University of North Dakota.

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota (also known as UND or North Dakota) is a public research university in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Established by the Dakota Territorial Assembly in 1883, six years before the establishment of the state of North Dakota, it is the state's oldest university. UND was founded with a liberal arts foundation and expanded to include scientific research. The university has the only schools of law and medicine in the state of North Dakota. Its best known college is perhaps its John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, the first in the country to offer a degree in unmanned aircraft systems operations, and programs in aviation and aerospace. Several national research institutions are on the university's campus including the Energy and Environmental Research Center, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".North Dakota's athletic teams compete in the NCAA's Division I. Most teams compete as members of the Summit League, with the exceptions of men's hockey (National Collegiate Hockey Conference) The men's ice hockey team has won eight national championships and play in the Ralph Engelstad Arena.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 10,351 students
  • 0.27 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of North Dakota

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, and Management Information Systems.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

4,366 students out of 5,230 applicants were accepted into University of North Dakota. They had an average SAT score of 1165. 1% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 93% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of North Dakota was $20,047, while for in-state students it was $8,447. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $28,403.

The average financial aid at University of North Dakota is $4,614. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $15,433 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of North Dakota

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of North Dakota received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of North Dakota

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Dakota was of $8,548 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at University of North Dakota

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017