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Academics

If you love hockey, want to study at the nation’s foremost aerospace and aviation school, and you’re not afraid of the cold temperatures, the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, wants you on their team. The largest university in the state, UND is internationally recognized in the aviation industry for its aerospace program, which offers “the highest level of flight training,” “incredible professors” who “know the industry.” Other schools including the college of business and public administration, the college of engineering and mines, and the school of medicine and health sciences are praised for their “innovation and intelligence.” UND also benefits from its “strong and active alumni network.” Students have mixed experiences with the quality of advisement and experiences with faculty seeming to vary depending on the students’ interests. “General education teachers are very hit or miss,” one student says. But another offers, “Every single professor that I’ve had has been engaging, interested in my learning… are dedicated….and have also given me opportunities for success by introducing me to internships or jobs that I should apply for, as well as being willing to write recommendation letters or talk during their office hours whenever possible.” UND offers “great on-campus resources for its students, including “counseling, student health, LGBTQ+ office, International Center, Student Government, and The Dakota Student, the student newspaper.” Small class sizes “make for a more personalized learning experience,” and “tuition costs are still reasonable compared to other schools and states,” proving “bang for your buck.” And there are “numerous resources and organizations available for students on campus to help them succeed… academically, socially, and mentally—including a “strategic plan recently implemented that focuses more on the student experience and being a leader in action.”

Student Body

The “conservative” student body “is mostly comprised of Midwestern students,” a “large majority from Minnesota and North Dakota,” with the aviation program bringing in “a decent amount of diversity from around the U.S. and the world.” “It takes a special kind of person to be able to suffer through the long, dark, and extremely cold winters,” one student says proudly. “Despite these treacherous temperatures, many still show up in negative twenty degree wind chills to wait in line for two hours to cheer on the hockey team.” Everyone that comes through campus is “willing to lend a helping hand,” “not only for the campus but for the community as well.” “The school isn’t exactly diverse,” one student says, “but that is mostly due to location I’d say. There are many contract students within aviation so there is diversity in that major.”

Campus Life

Students love the “tight knit community support,” and say “everyone in Grand Forks wants the students at UND to succeed.” School spirit “is very strong…which makes it extremely fun to attend basketball, football, volleyball, or hockey games.” Emphasis on the hockey games: “There is nothing that brings us together more than hockey.” The Ralph Engelstad Arena “nearly sells out at any home game” and “many people begin lining up in the cold as early as 8:00 A.M. on some game days.” The city has a lot of outdoor skating rinks. The “greenway is great in the warmer months.” The “beautiful campus” is “relatively compact in size,” so traveling to and from classes is easy and “convenient.” There is “support for Greek organizations and other organizations that support leadership opportunities,” and the “attitude of all people, staff, and workers is always uplifting.” Most students’ days are “filled with studying and homework,” but in between classes students visit the “local coffee shop, Archives,” or visit the Wellness Center, which “is always busy, either with individual workouts, group exercise classes, intramural or pick-up games, or cooking classes.” Sometimes students take “weekend trips to Winnipeg, Canada.” “Greek life is popular,” and “drinking is huge here.”

Overview

Applicants
5,021
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average HS GPA
3.48

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
715
with Terminal Degree
513

397
Men
318
Women
105
International
65
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.


  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American Indian/Native American Studies.
  • Chinese Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Anatomy.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Investments and Securities.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Graphic Communications, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Industrial Technology/Technician.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Petroleum Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Norwegian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Public Health Education and Promotion.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Rehabilitation Science.

  • HISTORY.


  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Air Traffic Controller.
  • Air Transportation, Other.
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.
  • Flight Instructor.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Musical Theatre.


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
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,158

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,356

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,865

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,229

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,650

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,224
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,288
Required Fees
$1,471
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,100
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,974
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,519
Foreign Countries Represented
78

Demographics

1.21%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.75%
Asian
2.29%
African-American
3.89%
Hispanic
80.88%
Caucasian
1.40%
Unknown
4.80%
International

44% female
56% male
61% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
27%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Deb Glennen

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
215
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
3

12% join a fraternity
13% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

18% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (North Dakota)
8 Sports

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

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
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

Sustainability

84/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
0%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, HP

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kelsey Heinert
Campus Experience Coordinator

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
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Wellness Center
Wilkerson Commons
Memorial Union
School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Alerus Center
Red Pepper
The Greenway
Urban Stampede
Blue Moose

Campus Tours

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

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:30, 9:30, 1:30
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

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

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Free shuttle buses on campus, City bus, Jefferson Lines Bus station, Amtrak train station, Grand Forks International Airport, Lyft, Uber

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
Hilton Garden Inn Canad Inn Baymont Suites La Quinta Expressway Suites Staybridge Suites Sleep Inn & Suites My Place Hotel


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