The University of North Dakota, located in the town of Grand Forks, is a public university that is “incredibly proud of its aviation department,” and many students agree that the pride shows through. While the professors early in a student’s career may be a little bit of “a mixed bag,” everyone agrees that almost every professor is “willing to help…outside of class at any time.” Once students get beyond the general education classes and into their majors, most professors are “absolutely great and inspiring,” “specifically in [the] School of Aerospace Sciences.”

Overview

Applicants
4,642
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Overall

The University of North Dakota, located in the town of Grand Forks, is a public university that is “incredibly proud of its aviation department,” and many students agree that the pride shows through. While the professors early in a student’s career may be a little bit of “a mixed bag,” everyone agrees that almost every professor is “willing to help…outside of class at any time.” Once students get beyond the general education classes and into their majors, most professors are “absolutely great and inspiring,” “specifically in [the] School of Aerospace Sciences.” Many of the professors in the School of Aerospace Sciences, and other colleges in the university, such as the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, have “worked in [their respective] industry,” before coming to UND to teach. It’s a sincere desire of the professors that each student learns the material and real-world applications and doesn’t just “pass the class,” that probably leads to the University’s “high employment rate after graduation.” The university also offers “distance education programs” that allows students to attend “completely online” and to participate in “intensive labs” and lectures via the Internet for those who want to pursue their educations without giving up their full-time jobs. Whichever path students choose, everyone praises the “low cost” and says, “You will not find a better education for the same amount of money.” Students also understand that with those reasonable tuitions come some compromises. While there are quite a few nice buildings, such as the previously mentioned aviation department, students remark that the general education buildings are “a tad outdated.” (Since this printing, several buildings have been renovated/constructed.)

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
753
with Terminal Degree
545

422
Men
331
Women
98
International
49
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Phil Jackson
NBA Coach Los Angeles Lakers

Karen Nyberg
NASA Astronaut

Chuck Klosterman
Writer-Esquire & Spin, author

Jean Haley Harper
Captain, United Airlines

James O'Keefe
President and cardiologist,Mid-America

Greg Page
President and CEO, Cargill, Inc.

Sally Smith
President and CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
75
Application Deadlines

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,388
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,056
Required Fees
$1,353
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,176

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

A “typical” student at University of North Dakota is “someone who goes to class, but also balances their time being involved in organizations.” Most are usually involved in numerous student groups, but they always make sure to have the time to “work out and hang with friends.” Students seem to mostly come from one of two places: either “rural North Dakota or from the Twin Cities.” Many notice “a divide along those lines.” Most are Caucasian, leading some students to cite the University’s need to draw in a slightly “more diverse” crowd.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,537
Out of State
60%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
84

Demographics

1.61%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.62%
Asian
2.50%
African-American
3.09%
Hispanic
85.78%
Caucasian
2.36%
Unknown
6.11%
International

43% female
57% male
60% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

Overview

Opinions range on the size and options for scenic hang outs in the city of Grand Forks, with some calling it a “pretty decent-sized town,” and others saying, “The town offers little to do.” Most people tend to make their own fun, and “partying” seems to be fairly prevalent. Most students tend to stay inside as the weather can get “freezing cold” during the winter months. Weekend programming, put together by various student organizations, holds events every Friday and Saturday night, and most students try “to attend every UND Weekend Programming [event].” Hockey games are another event that everyone raves about, saying they are “a blast to go to, whether you like hockey or not.” There is also a new “state-of-the-art” Wellness Center that is “extremely popular,” and it offers a lot of free classes for students. While many students choose to live off-campus, a decent amount of students complain about the “lack of parking” for those who commute.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
28%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
72
First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
75

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
275
Number of Honor Societies
38

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
3

10% join a fraternity
11% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (North Dakota)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (North Dakota)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
425

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Sue Sholes
Asst Director of Admissions

Address
UND Office of Admissions
3501 University Avenue, Stop 8357
Grand Forks, ND 58202

Phone
701-777-3000

Email
UND.admissions@UND.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Engelstad Arena
Memorial Union
Wellness Center
International Centre
North Dakota Museum of Art

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Alerus Center
Empire Arts Theatre
River Cinema
Urban Stampede
Cabela's

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:00 - 4:30
701-777-3000

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9am - 1pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
call 701-777-3000

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
und.admissions@und.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
http://go.und.edu

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
as available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Free shuttle buses around campus. City bus,Greyhound Bus station. Amtrak train station, Grand Forks International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
UND is located between Winnipeg and Fargo on Interstate 29, UND is approximately 5 hours northwest of Minneapolis traveling from I-94 to I-29 North.

Local Accommodations
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Key Stats

4,642
Applicants
11,537
Size
86%
Acceptance Rate

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