The University of North Dakota is the state’s most comprehensive intensive research university and the primary center for professional education and training.
Founded on the principle that an outstanding liberal arts education is the basis of successful citizenship, UND is focused on teaching, research and creative and scholarly activity, and service to the state of North Dakota, nation, and world. UND’s economic impact on the state and region is more than $1 billion a year.
Founded by the Dakota Territorial Assembly in 1883, six years before statehood, UND was intended to be, and has remained, a university with a strong liberal arts foundation surrounded by a variety of professional and specialized programs. It is admired for its spacious, beautiful campus and extensive resources. The University has earned an international reputation for its academic and research programs.
UND enrolls 15,250 students in more than 200 fields of study from baccalaureate through doctoral and professional degrees. Thirty-nine percent come from North Dakota; the rest represent all other states, eight Canadian provinces, and more than 50 nations.