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University of North Dakota
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193 Grand Forks, ND 58202 Phone: (800) 225-5863
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    About University of North Dakota

    The University of North Dakota, as a member of the North Dakota University System, serves the state, the country, and the world community through teaching, research, creative activities, and service. State-assisted, the University’s work depends also on federal, private, and corporate sources. With other research universities, the University shares a distinctive responsibility for the discovery, development, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. Through its sponsorship and encouragement of basic and applied research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, the University contributes to the public well-being. The University maintains its original mission in liberal arts, business, education, law, medicine, engineering and mines; and has also developed special missions in nursing, fine arts, aerospace, energy, human resources, and international studies. It provides a wide range of challenging academic programs for undergraduate, professional and graduate students through the doctoral level. The University encourages students to make informed choices, to communicate effectively, to be intellectually curious and creative, to commit themselves to lifelong learning and the service of others, and to share responsibility both for their own communities and for the world. The University promotes cultural diversity among its students, staff and faculty. In addition to its on-campus instructional and research programs, the University of North Dakota separately and cooperatively provides extensive continuing education and public service programs for all areas of the state and region. Academics The four most popular areas include commercial aviation, elementary education, psychology, and nursing. Undergraduate enrollment totaled 11,139 in fall 2010. The University offers a total of 218 fields of study, with 87 undergraduate majors, 70 underaduate minors, 70 minors, 59 master’s programs, 24 doctoral programs, a specialist diploma, and professional programs in law (J.D.) and medicine (M.D.). Graduate enrollment totals 2,560, law students number 254, and medical students total 241. Colleges and Schools: John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences College of Arts and Sciences College of Business and Public Administration College of Education and Human Development School of Engineering and Mines Graduate School School of Law School of Medicine and Health Sciences College of Nursing Division of Continuing Education Admission Percent Applicants Admitted There is approximately 75% of applicants have been admitted. Application Considerations Application fee: $35 USD Secondary School GPA: Required Secondary School Record: Required Admission Test Scores (SAT/ACT): Required TOEFL: Required Completion of College-Preparatory Program: Required Admission Contact Information Address: University Station, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193, United States General information: (800) 225-5863 Campus The main campus of the University of North Dakota sits in the middle of Grand Forks on University Avenue. The campus is made up of 223 buildings (5.33 million square feet) on 549 acres (2.22 km2). The campus stretches roughly one and half miles from east to west and is divided by the meandering English Coulee. The western edge of campus is bordered by Interstate 29, the eastern edge is bordered with University Park, the Grand Forks railyards sit on the south side of campus, and the north side of campus is marked by U.S. Highway 2 which is called Gateway Drive in Grand Forks. The central and eastern areas of campus are the older sections and the northern and western areas are newer. Campus Housing: Available Campus Size: 549 acres (2.22 km2) Location: University Station, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193, United States Campus setting: City Students Student enrollment, Fall 2009: Part-Time Full-Time Total Undergraduate 16% 84% 10,440 Graduate 46% 54% 2,732 Male Female Total Undergraduate 55% 45% 10,440 Graduate ___ ___ 2,732 Total Students 13,172 Athletics Colors: Green, White, and Black Sport: Football, Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, and others. Tuition and Fees These are tuition and fees (Undergraduate) at University of North Dakota: In-State Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $6,726 $15,845 Books and Supplies $800 $800 Room and Board $6,000 $6,000 Other Expenses $3,200 $3,200 Total Cost $16,726 $25,845 Financial Aid University of North Dakota financial aid: % of Students Receiving Aid Avg. Amount Received Any Student Financial Aid 84% ___ Federal Grants 15% $4,281 State and Local Grant / Scholarships 10% $1,303 Institutional Grants / Scholarships 46% $2,007 Student Loan Aid 61% $8,166 History The history of the University of North Dakota has been colorful since its beginning in 1883. Back then, the Dakota Territory was huge and sparsely populated with a variety of what were called “live wires” boosting their towns. The “live wire” for Grand Forks was George Walsh, who, after much dramatic maneuvering, managed to pass a bill locating the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks. He actually submitted to the Territorial Legislature a blank piece of paper, titled “A Bill for an Act Locating the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks…” By the time the bill reached the Appropriations Committee, he had substituted a completed bill. It was the first time the term “North Dakota” was used, for statehood was not reached for another six years. Because the Territorial Legislature believed in equality in parceling out state institutions, The Disappointed cities of Bismarck and Jamestown had to settle for the state penitentiary and “insane asylum” (now Jamestown State Hospital), respectively.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,069
    Percent Admitted 75%
    Men Admitted 75%
    Women Admitted 76%
    Full Time Retention Rate 77%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 21 26
      English 20 26
      Math 20 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 14,910
    Native American 400.0
    Asian 218.0
    African American 216.0
    Hispanic 193.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 9,232
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 1,614

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