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University of North Dakota, a public institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Grand Forks, ND, the school offers an urban setting for students to study in. Enrollment at UND is nearly 14,000 annually.

Students may select from many areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Transportation And Materials Moving
  • Psychology
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Most students accepted to UND score in-between 21 - 26 on the ACT exam. UND has an acceptance rate of 70% of which only 62% decided to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at UND are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs approximately $7,800 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $18,000 per year. Students enrolled at University of North Dakota may qualify for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The UND Sioux participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)

For a complete list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please visit the school's website at http://und.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates University of North Dakota accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into University of North Dakota.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English20 - 25
ACT ® Math20 - 26
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 26

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UND

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting into University of North Dakota.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions3,357 (70%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled2,096 (62%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of North Dakota is around 14,000 students. The student body is made up of 78% undergraduate students and 22% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $5,900-$7,100
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,020
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $250-$300 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $660-$790 per credit unit
  • On-campus housing and meals are estimated to cost around $7,500, the price includes the serving of twenty-one meals per week

Several professional schools of study are operated by University of North Dakota. These schools may have differing tuition costs. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Medical School (Tuition: $25,000/yr)
  • Law School (Tuition: $7,700/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships65%$4,201
Receiving Student Loans64%$7,968

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, University of North Dakota may provide services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of North Dakota is around 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years23%
Graduating in 5 Years23%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: The University of North Dakota at Casper College

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1995)

Campus: University of North Dakota

  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program (more info)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of North Dakota is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (362)
  • Basketball (362)
  • Track and Field (362)
  • Football (362)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew (B)
  • Air Traffic Controller (B)
  • Aviation and Airway Management (B)
  • Air Transportation (B, M)
  • Aviation (M)
  • Flight Instructor (B)


Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies


  • Elementary Education (B, M)
  • Special Education (M)
  • Guidance Counselor (M)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (D, M)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Autism (C)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (D)
  • Early Childhood Education (B, M)
  • Social Science Teacher Education (B)
  • Educational and Instructional Media Design (M)
  • Education (M)
  • Education, Teaching Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities (M)
  • Reading Teacher Education (M)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)
  • Education, Teaching Individuals with Vision Impairments (M)
  • Education, Early Childhood Special Education Programs (M)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation (M)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education

Communications and Journalism

Public Administration and Social Services


Security and Protective Services

English Language and Literature

  • English (B, D, M)
  • Writing, General (C)

Social Sciences

Physical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Global Studies (B)

Computer and Information Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Communication Technology

  • Graphic Communications (B)


Mathematics and Statistics

Visual and Performing Arts

Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Technology (B, M)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology (B)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • Linguistics (M)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B)
  • Norwegian Language and Literature (B)

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Chinese Studies (B)
  • Native American Studies (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies (D, M)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

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