University of North Dakota in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, ND

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University of North Dakota offers 605-degree programs and 79 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 86%. The most popular test is SAT - 7% of students submitted it in comparison to 91% of students who submitted ACT. 52.9% are women, and 47.1% are men. 8% percents of international students. University of North Dakota is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of North Dakota is 16289$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $14507 and $21253 per year. 55% of full-time University of North Dakota students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $46,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of North Dakota is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of North Dakota students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,248
$30,001 - $48,000$13,059
$48,001 - $75,000$15,702
$75,001 - $110,000$17,770

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: 2870

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    5924 of University of North Dakota undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 51 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of North Dakota number 2 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Dakota.

    Students at University of North Dakota awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in University of North Dakota.


    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    University of North Dakota graduation rate is above the national average.

    55% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of North Dakota completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    3 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      University of North Dakota acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 16%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so University of North Dakota acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 19%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The University of North Dakota full-time retention rate is 81% and part-time retention rate is 46%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of North Dakota students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      930 - 1180

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 460 - 590
      Math: 470 - 590
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of North Dakota students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      21 - 26

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 20 - 26
      Math: 22 - 27
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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      For the High School Class of 2016:
      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at University of North Dakota is 21:1, that means that for every 21 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In University of North Dakota the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of North Dakota and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in North Dakota.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 3851 Campus Road Stop 9035 address in Grand Forks, North Dakota.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of North Dakota with 0.21% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, arson, and forcible sex offense.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      University of North Dakota offers 605 programs in total: 262 are for Bachelor's degree, 175 - for Master's degree, 84 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 36 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 18 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 15 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

      This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 30 universities in North Dakota state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship, Postbaccalaureate certificate and Post-master's certificate programs offered. University of North Dakota is one of the few institutions in North Dakota that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 79 distance education programs that are provided in the University of North Dakota: 43 are for Master's degree, 21 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Dakota state average data to help you compare.


      University of North Dakota provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 10595 students with 317861 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2044 with 49052 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 665 students.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for University of North Dakota

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      A lot of summer construction

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Great place to study and work! #UNDproud

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Honesty, this is the worst university and state I've ever been too. On the upside, it is much cheaper and sparse compared to other large universities. Academically its not bad, I would say its not much different from taking rigorous classes in high school. The housing and meal plans are decent, but they can be a rip off sometimes.However, the social aspect is the worst I've ever experienced. North Dakotan's are the weirdest people I've ever met. They are not very social and they are incredibly hostile towards outsiders and people who are different for no reason. So much for "discovering the spirit" of the state. Pretty ironic because the people up here have no spirit lol. It doesn't surprise me why North Dakota's population size is declining because no one wants to live near these backwards thinking imbeciles.Even on campus most students are the same. I've had several encounters while longboarding where people would give me blank stares or disapproved looks for no apparent reason. Dont even bother trying to interact with them either because they dont respond to warm gestures. Outside of campus I had a strange encounter where this old creep was staring at me constantly while I was pulling out of an oriental store. Not a very welcoming environment at all. After high school I was optimistic about coming to this place where I thought people would be more mature and outgoing, but it honestly feels worse than high school. At least in high school people are a little bit more direct and lively.Regardless, I'm so glad that I graduated and moved to a better, lively place. I will not return to this miserable state and I don't recommend this place to anyone unless of course you're a North Dakotan lol.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Professors in Department of Earth System Science and Policy (ESSP) at University of North Dakota are completely unprofessional especially those who entered USA for securing their well-being; whilst not giving a single damn for international students . I have had wasted my precious three years as a student in ESSP where I have seen students including me were being thrashed with the third grade politics of these non sense, low spirited individuals, so called professors. Even when I asked for an experience letter for my work as a Research Assistant, nobody including the Department Head, an ugly French lady with a black and cunning mind, bothered to response my request. Similarly, a cunning Australian Professor, who had a zero teaching skills, was so unforgiving, adamant, and inconsiderate that remembering the past with them boils my blood to that extent after a decade of their companionship, I am writing this review. In my view, ESSP Department at UND is like an ambush where students come for educational wellbeing; in turn get killed by dirty politics of utterly non professional, low grade job holders (i.e. so called professors).

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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      I have never written a review on anything before. I couldnt take it anymore, now i have to tell you guys, (coming from a naturally very positive person in me), that this school is TRASH. It took me skipping 2 while semesters to get enrolled trandferring from down south. They do not do ANYTHING to get you situated or where you need to be in order to get going with your schooling. They just kep telling you to call the other person, and they expect you to know how to do THEIR jobs in order to get you going, which is impossible without access. Then they are NEVER on time with anything, they tell you a refund date in your fafsa, but it refunds almost a whole month later. They surely will hound your bank and let you go broke. My last school down south always got stuff done early for you. Their system doesn’t let you set things up without it chaning on its own somehow. Your course material has nothing to do with half the questions you are asked. You get zero’s for misisng assignments that you cant do because their systems for engineering are weird and wont download, you email the professor asking how the hell to get it downloaded, why it keeps kicking you out, etc. They ignore you. Ive wasted a year of my life trying to get going when i could have had 2 semesters done by now.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193

      Place: Research Universities (high research activity)

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +8002255863

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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