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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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University of North Dakota overview
Location Grand Forks, North Dakota
Online und.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of North Dakota overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of North Dakota (UND), located in Grand Forks, roughly 80 miles south of the Canada-United States border, was established in 1883, six years before North Dakota attained statehood. With its campus marked by distinct English Gothic architecture, UND is the state's oldest and largest university, offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Known particularly for its aviation and aerospace studies, the university also features a well-regarded School of Engineering & Mines and a Law School. UND maintains a moderately selective admissions policy, seeking students who demonstrate strong academic potential. On-campus housing is available and serves a significant portion of the student body. While UND fields a variety of NCAA Division I athletic teams, it is notably prominent in college ice hockey, with its teams competing under the team name "Fighting Hawks."

In the most recent statistical year 6,597 prospective students applied, and 5,494 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,753 enrolled in the school.  8,777 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,099 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $9,237 plus fees of $1,714. University of North Dakota is ranked 384 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of North Dakota is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of North Dakota overview
SAT 1110/1290
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

University of North Dakota overview
Applications Due Aug 17, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

North Dakota Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of North Dakota
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,714
Room and Board $10,170
Budget for Other Expenses$3,446
Total One Year Cost$25,367

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of North Dakota
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,714
Room and Board $10,170
Budget for Other Expenses$3,446
Total One Year Cost$29,986

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$54,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of North Dakota students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Health Professions 14%
Transportation and Materials Moving 14%
Engineering 7%
Education 7%

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