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University of North Dakota Overview

University of North Dakota is a public institution situated in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The city atmosphere of Grand Forks makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of North Dakota Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$25,142 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UND is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UND.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 90% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UND bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $61,403 a year. That's about 50% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is 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?

89% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 89%, UND is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Average Test Scores

About 6% 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 550 and 630. Math scores were between 560 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 550 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 560 to 660 )
UND received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 19 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of North Dakota  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford University of North Dakota?

$25,142 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UND is $25,142. 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 58% of students took out student loans averaging $11,083 a year. That adds up to $44,332 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UND is 0.8%. 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

6,988 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,718 undergraduate students at UND, with 6,988 being full-time and 2,730 being part-time.


There are also 4,054 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,988 full-time undergraduates at UND, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 141
Black or African American 116
Hispanic or Latino 300
White 5,691
International Students 278
Other Races/Ethnicities 462

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

4,185 Took All Classes Online
9,650 Took At Least One Class Online
8.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 9,650 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 3rd most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UND

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of North Dakota was 8.4%. This is the #1,443 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UND regardless of major.

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%.


*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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