Best Engineering Schools in North Dakota

By | April 29, 2018

This article features top engineering colleges in North Dakota that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of North Dakota, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

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Best Engineering Schools in North Dakota

National Ranking North Dakota Top Engineering Programs
161 North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)
Overall acceptance rate: 35.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 753
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $274 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $732 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 182
Research expenditures per faculty member: $43,014
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $3,011,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
189 University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
Overall acceptance rate: 54.1%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 696
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $260 per credit, Out-of-state, full-time: $693 per credit
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 150
Research expenditures per faculty member: N/A
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): N/A
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

USA Climate

The USA is a huge country and on its territory you can see an extraordinary variety of climatic conditions: from permafrost in Alaska to tropical forests in Hawaii and Florida. The main factors determining the climate of the continental United Statesare, along with seasonal changes in the amount of heat brought by sunlight, the movement of air masses: warm and humid from the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, cold and dry from the north, from Canada, and also coming to the west coast from Pacific Ocean.

For New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut), the Great Lakes region (northeast central states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; upstate New York), and northern parts of the Great Plains (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska) is characterized by a humid continental climate. Large seasonal temperature fluctuations are pronounced here, warm or even hot summers and rather cold snowy winters. Near the ocean coast (and the Great Lakes), the climate is milder, in the depths of the continent – more severe. For example, in winter, the average temperature in North Dakota ranges from -18°C to -8°C, and in Rhode Island – from -6°C to 3°C. In summer in Chicago, Illinois, the air warms up to 19 – 29°C on average, and in Boston, Massachusetts, up to 19 – 29°C.

To the east of the region, in New England, precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. In the Great Lakes region (especially on the east and south coasts, in Michigan and New York), severe blizzards often occur in winter (the so-called “lake snow effect”). Further west, in the north of the Great Plains, the climate becomes drier and most precipitation occurs in the summer, with severe thunderstorms often occurring.

Further south, in the mid-Atlantic states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania), as well as in the north of the South Atlantic states (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware); Washington DC; in southern Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois; Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and northern Texas temperate climates. Seasonal fluctuations in temperature are not so pronounced here, winters are cool, and summers are usually hot. The average winter temperature in Denver, Colorado ranges from -8°C to 6°C, in Virginia – from -3°C to 8°C. In summer, on the Atlantic coast of Delaware, the thermometer shows from 18°C ​​to 31°C, on the plains of Kansas – from 21°C to 34°C. As with the rest of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, the east of this region receives more rainfall, while the climate is drier in the west.

It is here, in the south and central part of the Great Plains, that the infamous ” Tornado Alley ” is located. In northern Texas and beyond, to Iowa and South Dakota, due to the collision of warm and humid air coming from the Gulf of Mexico and cold, dry air masses from the north, more powerful tornadoes occur than anywhere else on Earth.

Further south, in the south of the South Atlantic states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida); southeastern central states (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee), as well as in the southern part of the southwestern central states(Arkansas, Louisiana and southern Texas) humid subtropical climate. It has mild winters (in January, the average temperature in Atlanta, Georgia, is between 1°C and 11°C; in Nashville, Tennessee, from -2°C to 8°C) and hot, humid summers (in August in Houston, Texas, from 24°C to 35°C; in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 24°C to 33°C).