About Our Town
Grand Forks is really way cooler than you think!
Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, UND is right at home in this vibrant college town of more than 65,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. With prairies to the west and lakes to the east, Grand Forks has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country.
What makes Grand Forks a great place to live?
Many cite the people as their favorite thing about Grand Forks. Why are people so friendly? That's easy – no rush hour, welcoming neighborhoods, peaceful surroundings and living freely. Grand Forks is also very safe; consistently ranking among the most secure small cities in America.
Our public and private educational systems are some of the best in the country. We provide outstanding educational opportunities for students of all ages and needs.
Better Job Opportunities
With a consistently low unemployment rate (<3%), Grand Forks is a hub for engineering, aerospace, energy, agriculture and healthcare.
The Greater Grand Forks Area supports all aspects of wellness including physical, mental and spiritual health. It's no wonder UND often ranks as the healthiest college in the nation.
Whether you call it a big small town or small big town, Grand Forks is an undisputed hockey town. We boast that we have at least one of everything – including all four seasons.
Living Grand in Our College Town
#1 College Town in North Dakota – Reviews.org
Best Place to Live in North Dakota – Time Money
America's Best Hockey Town – SmartAsset (5 years in a row)
Most Secure U.S. Places – Farmers Insurance
Top 5 Things to Do in Grand Forks
We joke there are only two seasons in Grand Forks – summer and winter. But really, we enjoy all four seasons.
UND and Grand Forks
We're working together to build a stronger town for students and the community.