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 55,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Our tight-knit community is the #1 reason U.S. News ranks North Dakota as the state offering the best quality of life.
Ever heard of North Dakota Nice? It's a way of life around here. Why are people so friendly? That's easy – no rush hour, welcoming neighborhoods 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.
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.
#1 College Town in North Dakota – Reviews.org
Best Place to Live in North Dakota – Time Money
Top 5 Best Small College Towns – USA Today
Top 20 of the Most Secure U.S. Cities – Farmers Insurance
Top 24 Most Exciting Small Cities in America – Business Insider and Movoto Real Estate
America's Best Hockey Town – SmartAsset