The University of North Dakota has always been ahead of its time.
Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, UND gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 550-acre campus, the state’s largest. We've emerged as an innovator in energy, medicine, aviation and unmanned aircraft systems.
- Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Higher Learning Commission
Top Academic and Research University
Every accredited college or university offers education, but not every school prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.
Leaders in Action
We focus on our goals with the eye of a hawk and rise above whatever challenges come our way. We are leaders that do and doers that lead.
Meet some of our Leaders in Action.
A Future That Works
Our graduates are prepared for a lifetime of success – 85% of UND graduates are employed in positions related to their UND education.
Do you know what degree you will pursue? Search our academic program database to find what interests you.
The Engine of Opportunity
As the only university in the state with graduate, law and medical schools, UND continues to lead in educating the region's doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists and business professionals.
As the Energy U, Medical U and Unmanned U, we will continue to serve as the chief opportunity engine for this state and its citizens.President Mark KennedyInaugural Address, October 10, 2016
Our mission is to provide transformative learning, discovery and community engagement opportunities for developing tomorrow's leaders.