Fall Enrollment: 14,172 (2023-2024)
Types of Degrees: Bachelor Degree, Certificate, Doctor's Degree - professional, Doctorate Degree, Doctorate Degree - research, First Professional, Master's Degree, Post Bachelors, Post Master's
Number of Programs: 244
Average Class Size: 26
Student to Facultiy Ratio: 17 to 1

Campus Life

At the University of North Dakota, you’ll learn to lead your own way. As North Dakota’s flagship university, we take great pride in the hard work, determination and resiliency that powers our students and alumni to great achievements. With more than 225 fields of study, they’re making their impact in the arts, aerospace, business, engineering, education, nursing, medicine, law and nearly everything in between. Now, it’s your turn to join them.

When you walk onto campus for the first time, you’ll understand immediately why more than 14,000 students call UND home. It’s the beauty of campus on a crisp fall day. The heart-pounding thrill of a Division I hockey game raising the roof of The Ralph. A successful climb to the top of the Wellness Center’s 28-foot rock wall. And the warm conversations shared over home-cooked meals in Wilkerson Commons. It’s lifelong friendships just getting their start in the residence halls. Or the free-spirited professor who challenges you to think differently. It all comes together to create a UND experience that’s unforgettable and unique to you. The torch has been passed. Together, let’s ignite the future.

The Area

Greater Grand Forks is where big-city attractions meet small-town charm. As a classic college town of nearly 62,000, the community is safe, friendly and packed with restaurants, shops and things to do. If you like the outdoors, The Greenway snaking along the Red River offers more than 2,200 acres of open space in the heart of town, miles of bike trails and multiple parks. Add concerts, sports and cultural events, and your calendar will be full.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate admission to UND is based on:

  • Cumulative GPA (high school and/or college).
  • Completion of high school core courses.
  • Other factors such as the number of college credits transferred to UND, course difficultly, grade trends and individual skills and experiences

Find detailed undergraduate, graduate, law and medical program admission guidelines on our website.


Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Refer to UND Accreditation for information about accreditation and/or certification of specific programs.

Types of Distance Education

UND offers courses, certificates and degrees in online and other distance formats, including semester-based and open-enrollment, independent-study courses. Our interactive program finder will allow you to explore all the online programs UND has to offer.

2023-24 Academic Year Costs*


ROOM & MEAL PLAN $10,912


Total $22,663

*North Dakota full-time resident base tutiton rate; other rates are available at Rates include mandatory fees but do not include a one-time new incoming student fee. Room and meal plan rates assume double occupancy and the average cost of the anytime access meal plans for the fall and spring semesters.

Freshman Scholarships

Freshmen must have unweighted high school GPAs of at least 3.5 or a 30 ACT to be eligible for an automatic scholarship.

Scholarships range from $1,500 to $14,000. View the full scholarship chart on our website. To qualify, incoming freshmen must be admitted and send their official high school transcript to UND by the Feb. 1 priority deadline for the upcoming fall semester. A separate application and essay are not required.

Transfer Scholarships

The transfer student scholarship is automatically awarded to transfer students who have a minimum 3.5 cumulative college GPA and are accepted to UND by the April 15 priority deadline for the upcoming fall semester or by the Nov. 15 priority deadline for the upcoming spring semester. A transfer student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to 3.89 will receive a $1,000 scholarship ($500 / semester for two semesters). A transfer student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher will receive a $2,000 scholarship ($1,000 / semester for two semesters).

Priority Deadlines

FAFSA: Feb. 1



NEW TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS: April 15 or November 15.

Apply early! Funding is limited and not guaranteed through the priority date.

UND: Leaders in the Classroom

Leaders in the Classroom

UND Graduates

Academic Reputation

With strong humanities, liberal arts, science, technology and professional programs, UND is ranked consistently as one of the:

  • Top 10 Best Value Colleges & Universities - College Consensus
  • Top 129 public schools – U.S. News & World Report
  • Best 389 Colleges - Princeton Review
  • Most military-friendly schools in the nation for 10+ years -
  • Top 37 Undergraduate and Top 24 Graduate Degree Producers for Minorities (American Indian students) – Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Learn more about our 225+ academic programs with our interactive program finder at

Exceptional Facilities

Exceptional minds deserve exceptional places, and UND is transforming the campus to provide just that. From Robin Hall — our soaring aerospace building — to the state-of-the-art School of Medicine & Health Sciences, we’re working hard to meet the needs of today’s students. And we’re striving to do so with the latest ideas in environmentally friendly construction.

We’ve expanded the School of Law and Education Building, built the Collaborative Energy Complex, Athletics High Performance Center and the Gorecki Alumni Center. Our new Memorial Union, Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, residence halls are now open, and we’ve upgraded classrooms as well as the Chester Fritz Library. In the heart of campus, the renovated Wilkerson Commons is the perfect place to dine, study or relax with friends. And you can enjoy all the amenities of an upscale health club at our nationally recognized Wellness Center.

Successful Alumni

Within six months of graduation, 8 out of 10 of UND graduates are employed — the vast majority in their major field of study — or pursuing graduate, law or medical degrees.

Just look at the achievements of some of our exceptional UND alumni: All-time, most-winning NBA Coach Phil Jackson, Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter, New York Times best-selling author Chuck Klosterman, former Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith, NHL Seattle Kraken Head Coach Dave Hakstol, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Hollywood character actor Sam Anderson, former U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, former U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer.

When you ask our UND alumni why they love their careers, they’ll often tell you it’s because they’re making a difference. And you will, too. Whether you’re teaching a kindergarten class, helping people invest their retirement funds, holding a patient’s hand before surgery or flying a family to their favorite vacation destination, you’ll know what you do really matters. They’re all making an impact in ways big and small. How will you make yours?

Why Choose UND

  • 225+ fields of study, making it one of the largest and most diversified universities in the Upper Midwest
  • More than 14,000 students (including 10,500 undergrads) from every state and 107 countries
  • Small class sizes, with an average of 26 students and a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 17 NCAA Division I sports, including the 8-time national championship men’s hockey team
  • 275+ student clubs and organizations, including 20 fraternities and sororities and many intramural and club sports
  • Study abroad options in more than 30 countries
  • Combined tuition, fees and room / meal plan costs are nearly $3,000 less than the national average for 4-year doctoral universities

Leaders in the Classroom

Nichole '25


Space Studies

Degree: Nursing

Hometown: Philippines/ Valley City, ND.

“I am really happy with where I am and who I am so far, and I wouldn’t have those opportunities if I wasn’t in UND.”

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University Admissions

Gorecki Center
3501 University Ave., Stop 8357
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8357
Fax: 701.777.2721

Online & Distance Eduation

O’Kelly Hall, Room 300
221 Centennial Dr. Stop 9021
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9021