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Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, University of North Dakota is a public institution. Grand Forks is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

154 Undergraduate Degrees
103 Graduate Degrees
$26,238 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
83% Acceptance Rate

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University of North Dakota Rankings

UND landed the #92 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,284 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 9 colleges in North Dakota, it is ranked at #1.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UND has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#35 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UND.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#73 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UND has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#41 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#96 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#116 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#141 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual
#233 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is University of North Dakota?

Location of University of North Dakota

Contact details for UND are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8193
Phone: 800-225-5863

How Do I Get Into UND?

You can apply to UND online at:

Admission Requirements for UND

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UND?

83% Acceptance Rate
49% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 83%, UND may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 51% of accepted students are men and 49% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to UND submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 520 to 640 )
UND received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 20 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford University of North Dakota?

$26,238 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UND is $26,238. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UND, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $10,331 a year. That adds up to $41,324 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UND is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of North Dakota Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,628 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,163 undergraduate students at UND, with 7,628 being full-time and 2,535 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UND

There are also 3,418 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,628 full-time undergraduates at UND, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UND

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of North Dakota students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UND Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 130
Black or African American 135
Hispanic or Latino 304
White 6,268
International Students 303
Other Races/Ethnicities 488

Geographic Diversity

North Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at University of North Dakota. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 75 countries are represented at UND. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and Japan.

Online Learning at University of North Dakota

3,531 Took All Classes Online
6,717 Took At Least One Class Online
2.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 16 bachelor’s degree and 28 master’s degree programs available online at UND. In 2017-2018, 6,717 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UND has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UND

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of North Dakota was 2.7%. This is the #1,299 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UND regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UND majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 15%
Registered Nursing 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UND ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UND.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #333
Nursing #405

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of North Dakota Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 154 0 96 3 253
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 3 3
Nursing Education 0 1 0 0 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
Nurse Anesthetist 0 0 0 0 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 154 1 96 6 257


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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