About University of North Dakota

Founded in 1883, University of North Dakota. is a Public college. Located in North Dakota, which is a city setting in North Dakota, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 11,255 full time undergraduate students, and 3,393 full time graduate students.

The University of North Dakota Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 574 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of North Dakota include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate83%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range960-1190
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at UND are considered Less Selective, with ,65% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 37 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

70% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 37% were in the top quarter, and 15% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of North Dakota.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
42%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
39%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
52%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
24%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
36%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
49%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
14%
“Available in class”
52%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
63%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
15%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
42%
“We only party on weekends”
46%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
29%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
42%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
39%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
52%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
24%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
36%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
49%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
14%
“Available in class”
52%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
63%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
15%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
42%
“We only party on weekends”
46%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
29%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of North Dakota REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    164 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    120 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    167 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    167 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    167 Students rated class size 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    167 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    170 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    167 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of North Dakota?

58 Students rated University of North Dakota

John - 08/31/2022

I look back and wish I was still attending. It's small enough to meet a lot of people on campus but not too big where only sections of people know each other. It's a lovely school and provides a great curriculum. It's known for its hockey program and provides an excellent experience for students. The only downfall is the cold winter, but living on campus makes it easy. I miss it in a lot of ways. I would go again if I could.

audrey

If you don't like the cold, North Dakota schools should be taken off your list. Grand Forks is also not the most exciting place to live, so that should be kept in mind, as well. However, the University of North Dakota is a nice school with fairly decent academics and teachers. The low tuition and fees price makes the cold far more bearable.

Jordyn

My overall opinion of this university is that the academics are especially good. I have enjoyed every class that I have taken this semester. I am very happy with the teachers and instructors. I think this school is great and I highly recommend it to anyone coming to a public institution.

Marlie

I love the University of North Dakota! The weather may be frigid and the town isn't a large city, but the people around the university are warm and very welcoming. It only took a few days for UND to feel like home with the friends that I made here. Academics are excellent, especially the honors program. There is always opportunity for good conversation and getting involved and connected to the surrounding community. The dining halls are nice and have great food. There are numerous excellent places to study and all of my professors have been accessible.

University of North Dakota FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of North Dakota?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of North Dakota is 83%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Look at more schools and learn more about my career choice more. Also don't worry about having friends go to school the same place you do. You will make new friends that will become your best friends. Don't take college to seriously becasue then you won't take the time to hang out and try new things.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    They consist of a lot of different kind of people, mostly pretty cool.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    LOVE it. Very cold but great community and college

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  5. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    You have to be in a fraternity or sorority to be involved in campus leadership. We are all small-town hicks from farms. All we do is drink.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    As I mentioned early, I really enjoy my classes. Because I am in my major classes now they are smaller and more personal. I like all of my professors.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I am involved with a sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. I enjoy it and have met a lot of people from it, not just in my sorority but in other Greek houses.

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  8. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    None we are just a bunch of normal college students from all over the country.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    There is a real sense of school pride and community among the students. Everyone is very into hockey and it translates into a very large alumni group that seems active on and off campus. The location is unique being so far north. It is very cold at the University of North Dakota but it brings people together in a way that I do not think would happen at other universities. I am very happy with my education and the friends I made at the University of North Dakota.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    It is very friendly.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person that doesn't mind living rural. The weekends are long, but the school/academics are the best.

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  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Fighting Sioux pride forever!

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell my friends about my school I brag most about how many free activities the University of North Dakota offers to students that are very fun and entertaining. I also brag alot about all the great people I have met.

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  14. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The location is the worst thing about the University of North Dakota. There is little to do in way of cultural events, such as art museums, concerts, or historical sites. Also, because of where it is located, the University of North Dakota suffers freezing temperatures. It was -35 degrees yesterday without windchill. The climate is definately not for the faint of heart.

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  15. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who don't like the cold! Winter is pretty harsh up in Grand Forks so new students should definitely be prepared for that.

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  16. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for its academic excellence. It's also well known for its medical and law divisions.

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  17. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known more about some of the added on fees that came with being an Air Traffic Control major. I didn't realize that the labs that the University has and uses for ATC training cost so much, but then again I feel that it is worth every penny due to the fact that the education I am getting here is, in my mind, the best education.

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating part of school is not the school part, is the college part! You are basically thrown to the wolves when it comes to financial aid, registration, payments, deadlines, figuring out what class needs what pre- requisites and how to get into the classes you need! After the first few semesters you figure it out and then are able to laugh at yourself. I had to do a lot of rabbit trailing to get to who I needed to talk to about certain things and emailing back and forth is frustrating also.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    UND's aviation department is the most noticeable part of the school. there are a huge number of aviation students here participating in the flight school

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  20. What's the Greek scene like?

    A commercial made for the UND Greek Community.

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  21. What are your classes like?

    Most of the classes are fun and challenging depending on your major, your teachers and your grade level your classes will vary in difficulty and homework level

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

43%

female

57%

male

11,255

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,393

Total Grad Students

62%

Out-Of-State

36%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

275

Student Organizations

12

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
80%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

90% of students attending University of North Dakota receive some sort of financial aid. 17% were awarded federal grants. While 60% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,291

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$7,856

Room and Board

28,147

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,616
$30 - $48K
$11,216
$48 - $75K
$13,952
$75 - $110K
$16,205
$110K & UP
$17,059

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