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University of North Dakota is a public institution that was founded in 1883. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,522, its setting is city, and the campus size is 550 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of North Dakota's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 170. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,254 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,170 (2012-13).
The University of North Dakota is located in the city of Grand Forks on the eastern edge of the state, just a few miles from the Minnesota border. Students at the University of North Dakota can study in nearly 300 academic fields, including graduate programs in business, law, engineering, and education. The University of North Dakota, which is often abbreviated to UND, also has a highly ranked rural medicine program in its School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Outside the classroom, students can join more than 200 campus clubs, Greek life, and participate in student government. Student athletes can play at the intramural level or try out for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I in various conferences. Notable UND alumni include Chuck Klosterman, author of several books including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, and Sally Smith, CEO of the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant franchise.
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What do students and alumni say about UND? Here is just a sample: Great professors. Top-notch classes. Beautiful campus. A sense of family. Classic college town. Lots of majors. Grads get good jobs. Lifelong friends.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of North Dakota, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at University of North Dakota is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of North Dakota is 21:1, and the school has 39.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of North Dakota include: Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Air Traffic Controller; Psychology, General; and General Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.8 percent.
University of North Dakota has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,522, with a gender distribution of 54.5 percent male students and 45.5 percent female students. At this school, 32.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68.0 percent of students live off campus. University of North Dakota is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of North Dakota offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of North Dakota also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of North Dakota, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of North Dakota.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of North Dakota, 55.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,076.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,254 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,170 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,400 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data