FALL 2018 ENROLLMENT 13,847
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 18 to 1
Incoming freshman scholarships range from $1,000 - $12,000.
At the University of North Dakota, you’ll develop the skills to drive the world forward. As North Dakota’s flagship university, we take great pride in the hard work, determination and resiliency that powers our students and alumni to great achievements. With more than 225 fields of study, they’re making their impact 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 walk onto campus for the first time, you’ll understand immediately why nearly 14,000 students call UND home. It’s the beauty of campus on a crisp fall day. The heart-pounding thrill of a Division I hockey game raising the roof of The Ralph. A successful climb to the top of the Wellness Center’s 28-foot rock wall. And the warm conversations shared over home-cooked meals in Wilkerson Commons. It’s lifelong friendships just getting their start in the residence halls. Or the free-spirited professor who challenges you to think differently. It all comes together to create a UND experience that’s unforgettable and unique to you. The torch has been passed. Together, let’s ignite the future.
Greater Grand Forks is where big-city attractions meet small-town charm. As a classic college town of about 65,000, the community is safe, friendly and packed with restaurants, shops and things to do. If you like the outdoors, The Greenway snaking along the Red River offers more than 2,200 acres of open space in the heart of town, miles of bike trails and multiple parks. Add 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
Find detailed undergraduate, graduate, law and medical program admission guidelines on our website.
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
UND offers courses, certificates and degrees in online and other distance formats, including semester-based and open-enrollment, independent-study courses. Our interactive program finder will allow you to explore all programs UND has to offer.
2018-19 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 $9,367|
|ROOM & MEAL PLAN $8,974|
|BOOKS & SUPPLIES $1,000
* North Dakota full-time resident rates; other rates are available at UND.edu/costs. Room and meal plan rates assume double occupancy and an anytime access meal plan.
Freshmen need ACT scores of at least 22 (or math and evidence-based reading & writing 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 of either the ACT or SAT (regardless of exam date) will be used to determine your composite “superscore” for scholarship eligibility.
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000. View the full scholarship chart on our website. To qualify, incoming freshmen must be accepted to UND by the February 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 to 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 February 1|
|RETURNING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS March 1|
|NEW TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS April 15|
|CULTURAL DIVERSITY TUITION WAIVER March 1|
** Apply early! Funding is limited and is not guaranteed through the priority date.
UND offers more than 225 fields of study.
UND: Leaders in the classroom
With strong humanities, liberal arts, science, technology and professional programs, UND is ranked consistently as one of the:
- Top 25 Most Innovative Colleges in 2018 – U.S. News & World Report
- Top 102 Public Schools / Best 192 National Universities – U.S. News & World Report
- Best 382 Colleges / Best 295 Business Schools – Princeton Review
- Best 246 National Universities – Washington Monthly
- Top 100 Programs for Rural Medicine, Family Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Training and Nursing Anesthesia – U.S. News & World Report
- Top 27 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
Exceptional minds deserve exceptional places, and UND is transforming the campus to provide just that. From Robin Hall — our soaring aerospace building — to the state-of-the-art School of Medicine & Health Sciences, we’re working hard to meet the needs of today’s students. And we’re striving to do so with the latest ideas 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. We have refurbished the Memorial Union and are upgrading classrooms as well as the Chester Fritz Library. In the heart of campus, the renovated Wilkerson Commons is the perfect place to dine, study or relax with friends. And you can enjoy all the amenities of an upscale health club at our nationally recognized Wellness Center.
The University currently is working with alumni, private donors and other funding sources to build a new College of Business & Public Administration and a revived J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center.
Within six months of graduation, 93 percent of UND graduates are employed — 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, most-winning NBA Coach Phil Jackson, Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter, New York Times best-selling author Chuck Klosterman, former 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 their favorite vacation destination, you’ll know what you do really matters. They’re all making an impact in ways big and small. How will you make yours?
WHY CHOOSE UND?
- 225+ fields of study, making it one of the largest and most diversified universities in the Upper Midwest
- Nearly 14,000 students (more than 10,500 undergrads) from every state and 80 countries
- Small class sizes, with an average of 24 students and a 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Highly-qualified professors, with 94% holding the highest degrees
- 17 NCAA Division I sports, including the 8-time national championship men’s hockey team
- 250+ student clubs and organizations, including 20 fraternities and sororities and many intramural and club sports
- 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.
Alison Hunt, ‘17
Unmanned aircraft pilot
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft System // Bachelor of Science in Commercial Aviation
Hometown: DeForest, Wis.
“I first became interested in unmanned aerial systems after taking a class on the subject. Then I fell in love with it because it was an industry that was happening right now and there were a lot of possibilities with it.”
A recent study shows nearly 93% of UND grads are either working- the vast majority in their field of study – or pursuing additional education.