Founded in 1883, the University of North Dakota (UND) has a strong liberal arts foundation, supported by a variety of professional and specialized programs. Founded in 1883, UND enrolls more than 14,000 students in more than 200 fields of study, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees. More than 11,000 of these students are undergraduates, and 46% of students come from North Dakota. UND is located in Grand Forks, a classic college town of 50,000 people on the eastern edge of the state, a few miles from the Minnesota border. Students can join any of nearly 300 student organizations, study abroad, and conduct research with professors. UND’s sports teams, the Fighting Sioux, compete at the NCAA Division I level in various conferences, and UND boasts one of the finest collegiate hockey venues in the nation. The school ranks 164 among national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide.
UND’s nine schools and colleges include the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, and the College of Nursing. The most popular undergraduate majors include aviation, nursing, psychology, and accounting. UND also offers more than 100 graduate degree and certificate programs. It has graduate programs in business, law, engineering, and education. In fact, it is one of 47 public universities in the nation that offers graduate programs in both law and medicine. It also has a highly ranked rural medicine program in its School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees are also available online through UND’s distance education programs. UND offers both self-paced and semester-based courses. Students can take up to nine months to complete self-paced courses, whereas semester-based courses follow the standard university schedule and allow students to interact with the instructor and classmates. Online offerings include a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in elementary education, and a doctoral degree in nursing. Licensure and graduate-level certificates are also available, as well as credit and non-credit courses.
UND has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913. It has also been accredited by several specialized accrediting agencies, such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and 11 other agencies.
All applicants must submit a UND application, high school transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores, and the non-refundable $35 application fee. Transfer students must also submit official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Automatic admission is granted to incoming freshmen and transfer students with less than 24 semester hours of transferrable credit if their ACT/SAT and GPA scores correspond to UND’s admission requirements. Students must also meet the high school core course requirements. UND accepts applications on a rolling basis, meaning there is no specific deadline. However, it is advantageous to students to apply as soon as possible to ensure availability. UND’s acceptance rate is 70%, according to College Navigator.
University of North Dakota
Office of Admissions
Grand Forks, ND 58202
(701) 777-3821 or (800) CALL-UND