and just give up, but the professor talked me off the ledge, and helped me with my program at the last minute. I will never forget that!

I can say that I worked pretty hard fitting in coming from such a long distance, and that is something you'll have to do when you get your first job. It was somewhat of a culture shock coming from a big city, but my fraternity brothers (many from rural ND and MN) actually thought I came from Canada. Joining extra-cirricular activities is important and NDSU has plenty, and I hear several co-workers years later say, "I wish they tought office politics in college". They do! In many campus organizations.

Another thing about cources. NDSU offers a wide variety of EE courses, I figure as much as they can to mainain their accreditation. But in my line of work, I use maybe 2 or 3 classes I took? It's about learning how to solve problems and think, and that is hard to spoon-feed. NDSU engineering profs do a good job at this.

5th Year Male -- Class 1991
Education Quality: A, Faculty Accessibility: C
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This school is research based.Quite BrightZoology
This school is research based. If you want a great opportunity as an undergraduate to get your hands on some lab experience, it is the perfect place. The faculty in the biology department becomes your support team, and they are all invested in your success. Anyone who says Fargo is boring, is misguided or under 21. The downtown scene is one unlike any other city of its size. And don't be mistaken, Fargo is over 100,000 people, while maintaining a farm town vibe. It is the best of both. Yes, it gets cold though.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Faculty Accessibility: A
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I love NDSU, everyone here is so friendlyAverageAccounting
I love NDSU, everyone here is so friendly and willing to make new friends. I looked at numerous schools and felt that NDSU was perfect. The size of the school is perfect not too big where you get lost in the crowd, but you get to see and meet new people everywhere you go. I really like the campus itself, I love the buildings and the pretty flowers everywhere. I looked at reviews that previous people wrote and don't agree with them saying there isn't anything to do. I come from twin cities area and I think Fargo is great. I mean the mall is no MOA but there are plenty of restaurants to eat at!! So if your parents come to visit and want to take you out to eat! I love the wellnesscenter. The dorms are not too small and have a comfy feel to them. I haven't experienced the cold weather yet because it is only the middle of September, but I am sure it will be cold. I really love ndsu and am so happy I chose to come here I have made great friends already and love the school spirit. Go BISON!!
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Friendliness: A+, Innovation: C+
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