FALL 2016 ENROLLMENT 14,648
TYPES OF DEGREES Professional, doctoral, specialist, master’s and bachelor’s degrees and certificate programs
NUMBER OF PROGRAMS/DEGREES 225+
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 24
STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO 21 to 1
Scholarships range from $6,000 - $12,000 over four years.
The University of North Dakota is where your legacy begins. As North Dakota’s flagship university, we’re fueled by a tradition of hard work, determination and resilience — which powers our students and alumni to even higher levels of achievement. With more than 225 fields of study, they’re making their mark in the arts, aerospace, business, engineering, education, nursing, medicine, law and nearly everything in between! Now, it’s your turn to join them.
When you take your first step on campus, you’ll understand why nearly 15,000 students call UND home. The beauty of campus on a crisp fall day. The heart-pounding excitement of a UND hockey game at The Ralph. The successful climb to the top of the 28-foot rock wall in the Wellness Center. The home-cooked meals served at the innovative Wilkerson Commons. The new friends made in the residence halls. The free-spirited professor who challenges you to think differently.
They all come together to create a UND experience that is uniquely yours. It will change you, define you and prepare you to succeed long after you walk across the stage to receive your diploma.
Greater Grand Forks is where big-city attractions meet small-town charm. As a classic college town of about 65,000, it’s safe, friendly and packed with restaurants, shops and things to do. If you like the outdoors, the Greenway along the Red River is your perfect place — offering more than 2,200 acres of open space in the heart of town, miles of bike trails and lots of parks. Add an assortment of concerts, sports and cultural events, and your calendar will be full.
Undergraduate admission to UND is based on:
- Cumulative GPA (high school and/or college)
- Completion of high school core courses
- Official ACT or SAT test scores
- Other factors such as the number of college credits transferred to UND, course difficultly, grade trends, and individual skills and experiences
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association; Refer to UND Accreditation for information about accreditation and/or certification of specific programs.
TYPES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
Courses, certificates and degrees in online and other distance formats, including semester-based and open-enrollment, independent-study courses. For more information, visit und.edu/online.
2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS*
UND is named one of the top 70 “Best Bang for the Buck” Midwest Schools by Washington Monthly’s The Other College Guide.
|UNDERGRADUATE TUITION $8,137|
|ROOM & MEAL PLAN $7,630|
|BOOKS & SUPPLIES $1,000|
* North Dakota full-time resident rates; non-resident rates are available at go.UND.edu. Room and meal plan rates assume double occupancy and an unlimited access meal plan.
Freshmen need ACT scores of at least 22 (or math and reading combined SAT scores of at least 1100) and cumulative high school GPAs of 3.50 (or minimum battery average GED scores of at least 165) to be eligible. If you’ve taken the ACT or SAT multiple times, your top score from each section (regardless of exam date) will be used to determine your composite “superscore” for scholarship eligibility.Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000. A scholarship chart is available at go.UND.edu. To qualify, incoming freshmen must be accepted to UND by the March 1 priority deadline for the upcoming fall semester. A separate application and essay are not required.
The Transfer Student Scholarship is automatically awarded to transfer students who have a minimum 3.5 cumulative transfer GPA and are accepted to UND by the April 15 priority deadline for the upcoming fall semester. A transfer student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.89 will receive a $1,000 scholarship ($500/semester for two semesters). A transfer student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher will receive a $2,000 scholarship ($1,000/semester for two semesters).
|FAFSA February 1|
|NEW FRESHMaN SCHOLARSHIPS March 1|
|RETURNING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS March 1|
|NEW TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS April 15|
|CULTURAL DIVERSITY TUITION WAIVER April 15|
** Apply early! Funding is limited and not guaranteed through the priority date.
A recent study shows nearly 93% of UND grads are either working – the vast majority in their major field of study – or pursuing additional education.
UND: Where Your Legacy Begins
With strong humanities, liberal arts, science, technology and professional programs, UND is consistently ranked as one of the:
- Top 100 Public Schools / Top 180 National Universities – U.S. News & World Report
- Best 381 Colleges / Best 295 Business Schools – Princeton Review
- Best 246 National Universities – Washington Monthly
- Top 156 Research Universities – Forbes
- Top 100 Programs for Rural Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Training and Social Work – U.S. News & World Report
- Top 22 Best Online Colleges – TheBestSchools.org
- Military Friendly School – GI Jobs and Military Advanced Education & Transitions magazines
- Top 37 Undergraduate and Top 24 Graduate Degree Producers for Minorities (American Indian students) – Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Because exceptional minds deserve exceptional places, we’re transforming the UND campus. From Robin Hall, our soaring new aerospace building, to the state-of-the-art School of Medicine & Health Sciences building, we’re working hard to meet the needs of today’s students. And we’re striving to do so with the most current concepts in environmentally-friendly construction.
We’ve expanded the School of Law and Education Building, built the Collaborative Energy Complex, Athletics High Performance Center and the Gorecki Alumni Center, refurbished the Memorial Union, and are upgrading classrooms as well as the Chester Fritz Library.
In the heart of campus, the newly renovated Wilkerson Commons is the perfect place to dine, study or relax with friends. And you’ll enjoy all of the amenities of an upscale health club at our nationally-recognized Wellness Center.
Within 9 months of graduation, 93 percent of UND grads are either working – the vast majority in their major field of study – or pursuing graduate, law or medical degrees.
Just look at the achievements of some of our exceptional UND alumni: All-time winningest NBA Coach and New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter, New York Times’ best-selling author Chuck Klosterman, Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith, NHL Philadelphia Flyers Head Coach Dave Hakstol, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Hollywood character actor Sam Anderson, former U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, former U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer.
When you ask our UND alumni why they love their careers, they’ll often tell you it’s because they’re making a difference. And you will too! Whether you’re teaching a kindergarten class, helping people invest their retirement funds, holding a patient’s hand before surgery, or flying a family to its favorite vacation destination, you’ll know that what you’re doing matters.
And that’s YOUR legacy – the one you began at the University of North Dakota.
WHY CHOOSE UND?
With endless opportunities at a remarkably affordable cost, UND is the perfect place for you to begin your legacy. At UND, you’ll find:
- 225+ fields of study, making it one of the largest and most diversified universities in the Upper Midwest
- Nearly 15,000 students (11,500 undergrads) from every state and 85 countries
- Small class sizes, with an average of 24 students and a 21:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Highly-qualified professors, with 94% holding the highest degrees in their fields
- 19 NCAA Division I sports, including the 8-time national championship men’s hockey team
- 275+ student clubs and organizations, including 19 fraternities and sororities and 25+ intramural sports teams
- 300+ study abroad options in more than 40 countries
- Combined tuition, fees and room / meal plan costs are nearly $4,000 less than the national average for 4-year public universities
UND offers more than 225 fields of study.
WDAY TV Reporter / Miss Grand Cities 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Detroit Lakes, MN
"My time at UND was exceptional. When I arrived at UND, I finally felt like I was where I belonged. The experience I received went far beyond a classroom or a textbook. It truly prepared me for my career by pushing me out of my comfort zone and into the field. This university has so much to offer, and I encourage you to take advantage of all the incredible opportunities."
275+ student organizations and clubs help students to develop close friendships while encouraging ideals, learning and leadership.