264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8193
Accrediting Agency:North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
The University of North Dakota is the largest institution of higher learning in the state with more than 14,000 students. Located in Grand Forks, this public four-year university was originally established in 1883. Today, students can choose from a variety of liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. U.S. News & World Report ranked UND among the top 100 public schools in the nation in 2012. In addition, the school’s online bachelor’s, and graduate-level business and nursing programs, ranked highly in categories such as student services and technology and student engagement.
The University of North Dakota offers more than 290 academic fields of study. So, no matter what a student’s area of interest or career goals, they are likely to find a major that suits them well. Available programs include accounting, aviation management, biology, business economics, communication, education, English, management, physical therapy, political science, social work, and visual arts, to name a few. Working adults and non-traditional students can also enroll in a number of online certificate and degree programs ranging from business to nursing. Individual and non-credit courses are also available through distance learning.
The University of North Dakota has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913. UND has also earned specialized accreditation for programs in law, dietetics, occupational therapy, psychology, nursing, medicine, speech-language pathology, art and design, music, theatre, and physical therapy.
Prospective UND students can submit their application online. There is a $35 application fee due upon submission. First-time freshman should plan to have their official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT score reports sent to the admissions office. Graduate admission requirements can vary based on the specific program, but typically students should expect to submit proof of a four-year bachelor’s degree, college academic records, three letters of recommendation, a statement of goals, and the appropriate graduate admissions test scores. For more information, please visit the university’s website.