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 521-acre campus, the state’s largest. We've emerged as an innovator in engineering, medicine, aviation and unmanned aircraft systems.
- Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Higher Learning Commission
- Carnegie Classification:
- RU H (Research Universities - High Activity)
Key Facts About UND
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Best Value 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. In fact, the National Science Foundation ranks UND #151 in the nation.
We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes. Search our database of 250+ academic programs to find what interests you.
Few times in history has UND experienced such extensive physical change. Our Chester Fritz Library is undergoing major renovations, as is the historic home of UND’s first president, which will become an inviting new engagement center for graduate students. Work also is underway on a brand-new Memorial Union and steam plant.
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.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.President Theodore Roosevelt